ASHG 2016 Tipsheet: Cardiovascular 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 in cardiovascular genetics:

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room 211, West Building
APS/ASHG Joint Symposium: Attaching Physiology to the Genome: Spotlight on Cardiovascular Genetics
Moderators: Guillaume Lettre, University of Montreal; and Bina Joe, University of Toledo

This special Tuesday Symposium is a collaboration between ASHG and the American Physiological Society (APS). This session will bring together speakers from both societies to discuss the intersection between, and the interdependence of, genetics and physiology. Presentations at this session by ASHG members will also be presented during the Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:00-6:20 pm, Ballroom ABC, West Building
Featured Plenary Abstract Session I

Moderators: Anthony Antonellis, ASHG 2016 Program Chair; and Peter Scacheri, ASHG 2016 Program Committee

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:30-1:00 pm, Ballroom C, West Building
Invited Presentation: Adult zebrafish as a living model in evaluation of variants in cardiogenetics in a routine setting using echography and speckle-tracking software
D. Hassel, Heidelberg University Hospital

Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:15-10:30 am, Room 211, West Building
Platform Presentation: Assessment of genetic burden and constraint in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genes leveraging protein structural data and large sequencing cohorts
J.R. Homburger, Stanford University, et al

Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00-11:15 am, Room 109, West Building
Platform Presentation: First genome-wide significant locus for pre-eclampsia susceptibility discovered on fetal chromosome 13 near FLT1
R. McGinnis, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, et al

Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:15-11:30 am, Ballroom A, West Building
Platform Presentation: Tissue-specific trans-ancestral analysis of genetically regulated expression identifies 99 known and 41 novel genes across 14 metabolic and cardiovascular traits
J.E. Below, University of Texas Health Science Center, et al

Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00-10:30 am, Room 119, West Building
Platform Session: The many twists of single-gene cardiovascular disorders
Moderators: Daryl A. Scott, Baylor College of Medicine; and Beth A. Kozel, NHLBI/NIH

Friday, Oct. 21, 9:30-9:45 am, Room 109, West Building
Platform Presentation: Population structure of UK Biobank and ancient Eurasians reveals adaptation at genes influencing blood pressure
K. Galinsky, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, et al

Friday, Oct. 21, 10:00-10:15 am, Ballroom C, West Building
Platform Presentation: Epigenetic fine-mapping of cardiovascular disease loci in the liver
C. Brown, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, et al

Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:45-10:00 am, Room 207, West Building
Platform Presentation: Subcutaneous adipose eQTLs coincident with GWAS loci identify 140 candidate target genes for cardiometabolic traits
Y. Wu, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, et al

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:15-11:30 am, Room 109, West Building
Platform Session: Gene regulation and cardiovascular disease

Moderators: Cristen J. Willer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Nabila Bouatia-Naji, INSERM UMR970 Paris Cardiovascular Research Center

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

Cardiovascular Phenotypes, Posters 592W-723F

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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