ASHG 2014 Tipsheet: Ethical, Legal, Social, Policy, and Public Health Issues

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 ethical, legal, social, policy, and public health issues related to human genetics:

Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Room 30
ASHG/ASBH Joint Satellite Symposium: From clinical to community sequencing: Emerging ethical, legal, and social issues in genomics
Moderator: Eric Juengst, PhD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

This session will include a discussion of the updated ASHG Statement on Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing, last published in 1995.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Room 20D
Invited Session: Whole genome/exome sequencing: Patient expectations, literacy, and preferences for genomic information

Moderators: Amy L. McGuire, PhD, JD, Baylor College of Medicine; and Gail E. Henderson, PhD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Room 20BC
Platform Session: ELSI issues in genetics

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 30
Platform Session: Genetic/Genomic Education and Services Delivery

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:30-6:30 pm, Hall B1
Platform Session: We Have the Technology: Next-Generation Genomic Methods

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00-11:00 am, Room 20D
Invited Session: Genomic medicine case conference: Illustrative clinical examples Moderators: Ian D. Krantz, MD, Children Hospital of Philadelphia; and Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD, University of Washington

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00-11:00 am, Room 29
Invited Session: Stakeholder engagement in genomics policy development: What is it? Why do it? How?

Moderators: Julie N. Harris, PhD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente; and Amy A. Lemke, MS, PhD, University of Washington

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall E

Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues in Genetics, Posters 2330-2383

Ongoing: The Genetic Portrait Project, an Interactive Art Initiative, Ballroom 20 Foyer

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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