2021 NSHG-PM PROGRAM

8 November

Mon

16 Speakers

9:00-9:10 CET

Welcome/Introductions

Mark Daly, Virtual Host, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM

Kári Stefánsson, President, NSHG-PM

9:10-12:20 CET

SESSION 1: NORDIC NATIONAL SUMMARIES

Six Nordic countries will present a 5-minute top summary from a senior investigator followed by two 10-minute presentations from junior investigators. Each country segment will conclude with a 5-minute Q&A with audience.

9:10-9:40 CET

National Summary: Denmark

Søren Brunak, University of Copenhagen – National overview
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

Lili Milani, University of Tartu – National overview
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

10:10-10:40 CET

National Summary: Finland

Aarno Palotie, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM – Overview of Finnish initiatives
Nina Mars, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM – Family history and polygenic risk scores are not interchangeable measures of genetic susceptibility
Juha Karjalainen, Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM – Findings in the FinnGen project

10:40-10:50 CET

Break

10:50-11:20 CET

National Summary: Iceland

Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics – National overview
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

Kristian Hveem, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – National overview
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

Richard Rosenquist Brandell, Karolinska Institute – National overview
Pol Solé Navais, University of Gothenburg – Genetic characterisation of the timing of parturition
Elin Thysell, Umea University

12:20-13:00 CET

Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 CET

KEYNOTE

Cecilia Lindgren, University of Oxford

Fat Distribution: From Phenotypes to Mechanisms

14:00-15:00 CET

Virtual Poster Session

9 Nov

Tue

13 Presenters and Panelists

1 Keynote

8:15-8:45 CET

Mentoring Session

30 minute Meet the Scientist session

9:00-10:30 CET

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

Nordic national perspectives and illustrative cases

Chair: Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo

9:00-10:00 CET

Heidi B. Bentzen, University of Oslo
Patrick Sulem, deCODE genetics
Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu
Rikke Steensbjerre Møller, Filadelfia Epilepsy Hospital

10:00-10:30 CET

Panel Discussion

Issues in the return of results from genetics studies

Panelists:

Sirpa Soini, THL Biobank
Patrick Sulem, deCODE genetics
Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu
Rikke Steensbjerre Møller, Filadelfia Epilepsy Hospital
Giske Ursin, Norwegian Cancer Registry

 

10:30-10:40 CET

Break

10:40-11:40 CET

SESSION 3: Awards and Hot Topics

Poster award presentation and short talks selected from submitted abstracts

Chair: Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo

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

Aoxing Liu, FIMM – Inflammatory and infectious upper respiratory diseases associate with 39 genomic loci that link to type 2 inflammation genes

Natalia 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

Keynote

Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics

13:15-13:45 CET

Panel Discussion

What are the challenges/opportunities for Nordic collaborative research in human disease genetics?

Moderator: Thomas F. Hansen, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Denmark

Panelists:

Mark Daly, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, Finland
Giuseppe (Nick) Giordano, Lund University, Sweden
Stephanie Le Hellard, University of Bergen, Norway
Lili Milani, Estonian Genome Center, Estonia
Rikke Steensbjerre Møller, Filadelfia Epilepsy Hospital, Denmark
Kári Stefánsson, deCODE genetics, Iceland

13:45-14:00 CET

Concluding Remarks

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