ISHG 2016 programme and registration online

Our programme for the ISHG 2016 annual conference in Belfast City Hospital is now available from this link.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration can be paid on site.

Complex Trait Analysis of Next Generation Sequence Data Course

July 4-8, 2016
Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany

The second annual course on Complex Trait Analysis of Next Generation Sequence Data will be held at the MDC in Berlin from July 4-8, 2016. The goal of the course is to teach course participants both the theory and application of methods to analyze next generation sequence (NGS) data for human complex traits. Attendees will learn how to design studies, call variants from NGS data, analysis of population- and trio- based sequence data and evaluation of variant functionality. Analyses will include performing complex trait rare variant association analysis for population and trio data. Exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs (GATK, IGV, Polyphen2, PSEQ, SEQPower, and Variant Association Tools (VAT)). TOPICS will be include: sequence alignment, calling variants from NGS data, quality control of NGS data, association testing framework for quantitative and qualitative traits (fixed effects, random effects and mixed models), rare variant association methods, estimating power and sample size for rare variant association studies, imputation of rare variants and evaluating variant functionality.

The instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).

For additional information, course schedule and application form please
visit the course website:

2016 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress

Abstract submission is now open for the ISONG World Congress on August 4-6, 2016 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Further information can be found in this link.

Save the date!

The annual scientific meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics will return to Belfast on 9th September 2016.

More details to follow.

Upcoming meetings

ISHG members may be interested in some upcoming meetings at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus.

Please follow the links attached for further information.

3-4 February 2016
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge
Registrations Deadline: 30 November

13-15 April 2016
Abstract Deadline:1 March 2016 / Registration Deadline: 15 March 2016

ISHG 2015 programme

The final programme for the Irish Society of Human Genetics 2015 annual scientific meeting is now available via the following link.  

Our second keynote address by Prof. Kingsmore's is entitled "Clinical implications of 2-day whole genome sequencing of acutely ill infants".

Directions to venue:
Please use Collins Avenue entrance to DCU. The meeting is in the Lonsdale building on the ground floor. 
Campus map:

We had a very successful meeting and our thanks go to our keynote speaker Prof. Stephen Kingsmore, Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine, Children’s Mercy, Kansas.

Congratulations to Caragh Stapleton on winning the Young Investigator Award for her presentation entitled "Identifying Genetic Predictors of Skin Cancer in Renal Transplant Populations".

Congratulations to Dr. Jillian Casey on winning the Best Post Doc Oral presentation entitled "When it Comes to Exomes, Expect the Unexpected".

Mendelian Traits NGS Course, Berlin September 28 - October 2, 2015

ISHG members may be interested in the upcoming course "Identifying genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data".  The course will be held at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin from September 28-October 2, 2015.  
The course webpage URL, which contains a description of the course, schedule and application,  is .   

For additional information on the course please contact Suzanne Leal