Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Venue: White Oak Conference Centre and Spa, in the heart of Niagara Wine Country
City: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG), in collaboration with the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation (CGCF), is pleased to sponsor the first joint Canadian Human Genetics Conference and Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Meeting. This joint event will be held in the White Oak Conference Centre and Spa, offering outstanding facilities in the heart of Niagara Wine Country.
The conference builds on both the tradition of six Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical meetings and the success of four Canadian Human Genetics Conferences. This unique combination of expertise will promote scientific excellence and help with the development of collaborations both within - and between - the two areas of expertise.
Scientific Sessions will focus on:
•Microbiome in health and disease;
•Rare variant methods.
With an anticipated attendance of over 200 participants - including researchers, clinicians, and trainees - this conference offers unique mentoring, networking and collaboration opportunities. The format of the conference aims to be as intimate as possible. Sessions tailored to each community are planned as parallel tracks in the morning, while afternoon plenary sessions of broader scope will bring communities together through to poster presentations in the evening. The schedule has been designed to maximize networking and socializing opportunities.