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The Basic Sciences Research Award recognizes a scientist or group of scientists identified as having made outstanding contributions to the Medical School in basic biomedical science research.

Friday-Saturday – September 26-27, 2014

Kellogg Biological Station
Hickory Corners, MI (Gull Lake)
Two hours from Ann Arbo

Scientific talks by faculty, postdocs and students; poster session
State-of-the-Department address by Department Chair, Sally Camper

Guest Speaker: David M. Bodine, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
NHGRI, National Institutes of Health

Bonfire (bring your own seating, camp chair!)
Organized activities – Saturday
Good food, beer and wine, time to socialize with colleagues

Free time:
Hiking, fishing, canoeing, bird sanctuary, volleyball, horseshoes

To RSVP, arrange transportation or for more information, contact Kim White,

See file links below for retreat flyer, schedule, and poster listing:

The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be held at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in San Diego, California, from Saturday, October 18 through Wednesday, October 22, 2014. The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus over 200 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting edge science in all areas of human genetics. ASHG members and leading scientists from around the world are selected to present their research findings at invited, platform, and poster sessions. Abstracts of work submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting are published online and are citable. ASHG's Annual Meeting also features a trade show floor that offers attendees the opportunity to view state-of-the-art medical and laboratory equipment, products, services, and computer software designed to enhance human genetics research, teaching, and consultation.

Registration is required for admittance to all invited scientific sessions, platform sessions, exhibits, posters, award presentations and other meeting events, unless otherwise indicated, in the program schedule.

The Annual Meeting begins on Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 pm with the presidential address by Cynthia Casson Morton, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The address will be followed immediately by the plenary abstracts session, which comprises four of the highest-scoring submitted abstracts. The scientific program over the next four days will include 16 invited scientific sessions, and 40 platform sessions (representing more than 400 oral presentations drawn from submitted abstracts). Thousands of posters will also be on display from submitted abstracts. In addition, the schedule will include a Distinguished Speaker Symposium, a joint ASHG/ESHG plenary session on the uncertainty in genomic sequencing, award presentations, workshops and many exhibitor and affiliate events including university reunions and receptions.

Plan to attend the U-M Alumni Gathering during ASHG!

SWIU and SBUR have a common interest in recognizing female scientists with an accomplished background of basic science urological research. This award represents the collaborative efforts of these two societies toward their common goals.