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​​​​​​​ELSI-related Presentations at ASHG 2021


Congratulations to all the 2021 recipients of the Society’s seven prestigious prizes in human genetics, with special mention to:

Monday, October 18

Emerging public policy and perspectives on biometrics (including DNA and facial imaging) in the US

Jennifer K. Wagner



Ethical issues in pediatric gene therapy research

Alison Bateman-House

1:30pm - 2:30pm


BorderDNA Resources Project: Strategies for the development and dissemination of educational materials on nonmedical DNA applications in immigration contexts

Nathan Mendoza

3:30pm - 4:30pm


Integrating Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) considerations in the All of Us Research Program: Experiences of the ELSI Brain Trust

Subhashini Chandrasekharan



Patient perspective on return of incidental findings in Africa

Sydney Prochaska



Reframing translational research in rare diseases in the United States: A mosaic approach

Meghan Halley

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Conducting clinical genomic medicine research during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from the CSER consortium experience

Stephanie Kraft

5:30pm – 6:30pm


An Embedded ELSI Framework for the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium

Alice B. Popejoy

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Tuesday, October 19

ASHG Presidential Address - Imagination and Daring: Past, Present, and Future

Gail Jarvick

10:30am - 11:00am


Genomics in Africa coming of age

Moderated by Sally Nneoma Adebamowo, Evlyn Pless

Presenters: Mayukh Mondal, Emma Weiner, Youssel Idaghdour, Matthew Hansen, Odmaa Bayaraa, Abimbola Oladayo

11:00am – 12:30pm


Deployment of clinical whole genome sequencing in support of more than 1,000 resource-limited patients: four years of the iHope Program

Erin Thorpe

4:45pm - 5:00pm


Wednesday, October 20

Listening to the people

Moderated by Toni I. Polin, Beverly M. Yashar

Presenters: Gabriela Chavarria-Soley, Sarah K. Macklin-Mantia, Jessica Tiner, Timothy De Ver Dye, Gemme Campbell-Salome, Galen Joseph

10:30am - 12:00pm


Benefits and cost-effectiveness of cascade testing for pediatric cancer predisposition syndromes: Findings from the PreEMPT Model

Kurt D. Christensen

2:00pm - 2:20pm


Global genomics and health equity: Challenges and opportunities

Moderated by: Sarah A. Tishkoff, Catherine Tcheandjieu

Presenters: Eduardo M Tarazona-Santos, Therese Truong, Ambroise Wonkam, Katrina Claw

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Sickle Cell Disease: A gene-environment model for understanding and addressing health disparities

Charmaine D. Royal

4:28pm - 4:46pm


N-of-1 precision medicine in the era of antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics

Moderated by: Timothy W. Wu, Wendy Chung

Presenters: Stan Crooke, Robert Brown, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Timothy W. Wu

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Stakeholder perspectives on ethical and social implications of using clinical polygenic risk scores through embedded ELSI research

Moderated by: Noura Serene Abul-Husn, Ellen W.Clayton

Speakers: Maya Sabatello, Sabrina A. Suckiel, Anna C. Lewis, Ellen W. Clayton,

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Networking Events - Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Stakeholder perspectives on ethical and social implications of using clinical polygenic risk scores through embedded ELSI research

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Speakers: Noura Abul-Husn, Ellen Clayton, Maya Sabatello, Sabrina Suckiel, Anna Lewis


Networking Events - Realizing the Full Potential of Health for All Through Genomics and Precision Health: A discussion with the National Academies Genomics Roundtable

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Thursday, October 21

Workforce diversity in genomics: Equity and the meaning of inclusion

Moderated by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, S. Malia Fullerton

Presenters: Vence L. Bonham, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Consuelo H. Wilkins

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Networking Event - Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Workforce diversity in genomics: Equity and the meaning of inclusion

Speakers: Sandra Lee, Stephanie Fullerton, Vence Bonham, Nanibaa’ Garrison, Consuelo Wilkins

5:00pm - 5:30pm


Presidential Symposium: Perspectives on diversity, race, inclusion and equity

Moderated by Neil Hanchard;

Discussant: Charmaine D. Royal

Presenters: Timothy A.Thornton, Katrina Claw, Dana C. Crawford

5:30pm - 7:00pm


Friday, October 22

Gatekeeping genetics: Towards a more diverse, just, and inclusive research enterprise

Moderated by Daphne Martschenko

Presenters: Russell Ledet, Markia Smith, Deanna Darnes, Catherine Potenski

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Global resources for precision medicine research

Moderated by Joshua C. Denny, Latrice Landry

Presenters: Joshua C. Denny, Naomi Allen, Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Heidi Rehm

3:30pm - 5:00pm