Genomics in Current Clinical Practice, Bergen November 10, Hotel Scandic Bergen City

Dear all,

I allow myself to send an invitation to you in connection with that we organize a national meeting here in Bergen Tuesday, November 10, entitled “Genomics in current clinical practice.”
New sequencing technology (testing all your genes in one sample) is about to revolutionize genetic diagnosis, and genetic testing is becoming an integral part of the diagnostic routine in several fields. The development is almost so fast that even people working in the field of genetics struggles to keep up.

We have high profile internationally renowned speakers, and have put together a program that will provide a good overview of the use of the “new” sequencing techniques within fetal medicine (diagnostics of DNA in maternal blood) in cancer diagnostics (diagnostics of rare hereditary conditions and tumors ), childhood diseases and rare genetic disorders. The head of the Data Protection Authority also comes and will talk about protection of privacy regarding storing complete exomes / genomes, and there are lectures that focus on infrastructure for handling and storage of such large amounts of data.

We are going to promote the meeting in media, and hope for good coverage. Our national meetings have previously been reported on the TV2 news several times. We also believe that it can be of interest for the communication departments at the hospital and the university to participate.

Call me or send me an e-mail as soon as possible if this is interesting for you! You will of course not pay for this.

The meeting is held in collaboration with the Biotechnology Council and the Norwegian Society for Human Genetics.


Torunn Fiskerstrand
Director, Norwegian Society of Medical Genetics

Torunn Fiskerstrand
Chief Physician, Associate Professor
Center for Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Laboratory building, 6th floor
Haukeland University
5021 Bergen
Tel. 55975481/92033965

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