Message from the APCHG 2017 Organizing Committee

Published: 2017-06-07

Dear friends/delegates,

Greetings from the Organizing Committee of the 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics (APCHG 2017).

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics (APCHG 2017) to be held from November 8 (Wednesday) -10 (Friday), 2017 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand.

The theme of the conference will be on “Genomic Medicine and Clinical Practice”, focusing on a wide range of topics from basic to advanced genetics. The scientific committee is planning a stimulating academic program including workshops, plenary lectures, symposia and oral presenta-tions, to keep you updated with the latest innovations and research in the fields of Genetics and Ge-nomic Medicine. The organizing committee is looking forward to the participation of clinical geneti-cists and health professionals with special interests in genetics and genomics.

We also would like to invite you to the vibrant, dynamic, yet culturally rich city of Bangkok. The conference will be held on a beautiful riverside location within a week of the enchanting Loi Krathong (lantern floating) festival, enabling you to experience the best that this city has to offer. Bangkok is also a convenient transportation hub, making it an easy-to-reach destination, as well as an ideal base for exploring the rest of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Besides the conference, please do spare some time to explore Bangkok, and beyond, and be enchanted.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok in 2017.

Pornswan Wasant
Chair, Organizing Committee, APCHG 2017

Thanyachai Sura
Secretariat, APCHG 2017

Poh-San Lai
President, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics

Tentative Program

Wednesday November 8, 2017: Registration, Pre-conference Workshops (Newborn Screening, Birth Defects, Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Data Analysis, Genetic Counseling)
Thursday November 9, 2017: Registration, Opening Ceremony, Plenary, Symposia, Poster & Oral Presentations, Young Investigators Award, Gala Dinner
Friday November 10, 2017: Registration, Plenary, Symposia, Posters, Closing Ceremony and APSHG AGM

Important Dates

Registration & Abstract Submission Open: April 1, 2017

Abstract Submission Extended to: July 10, 2017

Notification of Acceptance to Authors: July 31, 2017

Early Bird Registration Ends: August 15, 2017