HGSA Newsletter | APSHG Summer School 2016 Posted May 27, 2016 by venty muliana




Registration Deadline: TUESDAY 31st MAY 2016

Take this opportunity to meet world-class experts in clinical genetics, clinical dysmorphology and genetic counselling as well as to conduct in-depth discussion on evaluation and management of patients and families with genetic conditions in the post NGS era! UPDATE: The Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics has offered to waive the registration fee for the first 15 registrants (who are BOTH trainees AND members of APSHG) for the summer school. So hurry up before places fill up.

International speakers invited include:

 carey Dr John C CAREY

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

Editor in Chief, American Journal of Medical Genetics

 leslie Dr Leslie G BIESECKER

Chief & Senior Investigator, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch; Head, Clinical Genomics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute, USA

 david Dr David CHITAYAT

Staff Physician, Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Professor, Department of Paediatrics/ Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology/ Molecular & Medical Genetics;

Medical Director, MSc Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Toronto, Canada

Head, The Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Genetics Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

 kenjiro Dr Kenjiro KOSAKI

Professor, Center for Medical Genetics, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

 sillence Dr David SILLENCE

Professor, Consultant Physician, Department of Genetic Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia

 anne Dr Anne Chun-Hui TSAI

Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, USA

 poh Dr Poh-San LAI

President, Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics;

Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore


President Elect, Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics;

Vice Chancellor for Research, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

 ivan Dr Ivan FM LO

Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics;

Clinical Genetic Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong

 lee Dr Ni-Chung LEE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan

 tan Dr Tiong Yang TAN

Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 chung Dr Brian HY CHUNG

Chairman, Organizing Committee, Asian Pacific Society of Human Genetics Summer School 2016;

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong


Topics that will be discussed include:

Ÿ   The Art of Facial Diagnosis in Syndrome Recognition

Ÿ   Health Supervision in the Care of Children with Genetic Syndromes

Ÿ   Approach to the newborn with Disorders of Sex Development

Ÿ   Genetic aspects of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita/fetal akinesia

Ÿ   Basics of Writing Scientific Papers and Case Reports

Ÿ   Skeletal Dysplasia and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Ÿ   Next-generation clinical sequencing facilitating molecular diagnostic analysis in Asia

Ÿ   Ethical challenges in clinical genomic medicine

Ÿ   Impact of NGS on clinical diagnosis and counseling of Noonan syndrome

Ÿ   Hypothesis-generating research and predictive medicine

Ÿ   Mosaicism and the molecular taxonomy of human disease

Ÿ   Towards a Bayesian framework for sequence variant interpretation


For further details about the APSHG Summer School and application, please visit: http://paed.hku.hk/apshg-ss2016/

Application should be completed online at http://paed.hku.hk/apshg-ss2016/, by 11:59PM Hong Kong time (GMT 4:59PM) on 31st May 2016

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