ASHG 2016 Tipsheet: Bench-to-Bedside Genetics

Media Contact:
Nalini Padmanabhan
ASHG Communications Manager

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 3, 2016
12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00)


Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 18-22, 2016


American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting

Vancouver Convention Centre
999-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 0C3


Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest research into bringing genetics from bench to bedside:

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Ballroom C, West Building
Invited Session: Diagnostic functional genetics, the essential next step in NGS translation to the bedside
Moderators: Robert M.W. Hofstra, Erasmus University Medical Center; and Ludwine M. Messiaen, University of Alabama

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:00-12:30 pm, Room 109, West Building
Invited Session Presentation: Mechanisms of rearrangements in genomic disorders: From the bedside to the bench side
C. R. Beck, Baylor College of Medicine

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:55-6:25 pm, Ballroom ABC, West Building
2016 William Allan Award: James F. Gusella
Dr. Gusella pioneered the genetic research cycle paradigm to conceptualize genetics research from basic science to genotype-driven modeling, based on associations with human disease and translation into diagnostics, treatments, and prevention strategies.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room 211, West Building
Platform Session: Interpreting the transcriptome in health and disease
Moderators: Alexis Battle, Johns Hopkins University; and Taru Tukiainen, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland

Friday, Oct. 21, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room 302, West Building
Invited Session: Clinical spotlight: Gene discovery, genetic counseling, and clinical care of patients with inherited retinal diseases
Moderators: Daniel C. Koboldt, Washington University in St. Louis; and Anand Swaroop, National Eye Institute, NIH

Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00-10:00 am, Ballroom C, West Building
Platform Session: Whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing: From disease gene discovery to diagnosis
Moderators: Michael Friez, Greenwood Genetics Center; and Yaping Yang, Baylor College of Medicine

Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00-10:00 am, Room 119, West Building
Platform Session: Improvements on NGS for the clinic
Moderators: Christa L. Martin, Geisinger Health System; and David A. Buchner, Case Western Reserve University

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall B, West Building

Molecular and Cytogenetic Diagnostics, Posters 724W-1032F

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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