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There's still time to register!

Registration Brochure

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Online
Register online; payment must be made by credit card.

2. Fax
Complete the registration form in its entirety, including payment information, and fax it to the ASHI headquarters office at (877) 716-6404.

3. Mail
Complete the registration form including credit card information or a check* made payable to:

ASHI Registration
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

*Checks must be made payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on U.S. Banks only. Checks must be received at ASHI Headquarters no later than Sept. 18.
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Show Us Your Badge discounts!

The Show Us Your Badge program is compiled of different businesses located in Savannah's historic district that are offering discounts to ASHI Annual Meeting attendees. To be eligible for a discount, you must present your annual meeting badge to the participating place of business. A list of all discounts is available by clicking the link below.

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Accreditation Workshop registration
If you plan to attend the Accreditation Workshop on Monday, Sept. 28, you must pre-register!

If you have already registered for the conference, but need to add the workshop to your registration, you can do so by clicking on the link sent in your emailed registration confirmation.

*Please note: you must register for the entire Annual Meeting to attend this workshop.

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ASHI's 5K Fun Run/Walk

Join us for ASHI's 3rd Annual Run for a Life 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the local OPO.

This year's fun run will take place on Hutchinson Island, directly in front of the Westin Savannah, so roll out of bed, put on your running shoes and be part of something great!

If you have already registered, and want to add the Fun Run to your registration, just click on the link provided in your emailed confirmation. The race is an additional $25 fee.

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The ASHI Annual Meeting mobil app is live!
This year's ASHI Annual Meeting is going mobile again with an event app that will make this years' experience a lot more valuable for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.

Once installed, you can:
  • Access the event schedule anytime and customize your agenda
  • See all the speakers and their bios
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily
  • See contact info of other attendees
  • Do social sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • See notifications of important updates, special offers, and more

NOTE: The convention center will not have Wi-Fi so make sure you download the ASHI annual meeting mobile app before you arrive. You won’t need Wi-Fi to access the app once it is on your phone. Download it for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. If you use Apple or Android, just search for "ASHI" in the iTunes or Play store, or click here.

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About Savannah
Savannah has been named by many of the world’s top leisure travel publications as "America's Best."

Click here to discover the many activities, events and dining options Savannah has to offer!

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Coming soon! New ASHI website!
New features include:
  • PT program and ABHI will have their own section
  • Searchable, membership directory
  • Members can create a member profile with biographies and photos

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Histoimmunogenetics markup language 1.0: Reporting next generation sequencing-based HLA and KIR genotyping
Human Immunology
We present an electronic format for exchanging data for HLA and KIR genotyping with extensions for next-generation sequencing (NGS). This format addresses NGS data exchange by refining the Histoimmunogenetics Markup Language (HML) to conform to the proposed Minimum Information for Reporting Immunogenomic NGS Genotyping (MIRING) reporting guidelines.
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Association of HLA-DRB1 genetic variants with the persistence of atopic dermatitis
Human Immunology
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a waxing and waning illness of childhood that is likely caused by interactions between an altered skin barrier and immune dysregulation. The goal of our study was to evaluate the association of DRB1 genetic variants and the persistence of AD using whole exome sequencing and high resolution typing. DRB1 was interrogated based on previous reports that utilized high throughput techniques. We evaluated an ongoing nation-wide long-term cohort of children with AD in which patients are asked every 6 months about their medication use and their AD symptoms.
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The impact of next-generation sequencing technologies on HLA research
Journal of Human Genetics
In the past decade, the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has paved the way for whole-genome analysis in individuals. Research on the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), an extensively studied molecule involved in immunity, has benefitted from NGS technologies. The HLA region, a 3.6-Mb segment of the human genome at 6p21, has been associated with more than 100 different diseases, primarily autoimmune diseases.
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