4th Biennial Meeting

Monday, 11 June 2012 to Friday, 15 June 2012 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

(5th June 2012)

Anyone registering from Friday 8th June onwards WILL NOT have their name listed at the security entrance at UNESCO. You may have problems entering. Please email Rania to advise you registered.  



REGISTRATION


Registration will take place at the following times in the foyer outside Salle I. You need to pass through the UNESCO Security gates (see below) to get there.

Monday June 11th

8.30 - 9.00 am (mtDNA, Country Node, LSDB curation & HVP Board)

1.30 - 2.00 pm (InSiGHT & Cardio Interest Group)

4.00 - 5.00 pm (HVP delegates not already registered)

Welcome reception begins 5.00 pm.


Tuesday June 12th:    8.30 - 9.00 am

 

 

UNESCO SECURITY ENTRANCE PROCEDURE


All registrants of HVP4 and any satellite meetings will have their name listed at the UNESCO Security entrance.

Wen arriving, your name will be checked on a list. They may also check an ID such as your passport or European ID card so please bring these with you at all times.

When inside UNESCO, you must wear your name badge at all times. 

 


Meeting Overview

The Human Variome Project holds a major meeting every two years to update Consortium members on plans, progress and opportunities for the global collection, curation, interpretation and sharing of genetic variation information. The 4th Human Variome Project meeting will continue the theme of the previous meetings and address issues of implementation in this unique project. As this will be the first meeting of the Consortium since the Project was granted Operational Relations with UNESCO, we are delighted to once again be holding this meeting at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

 

HVP4 will present the strategic plan for the Project over the next five years, as expressed in Project Roadmap 2012-2016. It is structured around four key themes that underpin all the activities of the Human Variome Project Consortium:

 

  • setting normative function;
  • behaving ethically;
  • sharing knowledge; and
  • building capacity.


Particular attention will be paid to the following topics:

  • Describing phenotype
  • Database accreditation
  • Skills sharing & Education
  • Priority areas for Standard and Guideline development

The meeting will bring together researchers, database curators, clinical geneticists and other healthcare professionals.

Objectives

1.   To present the Project’s strategic plan for the next five years.

2.   To ensure progression of the objective of the Human Variome Project to embed the collection and sharing of genetic variation information into routine clinical practice.

3.   To present activities underway or planned towards the Human Variome Project objective.

4.   To integrate current activities where possible.

5.   To establish collaborations and activities were the need exists.

6.   To gather experts in the strategies and software required together with those responsible for generating data.

7.   To gather those who are already collecting mutations within their counties together with those who wish to establish a system, especially those from developing countries.

 

 

Satellite Meetings

Confirmed satellite meetings that will be held on Monday 11th June are as follows:

mtDNA variation, disease and databases

 HVP Country Node Establishment Workshop

LSDB Curation Course (BYO laptop with wifi capability)

Cardiac Genetics Interest Group

InSiGHT Interpretation Committee (closed meeting by invitation ONLY)

 

If you are registering for the main meeting there will be no charge to attend these satallite meetings but you MUST register to attend; during the registration process there will be a drop down list to choose from.   If you are not attending the main Human Variome Project meeting, you may take out a Satellite meeting Only registration package for the day for 60 Euro. This registration package is not valid for the main Human Variome Project meeting. 

Venue

The conference will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris, France.


Schedule

The programme is now available.  The schedule is subject to small change.  

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOU WHEN AT UNESCO AS SECURITY ASKS FOR THIS MOST OF THE TIME - E.G. PASSPORT, EUROPEAN ID CARD.

 

Monday 11th June 2012

  • Registration: 8.30 am - 9.00; UNESCO 7 Place de Fontenoy
  • Human Variome Project International Limited Board Meeting  (by invitaiton only): 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Satellite Meetings: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Welcome Reception: 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 7th Floor Bar, UNESCO   FOR HVP MAIN MEETING DELEGATES ONLY

Tuesday 12th June 2012

  • Registration: 8.30 am - 9.00; UNESCO 7 Place de Fontenoy
  • Plenary Meeting: Salle I, 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Wednesday 13th June 2012

  • Plenary Meeting: Salle I, 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
  • Gala Dinner:  7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Thursday 14th June 2012

  • Plenary Meeting: Salle I, 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Friday 15th June 2012

  • Interim International Confederation of Gene/Disease Specific Database Council Inaugural Meeting: 9.00 am - 10.30 am (anyone can attend)
  • Interim International Confederation of Countries Advisory Council Meeting: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm (anyone can attend)
  • Human Variome Project International Scientific Advisorty Committee Meeting (by invitaiton only): 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

 

Registration


Registration is now open.  Why not take advantage of the Earlybird rates &/or consortium discounts!

Registration includes access to the conference at UNESCO on the days of 11th - 15th June 2012, coffee breaks, lunches, a Welcome Reception and the Gala dinner.

Accompanying Persons not attending the conference who wish to attend the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner can book their tickets to this event at the time of delegate registration or seperately.

Consortium members

HVP consortium members receive a 100 Euro discount to the conference. It is free to join the Human Variome Project Consortium, go to the Membership Registration Page and sign up. Once you are confirmed you will be sent a Special Offer Code to enter during the registration process for this conference. If you are a member and you don't have the code, please email the Secretariat.

Students 

Subsidised registration fees for students are available for 400 Euro.   If you qualify as a Student, please send a signed letter from the head of your department on department letterhead to the Secretariat (PDF email ok) and a special code will be issued.

Low and Middle Income Nations (as determined by the World Bank)

Subsidised registration fees for delegates from low and middle-income nations are available for 400 Euro.  If you qualify please send your request to the Secretariat (PDF email ok) and a special code will be issued.

Gene/disease specific database curator

You should have received a letter from the HVP regarding joining your database. If not, please contact the secretariat as you may be eligible for a complimentary registration.

 

Full Delegate Fees  (see above for exclusions)

The fees are in Euro.  

Consortium member discount is applied at the time of REGISTRATION USING THE SPECIAL OFFER CODE YOU HAVE BEEN SENT. IF YOU DONT KNOW IT, PLEASE ASK THE SECRETARIAT.

 

 

Earlybird

EXTENDED TO May 31st 2012

 

Regular

from 1st June 2012

HVP Consortium Member

 

Euro 750 Euro 850
NOT a Consortium Member Euro 850

 

Euro 950

 

See above in case you qualify for a subsidised rate - student, low and middle income nation, gene/disease specific database curator.

If you are not a member, why not join the Consortium now to receive your special offer code for the discounted fees.  You must ask the secretariat for the code after you join.

 

Registration

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Registration
Price
Qty
Delegate Registration€850.00
SATELLITE ONLY - Cardiac Genetics€60.00
SATELLITE ONLY - mtDNA variation, disease and databases€60.00
SATELLITE ONLY - LSDB Curation Course€60.00
SATELLITE ONLY - InSiGHT (by invitation only)by invitation only
Accompanying Guest (NOT a delegate)€190.00