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The 8th Joint Dutch/UK Clinical Genetics Societies and Cancer Genetics Groups meeting is being held online on 7th – 8th March 2022. Many excellent abstracts were submitted by both UK and Dutch participants and we are pleased to inform you that a diverse and high-quality program has been put together by our scientific committee.

Program


The central theme of the 8th joint meeting is: “Next Generation Genetics”. The updated program (Central European Time) is now available: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/program and includes presentations on all topics across the field of clinical genetics. Joint sessions are planned with the UK/ Dutch Cancer Genetics Groups. A separate session at the end of day two is scheduled for the Ben ter Haar Prize. 

Register

Registration for this online event is open via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe

Registration fees:
– Joint meeting (2 days): €125 / £105 
– Dysmorphology meeting: no cost
– Cancer Genetics case day: no cost

Joint Dutch/ UK Cancer Cases Day – Wednesday 9th March

For the first time we will also be holding a joint cancer cases day. There are slots for both Dutch and UK cases (each case 10 minutes). Teams will be used as a platform for this meeting. Only colleagues with an email-address referring to a hospital can register for this meeting. 

Known or complex unsolved cases are encouraged.

Cases from the Netherlands

Regarding the Netherlands every separate genetic centre will be asked to prepare one or two cases, time to present is limited to 10 minutes including discussion.

Cases from the UK

There are a total of 9 slots for UK cases (each of 10 minutes). If more than 9 cases are received, we will select the most interesting /varied from those submitted and those not selected can be presented at one of the UK CGG National MDT meetings.

If you would like to present a case (UK only), please submit your case to terri.mcveigh@rmh.nhs.uk by February 28th 2022 in the form of a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 6 slides. Please ensure that no identifiable information is included. 

Registration for this event is open now via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe

Dutch/UK Dysmorphology Meeting – Wednesday 9th March

We will be holding a Dysmorphology meeting jointly with both UK and Dutch participants. Teams will be used as a platform for this meeting. Only colleagues with an email-address referring to a hospital can register for this meeting.

Registration for this event is open now via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe

If you would like to present a case, please register for the meeting at the website and submit your cases (short abstract and a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 5 slides) to dysmo@gosh.nhs.uk by Friday 4th March at latest. We can accept up to 2 – 3 cases per centre. Please ensure that no identifiable information is included. 

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This year All Ireland virtual rare disease research symposium is scheduled to take place on the 25th of February 13.00-17.00 (GMT) to raise awareness of “Rare Diseases Day 2022”.  This event is building on our existing patient public involvement (PPI) and research partnerships across the north (RARDTAC) and south (RAINDROP). This virtual symposium will inspire and empower early-career researchers also create strategic transdisciplinary networks to promote world-class rare disease educational developments, research, innovation and engagement in Ireland.


Register here: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CjG11L7FQ26o-dh4PBMzJw

The ISHG is pleased to share the recently published HRCI publication ‘Using data for better health research’

Six month online Certificate in Cancer Genetics

Aimed at a wide variety of healthcare professionals

Health Education England: Free Online course

Special 3 part lunchtime Educational programme

Presented by Prof Serena Nik-Zainal

Wednesday Feb 2nd; Feb 9th and Feb 16th