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"Genomics in Precision Health"


- Deadline is February 29th, 2024!

Register now to secure standard rates! Limited time offer.






Knowledge and Skills for Multi-disciplinary Genomic Healthcare
Variant Interpretation / Variant Curation
All About Tools (OMIM, ClinGen, GA4GH)
Pangenomes Workshop

Precision Health
Microbiome and Metagenomics
Gene Therapy
Non-coding RNA genes
Genetics of Complex Diseases
Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Computational Biology & AI
Rare Diseases
Cancer Genomics
Single-Cell Genomics / Spatial Genomics
Transgenerational Inheritance / Epigenetics
Reproductive Genetics
Pangenomes and Genomic Diversity
HGVS Session
ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) for abstract submission


Abstract Review Committee will review the submitted abstracts to be awarded with travel grants.

Notice of Terms and Resolutions Update


We would like to formally notify all HUGO members of the amendment to the terms and resolutions governing the HUGO Executive Board Director tenure. Please refer to the below link to review 'Proposed amendments to Resolution'.

Should you have any queries, please contact administrative office at



HUGO HGVS Variant Nomenclature Committee (HVNC)

The HGVS Variant Nomenclature Committee (HVNC), one of HUGO's Nomenclature Standards Committees, is looking for new members. The main activity of the committee is the "HGVS nomenclature", the standard for the unambiguous description of all sequence variants at the DNA, RNA and protein level (see The committee's Terms of Reference can be found on the HUGO website (, as well as the HVNC's annual activity reports which were also published in the HUGO newsletter.


Interested in the work of the HVNC? Willing to spend some spare time and join the committee? Please apply to become a member. Following our Terms of Reference, HVNC members should together represent interested communities, including gene/disease specific database curators, central repositories, clinical geneticists, commercial diagnostic laboratories, bioinformaticians, scientific journals, etc. Applications should include a motivation letter detailing relevant expertise and interests in HGVS nomenclature (max. 1-page A4) and a CV.


Applications should be mailed, before April 1, to the HUGO office:


Applications will be evaluated by the HVNC, and new members proposed to the HUGO board. New members will be appointed by the HUGO board. The term of membership of the HVNC will be for 4 years. Each member should attend a minimum of 50% of HVNC meetings over an 18-month period, otherwise they will forfeit their position.


HUGO 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome

13 - 15 May 2024
Porto, Portugal 

We’re excited to announce that registration and abstract submission is open for the 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome: detection, sequencing, interpretation (isv24) to be held 13th to 15th May 2024 in Porto, Portugal! 

The symposium focuses on cutting-edge developments for scanning, sequencing, databasing, and bioinformatics analysis of variants in DNA, RNA, and protein. With technology setting the pace, understanding how variants effect the health of an individual has become crucial and is quickly changing the way genomic data is interpreted. This symposium will also give special emphasis to the capabilities and methods for functional testing and classification of genomic variants related to disease.

A stellar line-up of keynote speakers and leading researchers from around the world together with speakers invited from submitted abstracts after peer review will present their research. The meeting will also include interactive workshops on topics related to clinical interpretation of variants and data collection. The Symposium provides an excellent platform, motivating participants to share knowledge and network with international experts in all areas of human genetics.  The event will feature a series of keynote lectures, oral presentations, and poster sessions, covering a wide range of topics.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field, share your research findings, and learn about the latest tools and techniques for analysing genomic data. This symposium is also an excellent opportunity for students and early-career researchers to showcase their work and receive feedback from experts in the field.

We invite you to submit your abstracts and encourage you to travel to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto, Portugal to learn and participate at this dynamic meeting.

Please visit our symposium website for more information and to register for the event. We look forward to welcoming you to Porto in May 2024 and sharing in the exchange of ideas and research in genomics.
The ISV24 Team



Super Earlybird:   1st 20 to register by 31st Dec. 2023

Abstracts Close:   10th Feb. 2024

Earlybird Ends:     3 Mar 2024

Symposium:         13 - 15 May 2024


UTS Cancer Genetic Counselling microcredential is now open for enrollments!


The Genetic Counselling team at University of Technology Sydney have been working on a new offering of online genetic counselling skills focused training. The subject site can be found here Cancer Genetic Counselling.


We’ve designed this subject to provide applied learning in cancer genetic counselling covering an introduction to cancer and genetic testing, including an overview of genetic testing technologies, genetic counselling and working with families, risk assessment and communication in cancer genetic counselling and applying evidence to practice, including working through case studies. The subject will introduce learners to resources that are used across our region and we are developing case studies with support from colleagues internationally.

HUGO Clinical Genomics & Genomic Medicine
Educational Sub-committee Survey

Dear Colleagues,

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Clinical Genetics and Genomics Education sub-committee is seeking input on use of genetic and genomic data and resources from practicing physicians.

The survey is intended for a wide range of physicians; however, if you are a clinical geneticist or medical geneticist, this survey is not intended for you. The survey data will be used to develop clinical and general education resources for healthcare providers across the globe. Data collected will be aggregated in a de-identified fashion.  Please assist HUGO’s education effort by taking the survey at the QR Code or link below.
Importantly, please also share the survey across your professional network of physicians or appropriate professional societies

The survey can be completed at this link, hosted by The Jackson Laboratory:

On behalf of the Human Genome Organization, thank you.

HUGO is open for future biddings!

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) is open for biddings from cities for future HGMs!
If you would like to host the HGM, please refer to the Request to Bid Document. 

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