Conference Announcements

ASHG 2018

American Society of Human Genetics 2018 Annual Meeting

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 – Sat, 20 Oct 2018

ASHG is now accepting proposals for both Invited Sessions and Invited Workshops for the 2018 Annual Meeting being held in San Diego, California, from October 16-20, 2018.


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ASHG is accepting proposals for Invited Sessions for the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The meeting will be held October 16-20, 2018.

Submitting a proposal offers ASHG members the opportunity to directly participate in the development of the scientific program. Through a rigorous review process, the ASHG Program Committee assembles the best program possible on a diverse set of topics in human genetics. A detailed proposal will enable the Program Committee to thoroughly evaluate the merit and relevance of the proposed topic and speakers.

The Program Committee encourages submissions covering the following topics:

  • Emerging Genomic and Bioinformatic Methods and Tools
  • Comparative Genomics on Species and Populations
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of New Technologies and Policies
  • Studies on the Molecular Mechanisms of Genetic Disease
  • Advances in Mendelian or Complex Trait Analysis
  • Innovative Approaches to Genetics Education
  • Employing Genetic Information to Improve Patient Care
  • The Intersection of Human Genetics with Other Disciplines or Investigative Approaches
  • Engagement of Stakeholders in Clinical Genetics and Genomics

In addition to the above topics, the Program Committee is particularly interested in sessions that integrate multiple basic science and clinical aspects of human genetic disease. Examples include, but are not limited to: (i) patient phenotyping/diagnosis; (ii) mapping disease loci and characterizing gene function; (iii) pathogenic mechanisms of disease-associated variants; (iv) molecular diagnosis and patient/family counseling; (v) therapeutic development; and/or (vi) disease management. Strong proposals should include novel aspects of the above areas, speakers with complementary clinical and basic science expertise, and be applicable to a broad audience interested in human inherited disorders.

During the submission process, the 2018 Program Committee (PC) members are available for questions and discussions to help you frame or design your proposal. You may also contact the PC chair, Heather Mefford, directly at For general questions or if you are unsure whom to contact, email

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