ASHG 2014 Tipsheet: Big Data

Media Contact:
Nalini Padmanabhan
ASHG Communications Manager

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:00 pm U.S. Pacific Time (UTC-05:00)


Saturday through Wednesday, Oct. 18-22, 2014


American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest research in human genetics and big data:

Saturday, Oct. 18, 5:30-5:50 pm, Hall B1
Plenary Session: The UK10K Project: Rare variants in health and disease

Nicole Soranzo, PhD, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Sunday, Oct. 19, 8:00-9:30 am, Hall B1
Distinguished Speakers Symposium: Separating signal from noise

Moderators: Cynthia Casson Morton, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Andrew S. McCallion, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Sunday, Oct. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Room 6AB
Invited Session: Crowdsourced genetics

Moderators: Itsik Pe’er, PhD, Columbia University; Yaniv Erlich, PhD, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Monday, Oct. 20, 8:00-8:30 am, Hall B1
Plenary Session: The Human Knockout Project: Systematic discovery of loss-of-function variants in humans

Konrad J. Karczewski, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, et al

Monday, Oct. 20, 9:00-9:30 am, Hall B1
Award Presentation: ASHG Curt Stern Award

Recipients: Gonçalo R. Abecasis, DPhil, University of Michigan; Mark J. Daly, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Monday, Oct. 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Hall B1
Platform Session: Cloudy with a Chance of Big Data

Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Room 6CF
Platform Session: Cardiovascular Genetics II: Genetic Discovery and Characterization

Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Hall B1
Platform Session: From Bytes to Phenotypes

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:00-8:30 am, Hall B1
Plenary Session: Completion of the 1000 Genomes Project: Results, lessons learned and open questions

Gonçalo Abecasis, DPhil, University of Michigan

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:30-10:00 am, Hall B1

ASHG/ESHG Building Bridges Session: Evolving uncertainties in genomic medicine

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 28
Platform Session: Balanced and Unbalanced Chromosomal Rearrangements

About the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others with an interest in human genetics. The Society serves scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to: (1) share research results through the ASHG Annual Meeting and in The American Journal of Human Genetics; (2) advance genetic research by advocating for research support; (3) educate current and future genetics professionals, health care providers, advocates, policymakers, educators, students, and the public about all aspects of human genetics; and (4) promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific policies. For more information, visit:

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