ASHG 2018 Tipsheet: Beyond GWAS/Omics Technologies

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time

Media Contact:
Ann Klinck


Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 16-20, 2018


American Society of Human Genetics 2018 Annual Meeting
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations that discuss how to leverage genome-wide association study (GWAS) technology, as well as emerging approaches and findings for other omics.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

5:30 -5:45 p.m., Hall C, Ground Level
Plenary Presentation: From GWAS to function: Comprehensive integrated genomic perturbation to reveal molecular mechanisms of trait associations.
M.A. Cole, Boston Children’s Hospital, et al

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

9:00-10:00 a.m., Ballroom 20D, Upper Level
Session: Genome-wide Epigenomics and Non-coding Variants

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 6A, Upper Level
Session: New Developments in Mendelian Randomization

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ballroom 20A, Upper Level
Session: Understanding Tumor Heterogeneity from Single Cell Sequencing of Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Epigenomes

4:15-5:45 p.m., Room 6A, Upper Level
Session: Whole Exome and Whole Genome Associations

4:15-5:45 p.m., Room 6C, Upper Level
Session: Omics Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease

6:45-7:00 p.m., Room 6D, Upper Level
Presentation: DRAMS: A tool to detect and re-align mixed-up samples leveraging multi-omics data.
Y. Jiang, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, et al

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 6B, Upper Level
Session: The Genetics of Human Proteomes

4:45-5:00 p.m., Hall C, Ground Level
Award Presentation: ASHG Early-Career Award Presentation and Lecture: New Uses for an Old Enzyme in Single-Cell Omics

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

8:30-8:45 a.m., Room 6E, Upper Level
Presentation: Integrative epigenomics analyses identified a novel gene ELF1 associated with lung cancer.
Y.X. Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong University, et al

9:45-11:15 a.m., Room 6B, Upper Level
Session: Increasing Functional Resolution Through Single Cell Analysis

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall, Halls D-H, Ground Level
Topics: Omics Technologies, Posters 1708-1823; Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders, Posters 2115-2664;
Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Posters 3250-3567; and Epigenetics and Gene Regulation, Posters 1824 2015

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