Message from the President
This year has provided us all with an extraordinary example of the strength of our human genetics and genomics community. Despite unprecedented challenges, our community continues to advance genetics and genomics and its application to improve health and serve society.
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD
ASHG is the leading professional scientific membership organization for human genetics and genomics professionals in the world. Our members include researchers, clinicians, genetic counselors, and others who have a special interest in human genetics and genomics research.
"One thing that separates ASHG from other societies is how approachable the senior leaders are towards junior members."
Dwi U. Kemaladewi, PhD
The ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas attracted 8.409 of researchers, clinicians, genetic counselors, and exhibitors to discuss the latest research and exciting new technologies and tools, and spark collaborations that advance the field.
- 8.409 Attendees from 80 Countries
- 467 Scientific Presentations
- 3,111 Posters & 298 Exhibiting Companies
New Networking Events
- Excellence in Genetics Awards Reception
- Diversity Reception
- Career Fair
The American Journal of Human Genetics
Known for its scientific excellence and rigor, The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) is one of the leading journals in the field of genetics and genomics with a 2019 impact factor of 10.5.
Human Genetics and Genomics Advances
Opening for submissions in May 2020, ASHG’s new fully open access journal Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances) allows for the rapid dissemination of cutting-edge, high-impact research across the breadth of human genetics that is immediately accessible to researchers and the science-interested public.
Human Genetics Scholars Initiative
Launching in summer 2019 with valued support from NHGRI, Biogen, and Color, the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative (HGSI) supports the professional success of diverse early-career genetics and genomics researchers. The program provides Scholars with year-round education, networking, and mentoring and works to develop a community of researchers and leaders committed to workforce diversity and inclusion at their institutions.
2019-2020 Human Genetics Scholars with ASHG leaders and funder representatives at the 2019 Diversity Reception
Expansion of Developing Country Awards
In partnership with NHGRI, H3Africa, and PerkinElmer Genomics, ASHG expanded our existing Developing Country Awards program to support the attendance of 37 early career researchers from developing countries with low- and lower-middle income economies at the ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting.
2019 Developing Country Award recipients and ASHG leaders at the 2019 Diversity Reception
ASHG provides in-person and digital events and resources to advance the careers of our members as genetics and genomics professionals, including:
- ASHG Careers & Career Fair
- Professional Development Sessions
- Charles Epstein Trainee Awards
- ASHG/NHGRI Early-Career Fellowships
Epstein Trainee Award finalist presenting a research poster at the first-ever Excellence in Genetics Awards Reception