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ESHG News 04/2024

Educom members wanted

The EduComm is seeking at least two members to take a role with responsibility for the Mentorship and observership program & Podcasts and digital learning.

Applications will be accepted from ESHG members until 3rd May with a planned start date  for successful applicants of 1st June 2024.

Please apply here and indicate in <300 words your prior experience in genomic education and why you should be considered to be appointed as a member of Educomm.

More information on the Committee can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your applications. 
With best regards,

William Newman
Chair of the ESHG Education Committee

Early Fee Deadline approaching
ESHG Conference from June 1-4 in Berlin

Are you planning to attend the ESHG Conference in Berlin

Then register now and benefit from the reduced rate until 10th April 2024 before registration fees increase. Considerable discounts apply to ESHG members. Check the conference website for all rates and deadlines. We are looking forward to see you in Berlin!

Short Course: “Introduction to the statistical analysis of genome-wide association studies”

July, 1-5, 2024 in Ferrara, Italy

This course will enable you to analyse large-scale genetic data using standard analytical approaches and freely available software tools. The course will cover statistical background for association studies; primer on scripting in the most frequently used computational environments, design and analysis of such studies, interpretation of the results. More details can be found here.

ESHG Courses – Mark your calendars!

Workshop: History of Eugenics and the Evolution of Techniques in Human Genetics
Berlin, Germany – May 30-31, 2024 – Registration open

ACMG-AMP classification system

Berlin, Germany – May 31, 2024 – Registration open

Introduction to the statistical analysis of GWAS
Ferrara, Italy – July 1-5, 2024 – Registration open

Goldrain Cytogenetics Course
Goldrain, Italy – August 20-26, 2024 – Registration open

Basics in human genetic diagnostics – A course for CLGs* in education
Figueira da Foz, Portugal – September 2-6, 2024 – Registration open

Hereditary Cancer Genetics
Bertinoro, Italy – September 17-20, 2024

Eye Genetics
Bertinoro, Italy – October 5-9, 2024

ESHG Precision Genomic Medicine: A Focus on Clinical Utility
2nd Course/Workshop
Dublin, Ireland – April 9-11, 2025

EJPRD Third Training Course Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era 

TBA More details and information can be found here as soon as available.

Did you know?

ESHG’s Xpeer Channel The ESHG is supporting a channel on Xpeer, an app- and online-based platform for accredited medical education, and has recently been developing CME accredited educational content on Paediatric Neurogenetics. More topics are to follow in the near future.
This content is made possible through an Unrestricted Educational Grant by Illumina.

Genetic Sounds – The ESHG Podcast Series

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