The ESHG will be taking the first step for (hopefully) the next 50 years and delivering a conference showcasing the latest findings in the field of human genetics, both basic and applied. The conference is held in conjunction with the European Meeting on the Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics, emphasising the multidisciplinary and international remit of the Society.
Cancer Genomics Consortium 2018
The mission of CGC is to provide high quality education and promote best practices in clinical cancer genomics. The CGC Annual Meeting is a unique forum for education and discussion of best practices in laboratory genomics. CGC is the preeminent annual gathering for medical and laboratory specialists who are interested in the use of genomic techniques for diagnostic testing and translational research applications.
The meeting will include invited presentations from leading cancer geneticists/genomicists, oncologists, pathologists, focusing on the clinically important as well as recent developments in cancer genomic diagnosis, prognosis, and management.
Annual Meeting and Assembly 2018 of the Swiss Society for Microbiology
The society has allocated enough time and space for all disciplines embraced by the SSM. Clinical and laboratory microbiology being only part of the many fields where members of the Swiss Society for Microbiology are active. Sessions are also foreseen for prokaryotic biology, environmental microbiology, virology, and mycology.
Le congrès de l’ACLF (Association des Cytogénéticiens de Langue Française) et de l’ATC (Association des Techniciens en Cytogénétique) a lieu en septembre 2018 et rassemble près de 400 personnes (praticiens médecins ou pharmaciens, scientifiques, ingénieurs, techniciens, conseillers en génétique). Il permet aux cytogénéticiens des différents domaines constitutionnel (pré et postnatal), onco-hématologique ou des tumeurs de se retrouver.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics.
College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
The theme of the meeting this year will be, "Precision Medicine Begins Here”. The Precision Medicine Initiative of the National Institutes of Health defines precision medicine as "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." For an increasing number of diseases across a wide variety of medical specialties, the one-size-fits-all approach to patient diagnosis and treatment is becoming obsolete. Molecular professionals lead the way in developing and applying new technologies to achieve the best patient care and outcome in this rapidly evolving field. We also play a vital role in educating our clinical colleagues, lay public, and elected officials of the value of the critical work that we do.