Dear SASHG members, colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in Johannesburg for the 15th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG), from the 6th to 9th October 2013. We are planning this Congress in an urban setting, close to the Gautrain station in Sandton, to make it highly accessible to all our out of town delegates

Our theme is “Genetworking: Building bridges base by base” and it is about promoting effective communication and interaction at many levels. Across our human genetics academic centers in South Africa, with our neighboring countries, other African countries and the world at large. Fostering networking between our clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, scientists, registrars, interns and students and reaching out to our peers globally. Connecting with our sister disciplines to explore genetic networks and functional pathways in health and disease.

As a run up to the main event, we extend a warm invitation to our students and postdocs to make the most of the Young Researchers Forum to hone their skills in a supportive environment.

It is our plan to bring you a state-of-the-art congress and a fun filled social program. So, please follow our tweets and join us on Facebook and Linkedin for up to date information and to connect with likeminded individuals.

As they say about genomes – sequence once and read often – we hope that you will bookmark this page and check our updates regularly.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Michèle Ramsay
Chair: Southern African Society for Human Genetics

SASHG Committee (April 2011 to October 2013):
Collet Dandara
Jacquie Greenberg
Lindsay Lambie
Lisa Roberts
Magda Theron
Philip Venter
Raj Ramesar
Soraya Bardien
Thirona Naicker
Zané Lombard