Theme: Sharing discoveries, shaping our future
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR INVITED SESSIONS
DEADLINE: December 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)
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. Over the years, these submissions have resulted in outstanding sessions on a diverse set of topics in human genetics. Through a rigorous review process, the ASHG Program Committee assembles the best program possible. We anticipate receiving 80-100 proposals for approximately 18 scheduled Invited Sessions. A detailed proposal, therefore, 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:
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 counselling; (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 email@example.com. For general questions or if you are unsure whom to contact, email firstname.lastname@example.org.