We talked about the results of this event with the Chairman of the Spanish Association for Prenatal Diagnosis, Javier García Planells
700 professionals met to address advances in human genetics and genomics
From 3 to 5 November the Valencia Conference Centre was the venue for significant contributions by national and international experts addressing the challenges currently facing genetics and genomics in health.
The III Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Genetics brought together some 700 people, generating over 1,100 overnight stays in the city.
This important health and science meeting, held with all the necessary security protocols against COVID-19, seems to indicate that we are now ready for large-scale presential events again. Because face-to-face encounters promote the sharing of experiences and better networking amongst conferencees, enabling them to address important issues for society more directly.
For Javier García Planells, director of Precision Genomic Diagnosis for Igenomix and chairman of the Spanish Association for Prenatal Diagnosis, one of the organizing societies of the event, “an in-person event like this has allowed for a larger volume of attendees, which we probably would not have achieved online, and above all, it has fostered personal interaction, which is the only way to establish really good relationships on a personal, professional and scientific level ”.
New advances in hereditary cancer, the use of technologies to analyse a person’s genomic information, ethical aspects for use in minors, healthy adults and predictive tests, as well as data management and artificial intelligence and its application to prenatal diagnosis are some of the major issues that were presented here.
The event also had a large exhibition area, where the industry related to this speciality presented its latest advances related to genetics.