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Monday, June 18, 2018 16:00 - 18:00



You may be aware that LOVD is undergoing some organizational changes to ensure its sustainability and will be moving under the auspices of the HVP (Human Variome Project).  As part of this, we are planning to form a user group aimed at involving LOVD users more directly in its development whilst providing more training and support for users.  The use of LOVD has once again grown rapidly in the past year with many more users, so it seems a good time to do this.

We are hosting a meeting at ESHG in Milano on 18 June 16:00 to 18:00 (Yellow Room) to provide an overview of LOVD and the plans for its development in coming months. We will also introduce a new LOVD User group which may be of interest to you.

I hope that you can join us there.

If you are not planning to be at ESHG but are interested in knowing more or being involved in the group, please send a message to 


Please note that we will be planning a similar session at ASHG in October; those of you not in Europe may find this more convenient.

Best wishes,

Johan den Dunnen


Monday 18 June, 16:00-18:00, Yellow Room, ESHG - MEETING AGENDA

16.00 – 16.35


Introduction to LOVD – short history and background.

What team at Leiden does, how they can help you.

How to find information.

Sharing information - demonstration.

Johan den Dunnen
16:35 – 16.50

Explain purpose of meeting.

Explain changes to LOVD and linking to HVP.

Future of variant data sharing.

John Burn
16:50 – 17:05 Plans for future developments of LOVD Johan den Dunnen
17:05 – 17:20

The proposal for a LOVD USER Group.

Need for oversight, need for training, need for knowledge sharing.

Need for standards, consultation, being responsive to users’ needs – how it will work.

Helen Robinson
17:20 – 17:50 Q & A Panel
17:50 – 18:00

Wrap up – next steps.

How to get involved.

Helen Robinson

John Burn