NSHG-PM 2021 Is Free and Virtual! Registration Portal Open


Registration submission is open for the long-awaited 2021 Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine Biennial Meeting. We will not be able to gather in Helsinki yet, but the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM is our co-host for the virtual meeting. We know that you would rather meet your colleagues in person, but we can promise you a great digital event where our audience will have many opportunities to interact with top researchers in the field of human genetics and precision medicine. Not only that, but the meeting will be FREE to attend, although registration is required.

Over the span of two days, leading academic and industry scientists, clinical researchers, academic leaders, funding organizations, and other stakeholders will gather to discuss national overviews of precision medicine initiatives, research and clinical sequencing, health and other register data. Highlights include keynote presentations from Cecilia Lindgren (University of Oxford) and Kári Stefánsson (deCODE genetics), as well as the national research summaries, with senior representatives from each country leading sessions with young researchers from their countries:

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In addition, there will be a special session on return of incidental findings in genetic sequencing, both who should be contacted and the relatively overlooked area of what should be returned, especially with variants of lower penetrance, featuring panelists Heidi B. Bentzen of the University of Oslo, Patrick Sulem of deCODE genetics, Andres Metspalu of the Estonian Genome Centre, and Elisabeth Widén of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM. The final panel, moderated by Thomas F. Hansen, will address challenges and opportunities for Nordic collaboration, with a focus on multi-omics.

Virtual posters will be showcased as pre-recorded, four-minute presentations posted next to chat rooms where presenters can engage with the audience in writing as well as via 1:1 video. Visit the meeting website now to see the preliminary program and register to attend!

If you have an interest in the Nordic research response to the COVID-19 pandemic, plan to also attend the free 4 November 2021 workshop featuring research from and on the Nordic countries.

We thank our program committee for developing an exciting meeting and our sponsors for their support of Nordic science!