ESHG pre-meeting courses

With the upcoming 2023 meeting, the ESHG Education Committee plans to
start with a series of so-called “pre-meeting courses”. Education has a
prominent place at the annual ESHG meetings. The program of the annual
meeting has specific educational sessions and workshops, which give
participants the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in
the field of human genetics. However, this education tends to focus on
the high end of developments, there seem to be less opportunities for
participants seeking more basic education and training. The pre-meeting
courses plan to fill this gap, i.e. offer on-site education and training
in the more basic subjects in human genetics.

The ESHG Education Committee would like to know which subjects you would
like to get covered during the pre-meeting courses. Please send wishes,
suggestions etc. to eshgy@eshg.org

For 2023 two topics have been planned. Introductory lectures
covering the basis of the subjects, will be followed by tasks where the
participants will directly apply what was learned by trying to solve
practical examples.

HGVS nomenclature
A half-day course explaining the details of the HGVS nomenclature, the
recommendations for the description of variants in DNA, RNA and protein
sequences.

ACMG classification
A half-day course explaining the principles behind the ACMG
recommendations for the classification of variants identified in
clinical DNA samples.

When: Friday, June 9, 2023 at the SEC Glasgow (ESHG 2023 Conference Venue)