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Friday, May 22, 2009 - Saturday, May 23, 2009

This meeting is designed to run as a satellite to the European Society of Human Genetics' Annual Meeting (23-26 May 2009) and the Human Genome Variation Society's (23rd May ) meeting in the same venue. 

High profile speakers have been and will be chosen to provide you with up-to-date information about Variation Nomenclature & Standards of the Human Variome Project. There will be ample time in the programme for open discussion. The meeting will provide a good opportunity for you to share your experiences and ideas with your colleagues and has been designed to maximize exposure of the field, with an emphasis on single gene disorder, (where the need is most on the clinical level) to the various systems available and planned to enhance cross collaboration and avoid unnecessary work and expense. The aim of the HVP is to generate a common system which can be applied to all genes in all countries to collect variations and their effects.

Information about the Human Variome Project and the intense Planning Meeting that was held in Barcelona, Spain in May 2008 may be found at: and published in the Open Access article in Human Mutation.