ASHG 2023 was another exhilarating meeting filled with scientific collaboration, networking, and discovery! We are proud to report a total of 8,289 registrants were in attendance, including visitors from 77 countries and 44 states + Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.
Attendees had the opportunity to connect with other members through world-class networking opportunities and preview the tools and products to power their next discovery.
Keep reading for a recap of what attendees experienced over the course of 5 days and what’s in store for the year ahead!
Sessions & Posters
Attendees experienced innovative scientific content with 15 plenary talks, 328 platform talks, 3,176 poster presentations and 62 invited sessions. As research in human genetics and genomics continues to excel forward, sessions covered the breadth of the field highlighting an array of topics including artificial intelligence, mendelian phenotypes, complex traits, genetic therapies, and many others.
ASHG’s Program Committee Chair, Mete Civelek, PhD, sat down with us for an ASHG TV interview and provided his thoughts on some of the exciting highlights that came out of this year’s meeting.
“I think there’s a lot of application happening in human genetics in the clinical space right now,” he said. “We are looking forward as this is our 75th anniversary, so application of human genetics in the clinic is definitely one of the highlights of this year.”
ASHG welcomed more than 230 companies to this year’s Exhibit & Poster Hall, bringing together genetics professionals of all stages as well as the industry partners that fuel their progress. With in-booth demos, networking, and plenty of evening entertainment and engagement, our industry partners pulled out all the stops to bring cutting-edge platforms and solutions to our attendees throughout the meeting. In addition, our exhibitors and sponsors hosted more than 65 dedicated commercial sessions where attendees learned about the latest technologies and applications from some of the leading minds in the industry.
In addition to the outstanding scientific program, the ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting also headlined several outstanding events including the Presidential Symposium, the Distinguished Speaker Symposium and the 75th anniversary gala celebration.
Attendees heard from ASHG President Brendan Lee, MD, PhD on Friday evening during the Presidential Symposium which featured panelists Donald Kohn, MD, Dennis Lo, MD, PhD, and Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD. The panelists addressed how genomics and genetics research in recent decades has been transformed by technologies that are now being used in the areas of diagnostics and therapeutics and some of the limitations to achieving broad impacts of genomic medicine on society and health.
To celebrate ASHG’s 75th anniversary, attendees gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on November 4 for a night filled with food and dancing. Themed “One Humanity, Many Genomes™,” the event spotlighted 75 years of innovation in the field and how genetics and genomics research is generating benefits for people everywhere.
ASHG members Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Anthony Antonellis, PhD, and Elliott Margulies, PhD, made a special appearance with their band Ethidium Spill for a fun filled musical performance that kept attendees energized and glued to the dance floor.
Rounding out the meeting, attendees joined us on the morning of November 5 to attend the Distinguished Speaker Symposium, organized by ASHG’s Program Committee. This event was a new addition to the annual meeting agenda and was highly rated by attendees. The panel session moderated by Hunt F. Willard, PhD, Genome National Group and Ambroise Wonkam, MD, PhD, featured leaders who have blazed new conceptual and technological trails in the field and will share their perspectives on important areas of opportunity for the future of human genetics, including the progress and implications of the Pangenome Project; emerging cancer research discoveries; how to improve and dispel myths as genetics is taught to future generations; and the future of cytogenetics.
What To Expect for ASHG 2024?
We are excited to bring the ASHG 2024 Annual Meeting to Denver, Colorado on November 5-9. It is a perfect place to present or learn about cutting-edge research findings while uncovering new insights as we continue to advance the field. In the below video, hear ASHG Incoming Program Committee Chair, Beth Sullivan, PhD, highlight what she is excited about for 2024. We hope to see you there!
ASHG 2024 Featured Symposia (formerly Invited Sessions) & Interactive Workshop Submissions Have Opened!
With the new year just around the corner, it is time to start planning for the ASHG 2024 Annual Meeting! The ASHG Program Committee and Digital Learning Committee are soliciting proposals for featured symposia (formerly known as invited sessions) and workshops. This is your chance to showcase the most consequential and innovative work in genetics and genomics.
All ASHG members are welcome to submit a proposal!
Submitting a featured symposia proposal or interactive workshop proposal offers ASHG members the opportunity to directly participate in the development of the scientific program for the 2024 meeting.
The members of the Program Committee (PC) are available for questions and discussions to help you frame or design your proposal.
An announcement will share information on when proposals will be accepted this month. Mark your calendars!
Upcoming Dates & Deadlines
December 11: ASHG 2024 Exhibit Sales Open
Mid-December: Proposals for Featured Symposia (formerly known as Invited Sessions) and Interactive Workshops Open
February 12 (at 5:00 PM Eastern Time): Submission deadline for Featured Symposia and Interactive Workshops
June 5: Abstracts Deadline
November 5-9: ASHG 2024 in Denver, Colorado
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