The EUROPEAN HUMAN GENETICS CONFERENCE 2015
June 6-9, 2015
in conjunction with
The British Society for Genetic Medicine
Conference venue: SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The European Human Genetics Conference (now in its 49th year) is a forum for all workers in human and medical genetics to review advances and develop research collaborations.
The conference has become one of the premier events in the field of human genetics with over 3.000 delegates, more than 215 oral presentations, 13 workshops, 8 educational sessions, and over 150 exhibiting companies.
The ESHG conference is where the latest developments in human genetics are discussed, and where professionals from all parts of human genetics meet.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The last time the ESHG was held in the UK was in 2003, in Birmingham, I don’t believe it has ever been held in Scotland and a great deal has changed in genetics since 2003, so it gives me the greatest of pleasure, on behalf of the British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) to invite you to Glasgow, for the 2015 Conference in June 6th – 9th.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow enjoys a year-round buzz with an arts scene that regularly produces cutting-edge productions and attracts high-profile exhibitions that led to the city being crowned European City of Culture in 1990.
Glasgow is also notable for its great scientists. It was a Glaswegian Charles Macintosh who patented the invention for waterproof cloth in 1823 and the first Mackintosh coats were made in the family’s textile factory, Charles Macintosh and Co. of Glasgow. Hopefully you won’t need yours in June.
Other great Glaswegians include Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery and James Watt, the great engineer that the ‘Watt’ was named after, who started the industrial revolution, so Glasgow knows how to innovate.
The 2015 conference promises to be inspirational, just as always, and will provide the latest in the Genomics Revolution, a not to be missed event.
I look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow and leave you with this taster:
THE HIGHLAND WELCOME
When Death’s dark stream I ferry o’er,
A time that surely shall come;
In Heaven itself I’ll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome.
See you in Glasgow in 2015!