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Joint Meeting 2022 Rotterdam – Monday 7th March & Tuesday 8th March

The 8th Joint Dutch/UK Clinical Genetics Societies and Cancer Genetics Groups meeting is being held on 7th - 8th March 2022. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-restrictions in both UK and the Netherlands the committee has been forced to convert this meeting to a fully-online format and the venue at Rotterdam is now cancelled. We regret making this decision but feel that currently there is no other option.

However, we are glad to announce that we have already received many fantastic abstracts from both UK and Dutch participants!  We are sure that the meeting will still be a success and are looking forward to it.

New registration fees apply:
- Joint meeting (2 days): €125 / £105
- Dysmorphology meeting: no cost
- Cancer Genetics case day: no cost

Participants who have already paid a fee for attending in person will receive a refund later this month.
There will be no ‘one-day option’ regarding the online-format.

Registration for this event is open via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe.

Call for Abstracts 
We encourage everyone to submit an abstract before the 14th of January
(final deadline). Abstracts can be submitted for spoken presentation and/or online poster. Abstracts that are not selected for spoken presentations will all be considered for an online poster presentation. All abstracts should be submitted online, please see full information via the meeting website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/abstracts.

Programme
The central theme of the 8th joint meeting is: “Next Generation Genetics”. The programme is available: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/program and includes invited presentations on all topics across the field of clinical genetics. Joint sessions are planned with the UK/ Dutch Cancer Genetics Groups. The program committee has set aside multiple slots in scientific sessions for spoken presentations to be selected from submitted abstracts. A separate session is planned for the Ben ter Haar Prize, the Dutch Clinical Genetics Prize for clinical genetics specialist trainees (Science prize) and the Robin Winter Prize for UK trainees.

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

For the first time we will also be holding a joint cancer cases day. There are slots for both Dutch and UK cases (each case 10 minutes).Teams will be used as a platform for this meeting.

Known or complex unsolved cases are encouraged.

Cases from the Netherlands
Regarding the Netherlands every separate genetic centre will be asked to prepare one or two cases, time to present is limited to 10 minutes including discussion.

Cases from the UK
There are a total of 9 slots for UK cases (each of 10 minutes). 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 UK CGG National MDT meetings.

If you would like to present a case (UK only), please submit your case to terri.mcveigh@rmh.nhs.uk by January 14th, 2022 in the form of a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 6 slides. Please ensure that no identifiable information is included. 

Registration for this event is open now via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe.

Dutch/UK Dysmorphology Meeting – Wednesday 9th March

We will be holding a Dysmorphology meeting jointly with both UK and Dutch participants.Teams will be used as a platform for this meeting.

Registration for this event is open now via the website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/jointmeeting/subscribe.

If you would like to present a case, please register for the meeting at the website and submit your cases (short abstract and a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 5 slides) to dysmo@gosh.nhs.uk by Friday 4th March at latest. We can accept up to 2 - 3 cases per centre. Please ensure that no identifiable information is included.