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Monday, November 01, 2010 - Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Human Variome Project is an International Initiative with a goal of understanding genetic variation and using this information to improve human health through the control of genetic disease.

From meetings in Spain and Paris, a Working Group for Education was established. There is consensus that educational efforts are needed for multiple groups: researchers, physicians, patients, policy makers and the general public. This meeting will review results of a survey of HVP members and will discuss various educational issues and strategies specific to HVP activities.
Abstract Submission

We invite abstracts in the following areas:

- Identifying target audiences and their educations needs specific to meeting educational gaps in conducting, reporting and explaining clinical research, particularly in databases. For example – target audiences such as general public, patients, health professionals, medical and life science students, legislatures and policy makers.
- Identification and evaluation of existing resources or educational programs, their advantages and disadvantages.
- Identification of gaps and deficiencies in available resources or existing programs. What can be done to improve the resources?
- Development of novel curriculums for teaching Genetics courses for High School students and College undergraduates, such as participatory research programs that train students to be researchers.
- Potential standardization of source materials.Details

Room "Conference Theatre"
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington DC, USA

Registration: 8.30 am - 9.00 am
Meeting Start: 9.00 am
Meeting End: 3.00 pm