1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUNDER POPULATIONS & THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF BIOLOGY & HISTORY – LESSONS FROM THE JEWISH GENOME
The Dan Carmel HotelHAIFA , ISRAEL Visit the Venue to read more
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in the First International Conference on Founder Populations and their contribution to our understanding of Biology and History – Lessons from the Jewish Genome, taking place on July 10-14, 2016 in Haifa, Israel.
Since the human genome was deciphered, our understanding of genetics has made gigantic strides. The study of founder populations with clusters of disease-related genes has improved our understanding of human genetics, both mechanistically and medically.
This conference aims to evaluate the contribution made by studying one of the most significant founder populations in the world, the Jewish community, and how this has promoted knowledge of disease biology and specific genetic pathways. In addition it will explore how these studies advance our understanding of the historical movements of populations in ancient times, and the social and ethical context of genomic studies in a unique population.
The conference will include sessions on population genetics, on translating the genetic findings on populations into historical parallels of movements of Middle-Eastern populations, on Jewish genealogy, genetic syndromes and genetic mutations (cancer, pediatrics, and others) that are unique to Jewish and Middle-Eastern populations, and will provide a forum for discussions on ethical and social aspects of population-specific studies, including the role and value of genetic screening in founder populations.
The northern port city of Haifa is the chosen venue. Offering a beautiful sea, breathtaking views and interesting cultural and historical sites, Haifa is a prominent example of coexistence in Israel and provides the perfect setting for our Conference.
I look forward to welcoming all our guests to Haifa and to a successful and exciting first Conference.
Professor Gadi Rennert, Conference Chair
Clalit National Cancer Control Center and National Personalized Medicine Program
Professor and Chairman
Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology
Carmel Medical Center & Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The Dan Carmel Hotel
85-87 Hanassi Avenue,
Please designate which presentation you are submitting your abstract for in the submission form.
The Organizers welcome abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations on the topics that are listed, but not limited to, those mentioned. Abstracts should be written according to the instructions below and will be reviewed for acceptance based on their scientific merit.
The study of genetics
Genetics and history
Identifying individual genomic origin
Founder findings in non-cancer syndromes
Personalizing medicine and large scale genetic testing
Authors will be informed in due time whether their abstract/s have been accepted for presentation. Inclusion of abstracts in the scientific program is dependent upon payment of registration fees
by April 10, 2016
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Ms Katia Papkov , Target Conferences Ltd
Phone: 011-972-3-517-5150 ext. 609