• 7th March 2022

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  • 8th March 2022

The 8th Joint Dutch/UK Clinical Genetics Societies and Cancer Genetics Groups meeting is being held on 7-8th March 2022 in Rotterdam

The program includes invited presentations on all topics across the field of clinical genetics. The central theme of the 8th joint meeting will be: “Next Generation Genetics”. 

Call for abstracts

Joint sessions are planned with the UK/ Dutch Cancer Genetics Groups. The program committee has agreed to set aside multiple slots in scientific sessions for spoken presentations to be selected from submitted abstracts. A separate session is planned for the Robin Winter Prize, the Ben ter Haar Prize and the Dutch Clinical Genetics Prize for clinical genetics specialist trainees (Science prize).

Booking for the event itself will open shortly, but at this stage you are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts can be submitted for spoken presentation and/or poster. Abstracts that are not selected for spoken presentations will all be considered for poster presentation.

All abstracts should be submitted on-line, please see full information via the meeting website:


The deadline for abstract submission is 17th December 2021. 

To encourage submission of abstracts for the meeting and attendance at the meeting, CGS and CGG will each be offering five travel awards of £250 to individuals with accepted abstracts to help with the costs of attending the meeting. Application for travel awards will open once acceptance of abstracts are confirmed.  Applications from trainees and Genetic Counsellors are particularly encouraged. To apply you need to have been a member of CGS or CGG for at least one year.

The programme/registration details for the meeting will be available soon.


Joint Dutch/UK Cancer Cases Day -Wednesday 9th March

For the first time we will also be holding a joint cancer cases day with our Dutch colleagues. There are 9 slots for UK cases (each of 10 minutes).

If you would like to present a case, please submit your cases to terri.mcveigh@rmh.nhs.uk by December 17th 2021 in the form of a Powerpoint presentation of no more than 6 slides. Please ensure that no identifiable information is included.

Known or complex unsolved cases are encouraged

If more than 9 cases are received, we will select the most interesting /varied from those submitted and those not selected can be presented at one of the National MDT meetings.

Further details on registration for this meeting will be available soon