Event dates: Sunday, 6th August 2006 09:00 AM to Thursday, 10th August 2006 17:00 PM

Location: Brisbane, Australia Contact: Events
 
11th International Congress of Human Genetics
Medicine

By 2006 the tangible impact on human health of the Human Genome Project and advances in genomic science and biotechnology will make attendance at the 11th Congress essential for health professionals and genetic scientists alike.

Secretariat: ichg2006@icms.com.au
Homepage: http://www.ichg2006.com
Telephone: +61 7 3844 1138
Facsimile: +61 7 3844 0909

The International Congress of Human Genetics is the foremost meeting of the world human genetics community and is held every five years. The first Congress was in 1956 in Copenhagen and subsequent venues have included Berlin, Washington, Rio de Janeiro and most recently Vienna. The 10th Congress in Vienna in May 2001 was attended by over 3000 delegates from 79 countries. The Washington Congress was attended by over 5000 delegates. The Congress is organised on behalf of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS) and in 2006, the host will be the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

By 2006 the tangible impact on human health of the Human Genome Project and advances in genomic science and biotechnology will make attendance at the 11th Congress essential for health professionals and genetic scientists alike. The proximity of Brisbane to the flourishing genomics and biotechnology hubs of Asian centres is expected to provide significant exposure to delegates from these areas. These are in addition to the traditional delegates from North America, Europe and Australia. Brisbane, the capital city of the State of Queensland, is also a major genomics and biotechnology hub in its own right.

The congress logo embodies the many facets of Human Genetics. The double helix which has become the iconic symbol of Genetics. The helix surrounds the map of Australia to represent the globe giving the logo both an international flavour and a location. The helix also forms a Q for Queensland as a further indication of location. The location is also empasized by the use of an aboriginal painting style and natural outback of Australian colours. The three figures in the centre of the logo represent the family unit and the aboriginal culture, which is one of the oldest in the world. Also the group represents the meeting of people for the Congress.

Important Dates
Registration Brochure Released October 2005
Abstract Submission Closes Tuesday, 31 January 2006
Abstract Notification to Authors April 2006
Early Registration Deadline Friday, 5 May 2006
Accommodation Booking Deadline Friday, 23 June 2006

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