Belgian Society for Human Genetics

 

PROGRAM


Auditorium F, (Blok A; ground floor, entrance 6), University Hospital Ghent
Thursday 7th December, 2017

08:15-09:00: registration

09:00-09:20: Welcome and Update on Genetic Counselling in Belgium – Paul Coucke (president of Belgian Society for Human Genetics)
09:20-09:50: The value of genetic counseling – Marion McAllister, Cardiff University, UK
09:50-10:20: Introduction of genomics into genetic counseling – Kathleen Claes, Ghent University, Belgium

10:20-10:50: Coffee break

10:50-11:25: Genomics in the clinic – Kathelijn Keymolen, VUB - UZ Brussels, Belgium
11:25-12:05: Ethical issues in genomics – Danya Vears, KU Leuven, Belgium

12:05-13:00: Lunch

13:00-13:30: The changing role of genetic counsellors in the genomics era – Marion McAllister, Cardiff University, UK
13:30-14:00: Genomics in the general population (expanded carrier screening) – Martina Cornel, VUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14:00-14:30: Genomics in prenatal testing (NIPT) – Koen Devriendt, KU Leuven & UZ Leuven, Belgium

14:30-15:45:   Coffee, networking

15:45-16:15: The role of genomics in rare disease – Lieven Bauwens, EURORDIS, Belgium
16:15-16:45: Precision Medicine – Julie De Backer, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

16:45-17:15: Discussion and Symposium closing

17:15-18:30: Drinks


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Gert Matthijs, President
Nisha Limaye, Secretary
Lut Van Laer, Treasurer
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