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Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Workshop

 November 10-11, 2016
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South


This special focus meeting is designed to provide education and facilitate networking for laboratories that want to learn more about NGS technology, are considering whether or not to pursue NGS-based typing, or are in the process of validating/implementing NGS-based HLA typing methods.  The program will include a review of fundamental aspects of NGS-based methods, guidance for selecting an approach, description of challenges that can be encountered, criteria for validation, and suggestions for integrating NGS-based methods into routine laboratory operation.  Representatives from small to large labs will describe their experience with NGS and be available for networking.  Vendors will provide their perspectives through exhibits that will be available throughout the meeting and a luncheon session featuring sequential vendor presentations.



Thursday, November 10, 2016


12:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Registration
                                   Salon D Foyer

                                  Vendor Room Open
                                   Room: Salon E

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     The NGS Era Is Now
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, PhD, D(ABHI)
                                  Speakers:  Eric Weimer, PhD, D(ABMLI) and
Qiuheng Zhang, PhD, D(ABHI)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM     Beverage Break
                                  Room: Salon E

3:30 PM - 5;30 PM     Is NGS for Everyone?
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Qiuheng Zhang, PhD, D(ABHI)
                                  Speakers:  Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, PhD, D(ABHI) and 
                                                                 Paul A. Keown MB, CHS, FRCPC, FRCP

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM     Networking

Friday, November 11, 2016


6:00 AM - 8:00 AM     Networking Breakfast

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM     Registration
                                  Salon D Foyer

                                  Vendor Room Open
                                  Room: Salon E

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM     Challenges in Data Interpretation
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Paul A. Keown MB, CHS, FRCPC, FRCP
                                  Speaker:    Marcelo Fernandez-Vina, PhD, D(ABHI)

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM     Validation Requirements
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Paul A. Keown MB, CHS, FRCPC, FRCP
                                  Speaker:    Eric Weimer, PhD, D(ABMLI)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Beverage Break
                                  Room: Salon E

10:00 AM - Noon       Implementation Insights
                                 Room: Salon D
Anat Tambur, DMD, PhD, D(ABHI)

Noon - 12:30 PM       Break/Lunch
                                 Room: Salon E

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM  The NGS Marketplace - Vendor Presentations
                                 Room: Salon D
                                 Moderator: Anat Tambur, DMD, PhD, D(ABHI)

Vendor Presentation Order
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM       Immucor
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM         GenDx
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM         One Lambda: A Thermo Fisher Scientific Brand
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM         Omixon
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM         Scisco Genetics Inc.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM         Illumnia, Inc.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM     Break

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM     NGS Beyond HLA Typing
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Eric Weimer, PhD, D(ABMLI)
                                  Speaker:    Marcelo Fernandez-Vina, PhD, D(ABHI)

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM     Panel Discussion
                                  Room: Salon D
                                  Moderator: Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, PhD, D(ABHI)


Early Bird Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2016

This event is sold out!  On-site registration will not be available.  Thank you!


 Early Bird:
Monday, October 10 
11:59 PM EST
Tuesday, October 11
12:00 AM EST
 Member $250.00 $300.00
 Non-Member $350.00 $400.00

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be made in writing, either emailed to Caroline Olson at or mailed to ASHI NGS, Attn: Caroline Olson, 1120 Route 73, Suite 200 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.  There will be no refund for cancellations made after that or for "no shows".  A $25 processing fee will be charged for all full registration cancellations postmarked on or before Wednesday, October 12.  Refunds will be processed after the meeting.

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hotel rooms are being held for the
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South at a special rate of $129, single/double room, excluding applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 15% in effect at the time of check-out.  

Click here to reserve online or call 972-790-0093 and reference NGS Workshop!

Note: Please do not send your hotel request to the ASHI office.  Reservations and cancellations must be made directly with the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South.


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Drive time to Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South: 5 Minutes (2 Miles)

Courtesy Bus
Contact the hotel directly at 972-790-0093.  The operator will instruct you where to wait for the courtesy van, depending on the terminal.  Shuttle times are 5:00 AM – midnight.  Please allow up to 30 minutes for pick-up during peak travel times.  Click here for more information. 

Taxi service is available on the upper l
evel of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D.  An Airport Guest Assistant is available at taxi stands between 8:00 AM and midnight. After hours service can be scheduled by calling 972.574.5878.

The average taxi fare from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South is $25.

Dallas Love Field
Drive time to Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South: 20 Minutes (12.5 Miles)

Super Shuttle- Rates to/from the airport $14 each way/per passenger.
To book your shuttle now, click here.

Taxis - Taxi service is available at Terminal 2 for all airlines.  Click here for more information.  

The average taxi fare from Dallas Love Field to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South is $35.

Hotel Parking
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South On-Site parking fee: $0
Valet parking is not available.


NGS Workshop Vendors

The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics is pleased to announce the participating vendors for the NGS Workshop: 



Anat Tambur
Anat Tambur
Anat Tambur
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