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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:30 - 4:30

The Human Variome Project's annual session at the HUGO HGM focused on the Human Variome Project Global Globin 2020 Challenge.

Speakers were:

  • Christopher Arnold, Chair, HVPI Board: "Human Variome Project and Advancing Genomic Medicine"
  • Helen Robinson, Human Variome Project International Co-ordinating Office: "Advancing Genomic Medicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: GGI, UNESCO and WHO" - HUGO HGM2015 GG2020 Presentation - Helen Robinson N/A
  • Professor Andreas Hadjisavvas, HVP Cypriot Node: "Cyprus: A successful case study in tackling thalassaemias at the country level  – what can others learn?"
  • Professor Zilfalil bin Alwi,  Head, HVP Malaysian Node: "Meeting the Challenges of Haemoglobinopathies in Malaysia and South East Asia"
  • Professor Ming Qi, HVP Chinese Node: "Haemoglobinopathies in China: Rapid Targeted Deep Sequencing for Molecular Screening and Clinical Genotyping in Subjects with Haemoglobinopathies"
  • Professor Raj Ramsear, University of Capetown: "Genomic Medicine in Africa: Thalassaemias and Sickle Cell Disease as an entry point"