8 November


16 Speakers

9:10-12:20 CET


Senior investigators will present 5-minute updates on major initiatives from each of the Nordic countries, followed by two 7-minute presentations from junior investigators. Each country segment will conclude with a Q&A with audience.

9:10-9:40 CET

National Summary: Denmark

Andrés Ingason, Mental Health Centre Sct Hans

Genomics at the population level: Lessons from CNV studies

Karina Banasik, University of Copenhagen

Genetic ancestry in precision medicine

9:40-10:10 CET

National Summary: Estonia

Triin Laisk, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu

Genetics of traits you don’t discuss over Sunday brunch – novel findings for female reproductive phenotypes

Margit Nõukas, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu

The impact of clinically relevant CNVs in the general population – the health consequences and personalized management of undiagnosed adult CNV carriers in the Estonian biobank

10:10-10:40 CET

National Summary: Finland

Nina Mars, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM

Family history and polygenic risk scores are not interchangeable measures of genetic susceptibility

10:40-10:50 CET


10:50-11:20 CET

National Summary: Iceland

Guðmundur Einarsson, deCODE genetics

Discordant polygenic score associations of visuospatial and verbal abilities with body mass index and other traits

Ástrós Skúladóttir, deCODE genetics

A genome-wide meta-analysis uncovers six sequence variants conferring risk of vertigo

11:20-11:50 CET

National Summary: Norway

Johannes ER Hov, University of Oslo

Gene x environmental interplay in the gut – new insight into autoimmune mechanisms

Marc Vaudel, University of Bergen

Genetic determinants of early body growth – new results from the MoBa Study

11:50-12:20 CET

National Summary: Sweden

Pol Solé Navais, University of Gothenburg

Genetic characterisation of the timing of parturition

Elin Thysell, Umea University

An integrated cohort approach for precision medicine

12:20-13:00 CET

Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 CET


Cecilia Lindgren, University of Oxford

Fat Distribution: From Phenotypes to Mechanisms

14:00-15:00 CET

Virtual Poster Session

9 Nov


13 Presenters and Panelists

1 Keynote

8:15-8:45 CET

Mentoring Session

30 minute Meet the Scientist session (registered individuals can reserve their seat here)

9:00-10:30 CET

SESSION 2: Issues in the return of results from genetics studies

Nordic national perspectives and illustrative cases

9:00-10:00 CET

Elisabeth Widén, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM

10:00-10:30 CET

Panel Discussion

Issues in the return of results from genetics studies


Elisabeth Widén, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM

10:30-10:40 CET


10:40-11:40 CET

SESSION 3: Awards and Hot Topics

Poster award presentation and short talks selected from submitted abstracts

Chair: Hreinn Stefánsson, deCODE genetics

Christopher Flatley, University of Gothenburg – Genome-wide association study reveals genetic overlap between placental weight and birth weight

Aoxing Liu, FIMM – Genetic determinants of mosaic loss of the X chromosome in peripheral leukocytes of 395,036 women from 3 biobanks

Natàlia Pujol Gualdo, Estonian Genome Centre, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu – Advancing our understanding of genetic risk factors and potential personalized strategies in pelvic organ prolapse: largest GWAS to date reveals 19 novel associated loci

Linn Rødevand, NORMENT – Characterizing the shared genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia and cardiovascular disease risk factors

Liv Swea Thiele, Aarhus University Hospital – Clinical impact of functional CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 gene variants on treatment outcomes in patients with depression: a Danish cohort study

11:40-12:15 CET

Lunch Break

12:15-13:15 CET


13:45-14:00 CET

Concluding Remarks

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