ASHG 2020 National Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020

Forge lasting collaborations, present emerging science, and explore new tools & technologies that will transform your science and accelerate your career growth only at ASHG’s Annual Meeting. This year’s event will include a number of hot topics in the field and will reflect the most exciting scientific advances in genetics and genomics research. From basic science to clinical translation, the depth and breadth of the ASHG 2020 will cover it all. You won’t want to miss it. Register now.

Insights from Technological Advances

  • CRISPR-Based Approaches to Study Genome Function
  • A Deep Dive into Deep Learning
  • Use of Single-Cell RNA-seq to Dissect Fundamental Cellular Processes

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Discoveries

  • Considerations with Using Polygenic Risk Scores
  • Dominant and Recessive: Not that Simple? Lessons from Clinics and Cohorts
  • Pharmacogenomics and Gene Therapy

Large-Scale Approaches to Solve Complex Disorders

  • Novel Discoveries in Large-scale Genome-wide Association Studies
  • Large-scale Proteome and Metabolome Studies
  • Precision Medicine: Models and Complex Disease
Exceptional Science on Tap for Presidential Symposium at ASHG 2020 Virtual Meeting

Each year the current ASHG president assembles speakers for ASHG’s annual meeting who highlight some of the most exciting work in genetics and genomics. In this year’s virtual Presidential Symposium, Anthony Wynshaw-Boris will bring together researchers that span many key topics in the field.

This year’s virtual symposium titled “The Big Tent of Genetics and Genomics: Research, Translation and Advocacy,” will engage global research leaders from NIH institutes, biopharmaceutical companies, and advocacy organizations who share a passion for the application of genetics and genomics. They will discuss what they see in—and need from the human genetics/genomics community, and how these broader interactions can help us face current major challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, diversity and inclusion, and health disparities.

The symposium is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Be a part of the conversation this October by registering for the virtual meeting starting on July 29th!

Introductory Remarks:
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD ASHG President

Eric Green, MD, PhD Director, NIH/NHGRI


  • Gary H. Gibbons, MD, Director, NIH/NHLBI
  • Diana Bianchi, MD, Director, NIH/NICHD
  • George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, President/CEO, Regeneron
  • Mary Woolley, President, Research!America

Media Contacts

Terri Schwartzbeck
Director of Communications 

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