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GV Newsletter - May 2022

President-Elect of HUGO

The HUGO Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ada Hamosh as the next HUGO President. Effective immediately, Ada will serve as Vice President and will step into the shoes of Charles Lee as President of HUGO on March 31st, 2023. 

Typically, the outgoing President stays on the Executive Board for an additional year. However, Charles Lee would like to step down. We are pleased to announce that John Burn will take on this role in March 2023.
Ada and John bring a lot of experience and great enthusiasm, please join us in welcoming them!

What a remarkable Human Genome Meeting in Tel Aviv this was! We want to thank those of you who attended for joining us. 
Above is a photo from the wrap-up, right after we heard Prof. Ed Liu’s inspiring words about where genomics is going in the future. We will send you a link to all the photos from the meeting, as well as links to the recordings for those who registered, to ensure you can hear the talks you missed from the concurrent sessions, or if you were unable to attend.
Congratulations to the poster prize winners: Lukasz S. Kaczmarczyk, Simon Fishilevich, Hagai Levi, Lior Ankol Redlich, Christina Canavati, Yael Shalev Ezra

         Looking forward to meet you at future HUGO HGM meetings!
         Karen Avraham (Tel Aviv)


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We’re excited to let you know the program for veptc 2022 is now available and registration is open!  The 6th annual Variant Effect Prediction Training Course - veptc 2022  will be held 20 to 22 Sept 2022 in Nicosia, Cyprus!   

This year for the first time we will offer a hybrid course: an in-person and a virtual option. In-person attendance is encouraged for the most interactive workshop experience.

In-person attendees have the option to select a Basic or Advanced workshop for "Ensembl Genome Browser", "UCSC Genome Browser" and "ACMG variant grading (inc. cancer)".

Visit the website to learn more and to register (in-person places are limited), earlybird ends 31st July:">

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Call for nomination of members of The International Standing Committee of Human Cytogenomic Nomenclature:
The present Committee (Laura K. Conlin, Johan T. den Dunnen, Rosalind J. Hastings, Jin-Yeong Han, Nils Mandahl, Jean McGowan-Jordan, Sarah Moore, Cynthia C. Morton) was elected in the spring of 2018, with Jean McGowan-Jordan as Chair. The Committee elected a new Chair, Rosalind Hastings, following the publication of ISCN 2020. There are three vacancies on the ISCN Committee that now need to be elected. To facilitate continuity and maintain geographic distribution of the committee, new members are required from the Asia (1), Europe or Americas (1), Africa and Australia/New Zealand/Oceania (1).
The position is non-remunerable and for a period of four years in the first instance. Most meeting are held remotely and expenses are paid for any in-person meetings. An excellent working knowledge of English is essential
Interested applicants should have an extensive background in ISCN and experience of reporting complex cytogenomic results. The applicant should either be a head of department; section or a senior member of department. 
Applicants should submit a short CV plus a supporting letter explaining how they could contribute to the committee to"> The CV should be no longer than one A4 page in length. All nomination must be made or seconded by a Head or Section Head of a diagnostic laboratory. Self- nominations will not be accepted.
The nominations of potential new Committee members shall be by email. Nominations for candidates including their name, affiliation, postal address and e-mail address should be e-mailed to the Chair at before June 17, 2022, after which the list of nominated candidates will be published with the call for voting. Ballots for voting can be requested from the Chair at"> after June 17, 2022, by including your name, affiliation, postal address, and email. The election ballots with voting procedures will then be distributed after July 22, 2022 to the requested address. Instructions for returning the ballots will accompany the ballot requests.
Genomic Variant Analysis and Clinical Interpretation
Virtual course
This is an ongoing course is designed to provide in-depth understanding of concepts as well as hands-on exposure to genomic variant analysis and clinical interpretation and would have online lectures during weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as assignments for weekdays (Monday - Friday).
Full details:"> 
International Data Week 2022
20-23 June 2022
Seoul, South Korea (Hybrid)

This landmark event will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation. IDW 2022 combines the 19th RDA Plenary Meeting, the biannual meeting of this international member organization working to develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and reuse, and SciDataCon 2022, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organized by CODATA and WDS.

Full details:">
"The Future of Genetics in Angola"
30 June – 01 July 2022
College of Medicine - Universidade Agostinho Neto (Hybrid)
The Genetics Department of the Faculty of Medicine of the University Agostinho Neto (AG_FMUAN) is proud to announce its II International Genetics Symposium under the slogan "The Future of Genetics in Angola" on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July 2022, in a hybrid format (in-person and online). We expect to have a successful event, with around 200 expert guests and speakers, both national and international. The event is part of the scientific agenda of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGBE), of which Angola is a member state.
Full details:">
Genomics for Clinicians 
1st week, July 2022
Genomics for Clinicians is an online introductory course for clinicians on genomics and genomic applications in clinical medicine. The course is designed for clinicians, genetic counsellors, nurses and nursing students to provide an overview of genomics and applications in clinical settings.
The course will commence in July 1st week
Online course with 5 sessions. The sessions can be taken online, at your convenience.
Full details:">
SAVE THE DATE - GA4GH 10th Plenary Meeting
22-23 September 2022

Full details of registration with be announced soon

We welcome you to the 14th International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG2023) to be held in Cape, South Africa, proudly hosted by the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) and the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG).
Taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic, we are formally sharing the news that the ICHG will be postponed to 22-26 February, 2023. 
Warm regards
Raj Ramesar and Charles Rotimi
(Co-Chairs LOC/ICHG 2023)
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