49th European Human Genetics Conference
CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona #BARCELONA, SPAIN
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The last time the ESHG was held in Spain was in 2008 in Barcelona and it is about time to act again as hosts for a new edition of our scientific meeting. It gives me great pleasure, to invite you on behalf of the Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH) to Barcelona for the 2016 Conference from May 21 – 24.
Barcelona is a city that needs no much of an introduction, it is Catalonia’s largest city renowned for its culture and art and offers Mediterranean life-style.
Catalonia, and Barcelona itself have managed to be the source of much of the country’s creativity, including gastronomic culture, art and architecture. But although Barcelona’s cultural figureheads (Picasso, Dalí, Gaudí) continue to hold plenty of appeal, the city has more to offer than the creations of these famous residents. From the medieval quarter via the elegant 19th century Eixample to the regenerated waterfront, the city rewards the curious pedestrian, its streets awash with beauties, curiosities and diversions. Indeed, the very urban fabric of Barcelona is deliriously vital: grand with medieval design, playful with impish street art and ablaze with Modernista colours and furbelows.
Barcelona is also notable for being an international hub for science. The city has a very rich ecosystem of prestigious scientific institutes and scientists, many of them working in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics.
The 2016 conference will provide, among other elements, the latest in the field of applied genomics and, hopefully, some real pathways to translate the genomic findings into clinical genetics applications. It will be for sure inspirational and an event not to be missed.
See you in Barcelona in 2016!
Juan C. Cigudosa, Local Host
President, Spanish Society of Human Genetics
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
ESHG does not provide housing services. Instead, you may contact the official accommodation provider for the conference, Mondial & Cititravel Congresos, S.L.
They have negotiated specially discounted rates for ESHG delegates with a wide range of hotels located near the CCIB and Barcelona city centre.
Accommodation will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Book now to avoid disappointment and secure your discounted rate!
For enquiries please contact:
Mondial & Cititravel Congresos, S.L.
Salvador Espriu, 77, local 10
08005 Barcelona – Spain
T: +34 932 212 955
F: +34 932 210 211
The ESHG invites you to submit abstracts for inclusion in this year's programme. Abstract submission is now open. The submission deadline is February 12, 2016.
All abstracts are peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of scientific merit by experts in the category selected. The Scientific Program Committee uses these rankings to develop the scientific sessions. Abstracts are assigned to either plenary, parallel, or poster sessions.
The ESHG meetings have currently 3 types of acceptance for submissions:
- Spoken presentation in a concurrent or plenary session
- Poster presentation in one of the poster sessions
- Electronic Poster presentation: in the electronic poster area
IMPORTANT: Note that the presentation at the meeting will be the condition for the publication of the abstract in the electronic supplement of the European Journal of Human Genetics.
Please note that you may be presenting author of only one paper, but co-author of any number of abstracts.
Multiple submissions with identical presenting authors will be automatically rejected.
Identical submissions from different first authors will also be automatically rejected.
Abstracts containing no results or structure will be rejected.
Abstract Submission Topics 2016 - Where does my abstract fit?
The enormous achievements in the field of Human Genetics during the last years are changing not only our understanding of genetics of diseases but also our research approaches and daily work in clinic. Due to the new developments and insights traditional borders between clinical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics as well as between research into monogenic and complex disorders are vanishing. Therefore the Scientific Programme Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics decided to reflect these changes in its abstract submission categories.
Where does my abstract fit?
The disease categories (1-11) are meant to cover all aspects of the class of disorder, i. e. clinically, cytogenetically and molecularly.
Abstracts related to complex syndromes and cytogenetic disorders without a main symptom in one of these categories may be submitted in topic 11 (multiple malformation/anomalies syndromes).
Topic 13 is meant for abstracts issuing more basic mechanism in molecular and cyto-genetics not necessarily related to a specific phenotype (e. g. splicing mechanisms, origin of ring chromosomes etc.).
Topic 14 is dedicated to general aspects of technical approaches and quality control in genetic diagnostics and research.
Topic 16 shall draw attention to brand new concepts or new techniques under development.
Topic 19 & 20 are reserved for more general issues of genetic counselling, education and public services, psychological, ethical and legal issues. For these topics, you may want to consider submitting your abstract to the joint European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics (EMPAG) instead.
We hope that these categories will enhance the communication between researchers using different approaches to investigate the respective phenotypic groups and facilitate the selection of workshops by attendees according to their field of interest.
01. Reproductive Genetics/Prenatal Genetics
02. Sensory disorders (eye, ear, pain)
03. Internal organs & endocrinology (lung, kidney, liver, gastrointestinal)
04. Skeletal, connective tissue, ectodermal and skin disorders
05. Cardiovascular disorders
06. Metabolic and mitochondrial disorders
07. Immunology and hematopoietic system
08. Intellectual Disability
09. Neurogenetic and psychiatric disorders
10. Neuromuscular disorders
11. Multiple Malformation/anomalies syndromes
12. Cancer genetics
13. Basic mechanisms in molecular and cytogenetics
14. New diagnostic approaches, technical aspects & quality control
15. Personalized/Predictive Medicine and Pharmacogenomics
17. Epigenetics and Gene Regulation
18. Genetic epidemiology/Population genetics/Statistical methodology and evolutionary genetics
19. Genetic counselling/Education/public services
20. Psychological/Ethical/legal issues
Companies, interested in getting additional exposure through sponsorship, are requested to contact Ms. Jantie de Roos (eshg(at)rose-international.com) at Rose INTERNATIONAL.
Sponsors as per November 16, 2015
Agilent TechnologiesOxford Gene Technology
Canon BioMedicalQIAGEN BioInformatics
Complete GenomicsSophia Genetics
MultiplicomThermo Fisher Scientific
ESHG Contact Information
Vienna Medical Acad,
Alserstrasse 4, A-1090,
Telephone: (43 1) 405 13 83 20
Fax: (43 1) 407 82 74