Important Dates

21-Mar-2018: Registration Open
19-Jun-2018: Author Assignments

Meeting Organizers

Richard Harland
University of California, Berkeley

Rebecca Heald
University of California, Berkeley

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GSA is committed to assisting attendees with special needs. If you have accessibility questions or requests please e-mail If you have difficulty in walking long distances, consider renting a scooter from Scoot Around. They will deliver your scooter and pick it up when you no longer need it. For more details, visit or call (888) 441-7575.

Code of Conduct

GSA expects attendees and exhibitors to respect each other, GSA staff, and University of Washington, Seattle staff, and to behave in a courteous fashion. Attendees should adhere to common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or University of Washington, Seattle staff will not be tolerated. When at the meeting, immediately report any incidents in which you feel a meeting attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner at the meeting registration desk or to Anne Marie Mahoney at Please contact: if you need to file a formal complaint.

Family Room

The University of Washington has Lactation Rooms available on campus. Please contact Kathy Glesser, UW Conference Services, at, to coordinate which room would be most accessible for your needs. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing infant care supplies. The room will be unsupervised and the Genetics Society of America and the University of WA are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.



On Call Nanny

(866) 776-2669





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Social Media/Photo/Video Policy

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.

Conference Poster

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