The European Society
of Human Genetics

ESHG Digital Course on Hereditary Cancer


Course Director:

  • Nicoline Hoogerbrugge (NL)

    Organizing Committee:

    • Carla Oliveira (PT)
    • Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti (NO)
    • Elke Holinski-Feder (DE)
    • supported by ERN GENTURIS, the VMA team and ESHG


    Please click below for direct access to the respective sections:


    September 23rd 2021 | 12h15m to 18h15m CEST

    Time SpeakerTitle
    12.15 - 12.45Prof. Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, The NetherlandsWhat is ERN GENTURIS
    12.45 - 13.15Prof. Maurizio Genuardi, ItalyThe heritability of cancer
    13.15 - 13.45Prof. Marjolijn Ligtenberg, The NetherlandsThe genetic mechanisms of cancer
    13.45 - 14.0015 min Break
    14.00 - 14.30Prof. Rolf Sijmons, The NetherlandsPanels, exomes and genomes
    14.30 - 15.00Dr. Marc Tischkowitz, United KingdomHereditary Breast and Ovarian cancer
    15.00 - 15.30Dr. Claude Houdayer, FranceLi-Fraumeni syndrome
    15.30 - 16.0030 min Break
    16.00 - 16.30Prof.Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, The NetherlandsPHTS (Cowden Syndrome)
    16.30 - 17.00Prof. Gareth Evans, United KingdomNeurocutaneus tumour syndromes
    17.00 - 17.1515 min Break
    17.15 - 17.45Prof. Marjolijn Jongmans, The NetherlandsHereditary childhood cancer
    17.45 - 18.15Dr. Judith Balmaña, SpainGermline mutations as a therapeutic target in cancer

    September 24th 2021 | 8h30m to 14h00m CEST

    08.30 - 09.00Dr. Tanya Bisseling, The Netherlands

    Patient's personal experience

    09.00 - 09.30Prof. Stefan Aretz, GermanyPolyposis syndromes
    09.30 - 10.00Prof. Elke Holinski-Feder, GermanyLynch syndrome
    10.00 - 10.1515 min Break
    10.15 - 10.45Prof. Carla Oliveira, PortugalHereditary gastric cancer
    10.45 - 11.15Prof. Marjolijn Ligtenberg, The NetherlandsHereditary prostate cancer
    11.15 - 11.45Prof. Eamonn Maher, United KingdomHereditary renal cancer & VHL
    11.45 - 12.1530 min Break
    12.15 - 12.45Dr. Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti, NorwayFamilial melanoma & familial pancreatic cancer
    12.45 - 13.15Dr. Marc Tischkowitz, United KingdomModerate cancer risk genes: testing and clinical management
    13.15 - 13.45Dr. Svetlana Bajalica Lagercrantz, SwedenPsycho-oncology in hereditary cancers
    13.45 - 14.00Wrapping up
    14.00End of Meeting


    Registration Fee

    • EUR 50,-
    • Registration is limited to 500 participants

    Will the talks be available for an on-demand review after the course?

    • Yes, all talks will be available for registered participants until December 24, 2021.


    Cancellations and refunds

    Notice of cancellation must be made in writing by e-mail  to the Congress Office:

    Registration fees may be refunded if written cancellation has been received as follows:

    • until September 1, 2021: 50% refund
    • as of September 2, 2021: no refund

    The cancellation will not be effective until a written acknowledgement from the Congress Office is received. In the case of over-payment or double payment, refund requests must be made in writing and sent to the Congress Office by e-mail. No refunds will be granted for unattended events or early termination of attendance, in case of cancellation of speakers or any other incidents during the conference, which are beyond the control of the conference organisers.

    No exceptions to the refund policy can be made, including health or family issues. By registering for the Digital Edition of the ESHG Course on Hereditary Cancer 2021, participants agree that neither the organising committee nor the congress office assume any liability whatsoever.

    Refunds will be made after September 24, 2021


    Congress Office:
    WMA GmbH
    Registration: Ms. Catherine Tomek
    Alser Strasse 4
    1090 Vienna, Austria
    T: +43 1 405 13 83 18
    F: +43 1 405 13 83 918
    E: hereditary-cancer(at)