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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - Friday, June 23, 2006



The inaugural HVP Meeting, an invitation only event with some opportunity for registrant positions, was held to identify the central issues and seek consensus on solutions and options. To achieve this:

- The meeting was limited to approximately 50 invited individuals;
- Background papers with data, information about existing practices and policies, and other relevant information were circulated to participants before the meeting;
- Each session had a Chair and Co-chair who were responsible for the functioning of the session.
- All attendees drew on emerging and current good practices for the derivation of recommendations. All attendees were invited to submit recommendations for any and all sessions.
- Over 50% of the time in each session was reserved for open discussion amongst the attendees with invited participants playing a major role.
- At the end of each session, the Chair and Co-chair elicited the logical number of recommendations agreed on by the conference attendees.

The outcomes and recommendations of each session, totalling a staggering 96 recommendations, were amalgamated into a single document and published in Nature Genetics early in 2007.
ParticipantsOrganizations:
- American College of Medical Genetics, USA
- American Society for Human Genetics, USA
- Centre for Arab Genomic Studies
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
- CLIA, USA
- EBI, Europe
- EuroGentest
- European Commission
- European Genetic Quality Control Group
- European Society of Human Genetics, Europe
- HAPMAP
- HGVS
- HuGENet
- HUGO
- HUGO - Gene Nomenclature Committee
- Human Genetics Society of Australia, Australia
- Human Genome Project
- International Federation of Human Genetic Societies
- March of Dimes, USA
- NCBI, USA
- NHGRI, USA
- NHMRC
- NIH (National Institute of Ageing)
- OECD
- Pharmacogenetics Research Network
- UNESCO
- VPAC
- WHOJournals:
- American Journal of Human Genetics
- American Journal of Medical Genetics
- Annals of Human Genetics (Editor)
- Clinical Genetics
- European Journal of Human Genetics
- Genetics in Medicine
- Genome Research
- Genomics
- Human Genetics
- Human Molecular Genetics
- Human Mutation (Editor)
- Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
- Nature GeneticsCountries:
- Argentina
- Australia
- Belgium
- Brazil
- Canada
- China
- Europe
- France
- India
- Japan
- Mexico
- Netherlands
- Philippines
- South Africa
- Switzerland
- Tunisia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- ZimbabweLocus Specific Databases:
- Breast Cancer: Larry Brody
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Johan den Dunnen
- Fanconi Anaemia: Arleen Auerbach
- HLA: Steve Marsh
- InSight: Annika Londblom
- PAH: Charles ScriverGeneral Databases:
- OMIM: Ada Hamosh
- dbSNP: Donna Maglott, Steve Sherry
- MutationView: Nobuyoshi Shimizu, Shinsei Minoshima
- HGVbase: Anthony Brookes
- HGMD: David Cooper represented by Anthony BrookesEthnic Specific Databases:
- The Catalogue for Transmission Genetics in Arabs (CTGA) Database: Ghazi Tadmouri