The European Society
of Human Genetics

Sunday, June 24

Sunday, June 24, 2012

08.30 - 10.00

Concurrent Symposia S01 - S04

S01. Statistical analysis of sequence data in complex disease    

S01.1 Combined tests for rare variants, Ben Neale, USA

S01.2 Statistical analysis of rare variants in genome-wide association studies of complex traits, Andrew Morris, UK

S01.3 Homing in on causative genes in GWAS-identified risk loci using eQTL information, Yukihide Momozawa, Belgium

S02. Mechanisms and consequences of chromosomal/genetic mosaicism

S02.1 Copy number variation and selection during reprogramming, Andras Nagy, Canada 

S02.2 Single cell sequencing to reveal chromosomal copy number variations, Nicholas Navin, USA

S02.3 Genomic instability in early stages of cancer development, Batsheva Kerem, Israel

S03. Epigenetics    

S03.1 Epigenetic regulation of the circadian clock, Paolo Sassone Corsi, USA

S03.2 Epigenetics in diabetes, Assam El-Osta, Australia

S03.3 Epigenetics of the impact of early trauma on behavior across generations, Johannes Bohacek, Switzerland

S04. The molecular basis of facial malformations

S04.1 Integrating clinical and genomic approaches to identify causative genetic loci for orofacial clefting, Elisabeth Mangold, Germany

S04.2 Facial Dysostoses in Mouse, Mike Dixon, UK

S04.3 Human Facial Dysostoses, Dagmar Wieczorek, Germany

08.30 - 10.00

Educational Session 4

ES4. Applying family dynamics/therapy in genetic counselling (joint with EMPAG)

ES4.1 The Family's Experience of a Genetic Disorder, Suzan McDaniel, USA

ES4.1 Using systemic ideas in Genetic Counsellors' group supervision, Tom O'Neill, UK

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee Break, Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition


10.30 - 11.30

Poster Viewing with Authors (Odd poster numbers)


11.30 - 13.15

Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition, Lunch as of 12.15 hrs


11.40 - 13.10

Workshops WS02-WS03

WS02. Array CGH (Ros Hastings & Nicole de Leeuw)

WS03. USCS Genome Browser I (Robert Kuhn)

 See Workshop programme details

11.40 - 13.10

Corporate Satellites


Life Technologies


13.15 - 14.45

Concurrent Sessions C01 - C06

C01. New Genes and New Therapies in Clinical Genetics
C02. Basic Research in Cancer Genetics
C03. Skeletal Disorders: From Gene to Function
C04. Cytogenetics
C05. Dissecting Complex Traits
C06. Genome Evolution and Variation

See session details

14.45 - 15.15Fitness Break, Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition


15.15 - 16.45

Workshops W04 - W10

WS04. Dysmorphology 1 (Dian Donnai & Jill Clayton-Smith)
WS05. Community genetics (Martina Cornel, Ulf Kristoffersson)
WS06. Genetic Education (Peter Farndon, Tayfun Ă–czelik)
WS07. Quality assurance  (Els Dequeker, Mike Morris)
WS08. Cellular models of human biology and genetics (Manolis Dermitzakis)
WS09. Plans and Strategies for Rare diseases in Europe (Kate Bushby)
WS10. Recent advances in prenatal diagnosis (Milan Macek Jr., The-Hung Bui)

 See Workshop programme details

15.15 - 16.45

Corporate Satellites



Roche Applied Science

16.45 - 17.15Coffee Break, Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition

17.15 - 18.45

Concurrent Symposia S05 - S08

S05. Advances in Neuropsychiatric Disorders    

S05.1 Alzheimer's disease, Denise Harold, UK

S05.2 Schizophrenia, Mick O'Donovan, UK

S05.3 Bipolar affective disorder, Sven Cichon, Germany

S06. Prenatal diagnosis     

S06.1 Tailoring and implementing aCGH for prenatal diagnosis: experience from Hong Kong, Richard KW Choy, Hong Kong

S06.2 Prenatal diagnosis: Challenges in the interpretation of high resolution genetic screening tests, Koen Devriendt, Belgium

S06.3 Get ready for the flood of fetal gene screening, Henry T. (Hank) Greely, USA

S07. Genomics and drug response    

S07.1 Pharmacogenomics biomarkers, Wolfgang Sadee, USA

S07.2 Clinical pharmagenomics: perspectives and limitations, Matthias Schwab, Germany

S07.3 Pharmacogenomics - Is it a hype really?, Henk Jan Guchelaar, The Netherlands       

S08. 25 Years Psychosocial research in Clinical Genetics: Making up the balance (joint with EMPAG)     

S08.1 Past, present and future of psychological research in genetics: a personal view and a focus on the  impact of predictive testing, Gerry Evers-Kiebooms, Belgium

S08.2 Translation of psychosocial research findings into an evidence base for genetic counselling practice and training , Lauren Kerzin-Storrar, United Kingdom

S08.3 Psychosocial issues in cancer genetics, Eveline Bleiker, The Netherlands

17.15 - 18.45

Educational Session 5

ES5. Array CGH and Next generation sequencing

ES5.1 Array CGH and applications, Lars Feuk, Sweden

ES5.2 Next generation sequencing and applications, Ivo Gut, Spain


18.45 - 20.15

Corporate Satellites





19.00 - 20.00

ESHG Membership Meeting

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