ASHG 2015 Tipsheet: Precision/Personalized Medicine

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 research into precision/personalized medicine, including pharmacogenetics:

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2:00-3:30 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Invited Workshop: Growing the public knowledge base for clinical genome interpretation—Harnessing the resources of the ClinGen Project

Pre-registration ($25) is required to attend this event.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:00-6:45 pm, Hall F
Presidential Symposium: Genetic epidemiology at scale: High-throughput genomics linked to large scale EHR systems

Moderator: Neil Risch, ASHG 2015 President

Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Platform Session: Clinical impact of genetic variation

Moderator(s): Marshall Summar, Children’s National Medical Center; and Howard McLeod, Moffitt Cancer Center

Friday, Oct. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Platform Session: Target practice: Therapy for genetic diseases

Moderator(s): Joseph Shieh, UCSF; and Ken Huttner, Novartis

Friday, Oct. 9, 4:45-5:00 pm, Room 309
Platform Presentation: The INVESTICATE project: Identification of new variation, establishment of stem cells, and tissue collection advancing treatment efforts

C. Ernst, McGill University, et al

Friday, Oct. 9, 5:30-5:45 pm, Room 318/321
Platform Presentation: Integrative personal omics profiling during periods of disease, weight gain and loss

M. Snyder, Stanford University, et al

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 316
Platform Session: Precision cancer sequencing

Moderator(s): Dayna Oschwald, New York Genome Center; and David Wheeler, Baylor College of Medicine

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-3:45 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Invited Session: Translating genomic knowledge into clinical practice

Moderator: Marylyn D. Ritchie, Geisinger Health System and Pennsylvania State University

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-3:45 pm, Ballroom III
Invited Session: Gene editing/rewriting the genome: Moving from association to biology and therapeutics

Moderator: Stephen H. Tsang, Columbia University

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-2:15 pm, Room 318/321
Invited Presentation: Fruit fly/mouse: A fly approach to personalized cancer therapeutics

R. Cagan, Mount Sinai Hospital

Saturday, Oct. 10, 3:15-3:45 pm, Room 307
Invited Presentation: Personal microbiomes in health and disease

M. Snyder, Stanford University

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall

Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders, Posters 704-1021
Pharmacogenetics, Posters 648-703

Therapy for Genetic Disorders, Posters 468-507

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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