Navigation Links
American Society of Human Genetics to hold 2012 annual meeting, Nov. 6 to 10, in San Francisco

The American Society of Human Genetics will hold its 62nd annual meeting, Tuesday to Saturday, Nov. 6 to 10, at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Over 6,000 scientists, medical geneticists and genetic counselors are expected to attend the ASHG annual meeting, the world's largest scientific conference on human genetics.

"The ASHG annual meeting provides a forum for presenting the highest quality basic and translational science and the latest clinical information in human genetics, as well as nurturing scientific collaborations through networking" said ASHG Executive Vice President Joann Boughman, Ph.D.

Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., ASHG president and professor of genome sciences and medicine at University of Washington, Seattle, will kick-off the conference, Tuesday, Nov. 6, by speaking on the topic, "The Scientist as a Citizen of the World."

The meeting's closing symposium, Saturday, Nov. 10, will address, "Present and Future Directions for Human Genetics."

Topics of the ASHG meeting's invited scientific sessions, platform presentations and posters will include:

  • gene discovery in human genetics
  • new insights and challenges in next generation sequencing
  • revelations about human genes from studies of model organisms
  • progress in gene therapy
  • advances in non-invasive prenatal diagnosis
  • implications of population genetic studies
  • modeling in statistical genetics
  • data centralization and its implications for genetics
  • cancer genetics
  • clinical and social implications of genomics, and
  • improvements in genetics education.

Speaking at the presidential symposium, "Gene Discovery and Patent Law: Present Experience in the U.S. and in Europe," will be: Lori B. Andrews, J.D., ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Hank Greely, J.D., Mark Lemley, J.D., Stanford Law School, and Gert Matthijs, Ph.D., Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

The annual meeting also will feature presentations of ASHG's annual awards and the Gruber Genetics Prize.

Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
American Society of Human Genetics

Related medicine news :

1. Only 1 in 4 Americans With HIV Has Virus Under Control: CDC
2. Feces fossils lend new insights into connection between Native-Americans, diabetes
3. Black American Men Have High Rates of HIV Infection: Study
4. American Chemical Societys highest honor to Peter Stang
5. Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll
6. Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds
7. Disabled Americans Battle for Access to Hotel Pools
8. HPV improves survival for African-Americans with throat cancer
9. Cost Keeps Many Americans From Good Dental Care: Report
10. Tobacco use more prevalent among African-American adolescents living in public housing communities
11. 40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs meeting will ... on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Keeping in mind challenges faced by parents ... consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based marketplace for extra-curricular activities for children ... and bring advice from parenting experts within their reach. As a part of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, ... posters. This is one of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert ... Michigan in Ann Arbor. The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using the Ocean ... Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without the need ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating ... our surgeons performed their 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment ... day excited to rebuild lives and it’s an honor to have served all of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring ... Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities"  report ... ) has announced the addition ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... of the "Self Administration of High Viscosity ... ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. --> ... the addition of the "Self Administration of ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents ... Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, ... to 2020" report to their offering. ... the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: