Trainee Events

The ASHG 2024 Annual Meeting features several events and opportunities of special interest to trainees and those seeking to advance their career.

Mentoring and Networking

Once on site, trainees can network with peers and connect with different career development committee members. In addition, the Trainee Social Reception, on Tuesday, November 5th, provides an opportunity to connect with meeting attendees in person while having a good time! This relaxed, informal, and interactive networking event will help you meet existing and potential collaborators, make new friends, and foster new connections. When registering, you can add this ticketed event to your cart before checkout.

Visit the New ASHG Career Hub!

The Career Hub is a new initiative that offers a dedicated space for career development at the ASHG Annual Meeting. Situated conveniently within the Exhibit & Poster Hall, this space will provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for attendees at all career stages in human genetics and genomics. The Career Hub will feature half-hour career talks scheduled throughout the meeting where you can gain valuable insights from industry leaders and established researchers.

The Career Hub will also be the home of ASHG’s new hiring mixers, designed to connect attendees that are hiring with potential employees looking for a job through a casual and social setting. Those looking to hire can meet a wider range of potential candidates in a shorter time and assess their fit for any open role(s) on your team. Job seekers can network with multiple employers simultaneously, learn more about different companies and labs, and stand out from the crowd through face-to-face interaction.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues, explore exciting career paths, and gain the tools to launch your success in human genetics and genomics!

Career/Professional Development

Career Development Topics: A Networking Event

When: Thursday, November 7 from 11:45am – 1:15pm
Pricing: $45 ASHG member, $60 nonmember.
Advance ticket purchase required to attend through registration. Includes a boxed lunch.

Connect with other genetics and genomics professionals in small group discussions at this informal networking event. Discussions will revolve around a range of topics including career transitions, career skills/leadership skills, building community/networking, careers in genetics, and so much more. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to rotate among the tables to discuss the topics that are of interest to them. Geneticists and genomicists of all career stages are encouraged to attend. Find your next colleague, collaborator, or friend!

Career Development Panel: How to Set Yourself Apart

When: Wednesday, November 6 from 11:45am – 1:15pm
Pricing: $45 ASHG member, $60 nonmember.
Advance ticket purchase required to attend through registration. Includes a boxed lunch.

Speakers: TBD

Interested in learning more about self-advocacy or negotiating and transitioning into a new role? Attend the Career Development Committee’s Annual Meeting Event, How to Set Yourself Apart. During this lunchtime panel, you will hear from 3 experienced panelists who have knowledge across academia and industry on personal branding, self-advocacy, and making a career transition. Learn how to be your best advocate by combining skills you already have and using them to negotiate your next step or transition to a new job.

Behind-the-Scenes: ASHG Publications Workshop

This event will be taking place on Friday, November 8th , 11:45am – 1:15pm. Pricing: $45 ASHG member, $60 nonmember (advance ticket purchase required to attend). Includes a boxed lunch. This event will provide you with information to help navigate the scientific publication process. Editors from multiple journals, including AJHG and HGG Advances, will give you a behind-the-scenes view of scientific publishing, covering topics such as data sharing, open access publication, and the ins and outs of the peer review process.

Scientific Skill-Building

Every year, ASHG offers a slate of interactive workshops designed to help attendees master new software, work through analyses, and share their expertise. This year’s workshops include:

  • Getting Started with Biomedical and Genomic Data in the All of Us Researcher Workbench Tuesday, November 5: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Speakers: Julie Coleman, Shamika Ketkar, Jinyoung Byun
  • A Guide to Card Sort Methods for Engaging Participants and Patients Tuesday, November 5: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Speakers: Karen Meagher, Sara Watson, Anya Prince, Jean Cadigan
  • Using the New Ensembl Genome Browser and Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) to Analyse and Interpret Genomic Variation Data Tuesday, November 5: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Speakers: Jane Loveland, Ola Austine, Aleena Mushtaq, Louisse Mirabueno
  • Building Understanding and Practical Skills in Community Engagement for Genetic Research Tuesday, November 5: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speakers: Mildred Cho, Alham Saadat, Sandra Lee, Maya Sabatello, Kellan Baker
  • Elevating Education: Engaging with Real Data and Tools in the Cloud Tuesday, November 5: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm P Speakers: Zelia Worman, Emily Hughes, Cera Fisher, Nathalie Volkheimer
  • Hidden Features of the UCSC Genome Browser Tuesday, November 5: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speakers: Robert Kuhn

*Each workshop requires advance registration through the meeting registration process.  Pricing: $40 ASHG member, $55 nonmember. Ticket includes entrance to the in-person workshop & access to the On-Demand recording.

Focus on Diversity

To help build a culturally diverse genetics workforce, the ASHG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reception will take place, Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00pm-8:30pm, and the DEI luncheon will take place that same day from 11:45am-1:15pm. Both ticketed events aim to mentor trainees from underrepresented minority groups and share information on training and career opportunities in genetics and genomics.

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