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The American Society of Human Genetics hosts 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
Date:10/10/2008

ssion will also provide press attendees with tips on how to more accurately cover topics and issues related to human genetics, and how to avoid the biases and inaccuracies that are commonly found in news and "infotainment" media coverage.

To view a complete listing (and the full-text abstracts) of all scientific sessions and posters presented at the 2008 meeting, visit: http://www.ashg.org/2008meeting/pages/sessionlisting.shtml/.

GENERAL PRESS INFORMATION AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

The ASHG 2008 Annual Meeting is open to print, online and broadcast news media, all health, medical and science reporters, and freelance writers on a verifiable assignment from an established news source.

Complimentary meeting registration will be available to members of the media who provide appropriate press credentials and identification. The Society offers reporters many resources onsite at the meeting, including news releases, press conferences, media interviews with top experts in the field, and a press room with free Internet access and complimentary refreshments.

Press attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register online for the 2008 meeting in advance, however, we will continue to offer onsite press registration in the ASHG Press Office as well (located on the third floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Room 304).* To pre-register for the ASHG 2008 meeting, please complete the online press registration application form located at the following URL: http://www.ashg.org/2008meeting/pages/press_register.shtml/.

For more information about ASHG's press guidelines, policies, and online press registration for the 2008 Annual Meeting, as well as details about this year's press briefing sessions, webcasts, speakers and experts available for interview, and other special media event
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Contact: Kristen Long
klong@ashg.org
240-281-2386
American Society of Human Genetics
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