Genetic Alliance Annual Conference Call for Workshop Abstracts

October 18, 2007

The Genetic Alliance Annual Conference brings advocates, health professionals, policy makers, industry representatives, researchers, and community leaders together each year for cutting-edge workshops and insightful discussions. Genetic Alliance invites abstract submissions for workshops at our 2008 Annual Conference, themed Transformational Leadership, taking place July 11-13 at the Bethesda North Marriott. Workshop content must relate to one or more key areas listed below. Sessions are 90 minutes in length. Each workshop must have no less than two and no more than three presenters in order to ensure that a variety of viewpoints are represented with time for discussion. Workshops are dynamic and highly interactive.

The following are the guidelines for submitting an abstract:

  • Abstracts must be 400 words or less, and include the workshop title, brief description, presentation summary, list of presenters and their credentials. Please submit using the form and fill out all required fields at the Genetics Alliance website .

Abstracts must fall into one or more of the following key areas:

    • Clinical Research
    • Collaborations and Consortia
    • Cultural Competency
    • Delivery of Services
    • Education and Information
    • Emerging Organizational Trends
    • Family Health History
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Information Technology
    • Leadership
    • Newborn Screening
    • Public Policy
    • Social Network Theory
    • Support Services
    • Translational Research

  • With your submission, please include the main contact name, degrees, title, organization, mailing address, email address, daytime telephone number. You must also include the names and email addresses of additional presenters and any audiovisual needs. Please submit using the form and fill out all required fields at the Genetics Alliance website .

  • You must be able to present at a time we assign your presentation on either Saturday, July 12 or Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Bethesda North Marriott in Rockville, MD. Genetic Alliance does not provide any compensation to its speakers (though limited need-based registration scholarships may be available).

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the Genetics Alliance website by November 30, 2007. Once we receive your abstract submission, we may ask to have a conference call with all of the participants of the workshop about the proposed presentation concepts.

  • All submissions will be carefully reviewed, and final selections will be made based on relevance to the key areas and practical take-home value to participants.

  • As workshop slots are extremely limited, we unfortunately cannot accept all submissions. We will let you know whether or not we select your abstract by Friday, December 21, 2007. Suggestions for altering workshops may be made by Genetic Alliance.

We look forward to your submission, and we're eager to see how our workshops will line up. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Chappelle at 202.966.5557, ext. 216.