7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics.
“50 years of Human Genetics in Europe: discoveries, challenges and the foundation of the ESHG.”
Lund, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark.
May 25-27, 2017
50 years after the first European Human Genetics Conference we will meet again in Copenhagen for The European Human Genetics Conference 2017 and the 7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics, starting with a meeting of Mendel Society in Lund.
The workshop will begin on May 25 afternoon in Lund, Sweden, very close and connected by a bridge to Copenhagen. Lund has been an important centre of human genetic research since the middle of the 20th century up to the present and its Mendelian Society, founded in 1910, is probably the oldest Society for genetics in the world.
The 7th International Workshop will focus on the development of human genetics in Europe with the topics including
- Development of medical genetics and the establishment of genetic counselling across Europe
- Establishment of societies involved with heredity like f.e. The Mendelian Society of Lund (1910), The German Society of Genetics (1921) and The European Society of Human Genetics (1967).
- Influence of human genetics on society
Contributions on other historical aspects of human and medical genetics will also be welcome.
Programme: Aspects of Clinical Genetics after the Second World War
Joint Workshop of Mendelian Society in Lund and the 7th International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics (Satellite Meeting of the ESHG Conference in Copenhagen)
May 25, 2017 – Lund, Sweden
Grants by: Nilsson-Ehle Foundation, the Mendelian Society and the Royal Physiographic Society of Lund
|14.00||Bus pickup at the headquarter hotel|
|15.00||Arrival in Lund (Centre of City, outside the Cathedral)
Guided tour: historical city centre and old university buildings
Walk to the Bishops former residence
|16.00||Welcome and Refreshments|
|16.30||Mendel lecture and laureation
Peter Harper (Cardiff): Human Genetics in Troubled Times and Places
|17.30||Anna Tunlid (Lund): Medical Genetics: Promises and Challenges of a New Scientific Field|
|18.15||Lene Koch (Copenhagen): Development of Medical Genetics in Denmark after the Second World War|
|19.15||Reception at the Museum for Life, the University Hospital Medical Historical Museum|
|20.30||Departure Bus back to Copenhagen|
|21.30||Arrival in Copenhagen|
May 26, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Details to follow.
The registration fee for the History Workshop is EUR 120. The dinner costs EUR 40 and the contribution towards costs for the trip to Lund amounts to EUR 40. You can register online under this link.
Dr. Heike Petermann M.A.
Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
Von-Esmarch-Str. 62, 48149 Muenster