It is our pleasure to invite you to the 16th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics, at KleinKaap Boutique Hotel in Centurion, Pretoria, from 16-19 August 2015.

Our theme, “The Next Generation”, is about the rapid expansion of new technologies that have enhanced our ability to study Human Health and Disease. Specifically Human & Medical Geneticists are increasingly being confronted with questions pertaining to: informed consent for genomic-based studies and diagnostics and the concomitant ethical, legal and social issues; the analyses of “big data” and interpretation of findings such as the dreaded variants of unknown significance (VUSs). It is also about our Next Generation of young Geneticists, who are going to be the main practitioners of Next Generation Genetics.

As a lead-in to the main conference, students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate in the Young Researchers Forum at the University of Pretoria on the 15th August 2015.

We look forward to welcoming you in Pretoria.

Southern African Society for Human Genetics