American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting 2015

Baltimore, MD
October 9, 2015
  • Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
  • Caroline Weipert, MS, CGC
  • Maggie Helm, MS, CGC
  • Joel Krier, MD, MMSc
  • Jason Vassy, MD, MPH, MS
  • Kurt Christensen, PhD
  • Carrie Blout Zawatsky, MS, CGC
  • Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG
The Real World: Translating Sequencing into the Clinic

The Genomes2People team and our collaborators will present data from a number of our key projects at the American Society for Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting (ASHG15) from October 6 to 10 in Baltimore, MD.


Wednesday, October 7

12:00 pm:  MedSeq and BabySeq collaborator Heidi Rehm, PhD, of the Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, will present as part of Invited Session 8: Human Phenotypes for Researchers, Clinicians and Patients, located at the Convention Center, Level 3, Room 318/321.

    • Dr. Rehm will present her abstract “Why are phenotypes important? Using phenotypes to support genomic interpretation and discovery.”

Thursday, October 8

11:00 am – 1:00 pm:  Three members of our team will present posters in the Thursday session in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall on Level 1.

  • Robert C. Green, MD, MPH, the director of G2P, will present “Estimating aggregate penetrance of actionable genomic findings in European American and African American exomes” (1303/T).
  • Caroline M. Weipert, MS, CGC, BabySeq project manager, will present “Consenting in the time of genomic sequencing: Experiences from the BabySeq project” (2167/T).
  • Margaret Helm, MS, CGC, PeopleSeq project manager, will present “Attitudes about data sharing in the age of personal genome sequencing: Preliminary findings from the PeopleSeq Study” (2159/T).

Friday, October 9

10:45am – 12:45pm: Two G2P collaborators will present posters related to G2P projects in the Friday poster session in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall on Level 1.

  • Carolyn Farrell, PhD, RN, CGC, a PGen collaborator from Clemson University, will present “Individual perceived health status and health values: Factors influencing self-initiated genome testing, risk perception and health actions in ill versus healthy persons” (2205/F).
  • Stacey Pereira, PhD, a BabySeq collaborator from Baylor College of Medicine, will present “Genomic Sequencing of Newborns: Exploring Psychosocial Risks to Families” (2184/F).

2:15pm – 4:15 pm: Several G2P team members and collaborators will present at Platform Session D53, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Holiday Ballroom 4, 2nd floor: “The Real World: Translating Sequencing into the Clinic.”

  • At 2:45pm, Kurt Christensen, PhD, will present “Responses of primary care physicians to unsolicited secondary findings about Lynch Syndrome.”

From 3:15 pm until the end of the session, members of our team and collaborators will present four talks drawing on early data from the MedSeq project:

  • Joel Krier, MD, MPH will present “Communication and management of genomic sequencing results by non-geneticist physicians.”
  • Jason Vassy, MD, MPH, SM, will present “Impact of genome sequencing on the medical care of healthy adults.”
  • Dmitry Dukhovny, MD, MPH, a MedSeq collaborator at Oregon Health & Science University, will present “Short-term costs of integrating genome sequencing into clinical care: Preliminary results from the MedSeq Project.”
  • Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, will present “Incorporation of whole genome sequencing results into the electronic medical record: Attitudes of MedSeq Project participants.”