8-9 Nov 2021
The two day interactive event is presented by the Nordic Society for Human Genetics and Precision Medicine (NSHG-PM).
4 Nov 2021
The one-day interactive event is organized by the NSHG-PM and co-sponsored by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Over the span of two days, leading academic and industry scientists, clinical researchers, academic leaders, funding organizations, and other stakeholders will gather to discuss national overviews of precision medicine initiatives, research and clinical sequencing, health and other register data, as well as important issues in the return of results from genetics studies. The conference will feature a combination of invited keynotes, podium presentations, panel discussions, virtual posters, short talks selected from submitted abstracts, and mentoring sessions.
We are also hoping that you will join us for the 2021 Research Response to COVID-19 in the Nordic Countries Workshop which we will host online on Thursday, 4 November.
Please take a moment to review the program, consider submitting an abstract for the conference or the workshop and register now for these events. Our organizing committees have extended complimentary registrations to all as we wish to turn the decision to host the event virtually into an opportunity to engage with a wider, global audience. We very much hope that you will take this offer to connect with other cutting-edge researchers, learn from each other, and exchange ideas to further accelerate your research and the field.
We are grateful to our generous support of our, now, virtual host, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, the event sponsors, and to our presenters, members, organizing committees and all the registrants.
Looking forward to seeing you online this November,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to a virtual Workshop on the Research Response to COVID-19 in the Nordic countries, organized by the Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine. The current global health crisis showed us the crucial contribution of science and technology in addressing the healthcare challenges brought about by COVID-19, but also in supporting the society and economy in a time of a major turmoil. Our virtual event is a good example.
This pandemic has demonstrated that research preparedness and response are essential for an effective response to large-scale crises. The pandemic has underscored how research must be an integral part of the operational response, both for clinical practice and for broader public health interventions. On the one hand, the volume and speed of new research and development have been unprecedented, as has the rapid translation of research into policy and practice. For vaccine development, for example, research preparedness in terms of pre-existing technology, infrastructure, and plans has been critical.
The workshop will focus on the Nordic countries’ research responses and their successes as well as opportunities across basic research, epidemiology and interventions research. We ask systemic but also policy questions while we try to draw out specific lessons in the fields of human genomics and precision medicine.
Join us for a half-day event highlighting presentations from Nordic countries, panel discussions across borders, and virtual posters. Please review the program, consider submitting an abstract and register now for the workshop as well as the November 8-9 biennial meeting of the Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, as Co-chairs:
2021 NSHG-PM CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo
Mark Daly, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM
Thomas Folkmann Hansen, Copenhagen University Hospital
Hakon Heimer, NSHG-PM, University of Copenhagen
Sara Hägg, Karolinska Institute
Lili Milani, University of Tartu
Aarno Palotie (chair), Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM
Markus Perola, University of Helsinki
Samuli Ripatti, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM
Hreinn Stefánsson, deCODE genetics
2021 Workshop on Research Response to COVID-19 in the Nordic Countries
Camilla Stoltenberg, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NO), Co-chair
Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics (IS), Co-chair
Tove Fall, Uppsala University (SE)
Hakon Heimer, University of Copenhagen (NSHG-PM) (DK)
Páll Melsted, deCODE genetics (IS)
Lili Milani, Estonian Genome Center (EE)
Hanna Olila, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM (FI)
Trygve Ottersen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NO)
Ole Pedersen, Zealand University Hospital, Køge (DK)
at the 2021 Nordic Society for Human Genetics and Precision Medicine Meeting
Six Nordic countries will present summaries and focused presentations and will address questions from the audience.
Issues in the return of results from genetics studies will be discussed as a panel consisting of top Nordic scientists.
Virtual poster presentations will be showcased on their own page with top submissions selected for “Hot Topic” presentations in the live program. Top award will have a special spotlight.
28 October – deadline to submit an application for Nordic COVID-19 Research workshop poster presentation
1 November – deadline to submit an application for NSHG-PM main meeting poster presentation
26 and 30 October – deadline to upload a 3-5 minute recorded presentation of the poster for NSHG-PM meeting or COVID workshop, respectively
4 November – NSHG-PM’s COVID19 Workshop
8 – 9 November – NSHG-PM 2021 Meeting
Will the event be recorded?
Yes. However, only the Society members will have first access to the on-demand recordings.