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Jul 2016
Jul 2016


Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 Word Center Drive Orlando , Florida 32821
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TAGC 2016 - The Allied Genetics Conference


Event Overview:

The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) is a meeting that, for the first time, brings together seven different genetics research communities for a one of a kind event. The conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. Each of the following communities, C. elegans, ciliates, drosophila, PEQ, yeast and zebrafish will hold their regular meeting but will also have the advantage of being able to attend sessions offered by the other communities. Register for one and have access to all! The conference provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in the area of model organism research. TAGC is expected to attract over 3,000 scientific attendees, over 100 exhibiting companies and the attention of the media.

GSA members and leading scientists from around the world are selected to present their research findings at plenary, platform, and poster sessions. Abstracts presented are published online and are citable. TAGC's trade show floor will bring together organism specific vendors that you expect to see at the individual meetings as well as new products and services designed to enhance your research and teaching. There will also be numerous educational events for trainees.

Registration is required for admittance to all scientific sessions, exhibits, posters, award presentations, workshops and other meeting events. The official language of the conference is English.

As genetics and genomics research evolves, labs and even single studies that use multiple model systems, topics, and techniques are becoming the rule rather than the exception. Opportunities for exposure to complementary areas and approaches as well as potential collaborations stand to benefit biologists now more than ever. By bringing together these diverse genetics communities and creating opportunities for interactions between them, TAGC will deliver an experience greater than the sum of its parts.

Each of the concurrent individual meetings will have its own programming developed by organizers from the respective communities; in addition, several joint sessions will foster interactions between the communities. These include keynote lectures, centennial celebrations for the GSA journal GENETICS, networking events, and a variety of educational and career development workshops.

The following communities will have meetings at the TAGC:

C.elegans Genetics

Ciliate Genetics

Drosophila Genetics

Mouse Genetics

Population, Evolutionary & Quantitative Genetics

Yeast Genetics

Zebrafish Genetics

Attendee Information:

Highlights of the meeting include:

Access to research across organisms - attend the meeting that focuses on the meeting your currently study or sit in on a session for one of the other six groups of a topic that interests you
Joint plenaries with keynote presentations delivered on fundamental, cutting edge work in genetics and genomics to fuel idea-exchange and cross-fertilization and provide broad exposure to some of the best work currently being done.
Topical platform sessions within constituent meetings to learn from others who are tackling the same research problem from different angles and using different models and approaches.
Integrated poster-session is a  forum for sharing research, skills, and approaches and serve as an incubator for new ideas and collaborations.
Education symposium will provide an opportunity for exchanging best practices and innovations among a diverse array of key stakeholders in genetics-related education.
Workshops will be offered in career development, mentorship, and other educational topics for trainees.
Interactive ways to engage in outreach to build capacity for effectively communicating the importance and relevance of modern genetics research.
Travel grants for trainees, students from under-resourced institutions, and underrepresented minorities to ensure broader participation and the diverse perspectives and contributions of all qualified individuals.
Networking events by thematic topic to spark idea exchange across communities and facilitate greater mixing among geneticists who have not previously met.
Networking events for trainees to foster lasting relationships and even potential ,mentorships to motivate and direct early career and graduate student geneticists.

Exhibitor Information:

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) brings you thousands of customers each year along with cutting-edge science, networking opportunities, world-class poster sessions, and so much more at our many conferences. TAGC 2016 will bring together six model organism communities along with a new focal area in Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics giving you a unique opportunity to connect with many communities at one show.  Combined attendance at the most recent meetings numbers over 4,000.  So instead of exhibiting multiple times, you can address a wider audience by attending just one show - TAGC 2016! TAGC 2016 will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, July 13-17, 2016 (offical exhibit dates July 13-16).  The exhibit hall will also be home to nearly 2,500 posters, so your booth will see thousands of potential customers.

Show attendees your innovation, ingenuity, and imagination!

About the GSA:

The Genetics Society of America (GSA), founded in 1931, is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Our members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level.

GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide including through its scholarly journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, and professional conferences - such as those that focus on the genetics of many of the leading model organisms including C. elegansDrosophila, fungi, mice, yeast, and zebrafish.





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