ASHG 2015 Tipsheet: Genetic Testing, Sequencing, and Counseling

Media Contact:
Nalini Padmanabhan
ASHG Communications Manager

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 18, 2015
12:00 pm U.S. Pacific Time (UTC-05:00)


Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10, 2015


American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting

Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest of the latest research into genetic testing, sequencing, and counseling:

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8:45-9:45 am, Hall F
Building Bridges Session: Barriers and drivers for the implementation of clinical sequencing: An international discussion
Moderator: Chris Gunter, ASHG 2015 Program Chair

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Invited Session: Policy challenges affecting clinical integration of next-generation sequencing: Advancing toward resolution
Moderators: Mary A. Majumder, Baylor College of Medicine; and Robert Cook-Deegan, Duke University

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:30-4:30 pm, Room 309
Platform Session: Addressing the difficult regions of the genome

Moderator(s): Stephen Lincoln, Invitae; and Jennifer Lee, Greenwood Genetics Center

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Platform Session: Genetics/genomics education: From pupils to parents

Moderator(s): Arti Pandya, UNC Chapel Hill; and Karen Weissbecker-Reimer, Tulane University

Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Room 307
Platform Session: The real next gen: Reproductive genetics

Moderator(s): Urvashi Surti, University of Pittsburgh; and Brynn Levy, Columbia University Medical Center

Friday, Oct. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Platform Session: The Real World: Translating sequencing into the clinic

Moderator(s): Joon-Ho Yu, University of Washington; and Jen McCormick, Mayo Clinic

Friday, Oct. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm, Ballroom III
Platform Session: The zen of gene and variant assessment

Moderator(s): Shashikant Kulkarni, Washington University in St. Louis; and Yaping Yang, Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 pm, Ballroom I
Platform Session: Changing landscape of genomic testing
Moderator(s): Lora Bean, Emory University; and Belinda Chong, VCGS, MCRI

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-3:45 pm, Hall F
Invited Session: Integrating genomes and transcriptomes to understand human disease
Moderators: Michael J. Clark, Personalis; and Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center

Saturday, Oct. 10, 3:15-3:45 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Invited Presentation: DTC testing and genomic medicine: A cautionary tale

J. D. Tenenbaum, Duke University

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall

Clinical Genetic Testing, Posters 1918-2099
Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues, Posters 2155-2195
Genetic Counseling, Posters 2196-2215

Prenatal, Perinatal and Reproductive Genetics, Posters 2100-2154

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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