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On behalf of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS)
the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), it gives us great pleasure to
you with us in Montreal for the
12th International Congress of Human Gene
(ICHG) and the 61st ASHG Annual Meeting.
The ICHG continues the tradition of successful international congresses that b
in 1956 in Copenhagen. The ICHG is the foremost meeting of the international hu
genetics community and is held every five years. Each Congress is hosted by a diffe
member society of the IFHGS. This year ASHG is the host of the Congress. Thr
the ICHG, the IFHGS provides a forum for scientists from around the world dedic
to all aspects of human genetics, including research, clinical practice and educa
You can look forward to an exciting five days in Montreal. The scientific prog
features more than 120 invited presentations and 3,800 contributed presentation
leading researchers and clinicians from more than 85 countries, will bring you u
date with the latest developments in human genetics and genomics. The ICHG
also provide you with the opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the w
to discuss your work and to develop new collaborations and friendships.
We wish you a most informative, rewarding and enjoyable Congress!
Judith G. Hall, President
Lynn B. Jorde, President
Yoichi Matsubar