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ACGA 2019 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Dear Members and Friends, 

We are pleased to invite you to join us for this year's Annual Meeting of Association of Chinese Geneticists in America (ACGA) at ASHG 2019 in Houston, Texas. Please join us to hear from and meet with distinguished Chinese geneticists and discuss pressing issues on clinical genetic services. It is time to see old and new friends! Awards will be presented and elections will be held as well. See you in Houston!

Location: Kim Son Restaurant
                      2001 Jefferson St., Houston, TX 77003
Time:       7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2019
                 (check-in starting at 6:30 pm)

Online registration
Complimentary banquet dinner included

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm    Signing-in, picking up election ballots, and networking

7:00 pm - 7:05 pm    Welcome and President's address (Dr. Peining Li)

7:05 pm - 7:30 pm    Keynote speech

New Insights into Mitochondrial Medicine

Dr. Taosheng Huang
ACGA President Elect
Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hosptial Medical Center

7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Professional Awards

8:10 pm - 9:00 pm    Dinner and networking

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Trainee Awards

9:30 pm - 9:35 pm    Treasurer's report (Dr. Anne Tsai)

9:35 pm - 9:40 pm    Secretary's report (Dr. Jun Shen)

9:40 pm - 9:45 pm    Announcement of election results (Dr. Jun Shen) 

9:45 pm - 10:00 pm  President's Closing remarks (Dr. Peining Li)

10:00 pm                  Adjourn
ACGA Trainee Awards
Every year, we offer Trainee Awards to trainee members of the ACGA. The awards have been established to recognize trainees for high quality research in the field of genetics. Awardees will be notified by the ACGA prior to the ASHG 2019 meeting in October, and the awards will be presented at the ACGA annual meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Houston, Texas.  

Award categories
- Pre-Doctoral Basic Research
- Pre-Doctoral Translational/Clinical Research
- Post-Doctoral Basic Research
- Post-Doctoral Translational/Clinical Research. 

Who are eligible:
- Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainee members of the ACGA
- First authors on abstracts accepted for poster or oral presentations at the ASHG 2019 annual meeting
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Excellence in Genetics Service Award
- Excellence in Genetics Education Award