Important Dates

October 4
Abstract Submission and Registration Open
November 7
Workshop Application Deadline
November 15
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 21
Larry Sandler Award Application Deadline
December 31
Poster Abstract Deadline
January 10
Early Registration Deadline
February 1
Late Abstract Submission Deadline
March 5
Hotel Reservation Deadline
March 12
Poster Invite Deadline
March 20
Advance Registration Deadline
March 25
GENETICS Peer Review Workshop signup

Meeting Organizers

Michael Buszczak, Chair
Rachel Cox
Helmut Kramer
Harmit Malik

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Important Dates (tentative)

September 19, 2018

Booth application opens for space assignment at noon (EDT) Commercial booths assigned in date received order

January 5, 2019

Deadline to submit:

  • 50 word company description for inclusion in the Program Book and meeting app;
  • Program Guide Advertisement artwork;
  • Company logo if applicable

January 10, 2019

Booth space confirmations e-mailed

January 31, 2019

Final deadline for sponsorship and advertising forms and materials due for inclusion in Program Book

February 13, 2019

Deadline to submit booth staff names via e-mail to

Booth cancellation deadline for partial refund (after this date no refunds will be given)

February 20, 2019

First date GES accepts freight at warehouse for advanced shipping (M-F 8:00 am-2:30 pm)



March 5, 2019

Discount deadline date for orders received with payment

Hotel reservation deadline

March 21, 2019

Last day for receipt of warehouse freight by GES without surcharges

March 27, 2019

Exhibit Move In 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Posters Open in Exhibit Hall at 5:00 pm and remain open on a 24 hour basis until noon on March 31, 2019 
Exhibit Hours 9:00 - 11:00 pm during reception in Hall (note - attendees will have to walk through the booths to get to the  opening session at 7:00 pm so exhibitors may also find it beneficial to be at their booths then)

March 28, 2019

Exhibit Hours: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 9:00-11:00 pm

March 29, 2019

Exhibit Hours: 2:15-4:15 pm and 8:00-10:00 pm

March 30, 2019

Exhibit Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 9:30-10:30 pm (during mixer)

March 31, 2019

Exhibit Move Out begins at 2:00 pm 

If you will need to pack up after the mixer on March 30, please notify Suzy Brown ( by February 21