News Archive

08 May 2015

Register now for the EuroGentest-ESHG and 3Gb-TEST Satelitte meeting “Clinical and quality issues when introducing new technologies in genomics”, June 5th 2015 in Glasgow.[more]

16 Apr 2014

Take part in the first ever Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week 2nd - 8th June 2014

On behalf of Unique, CDO and the Bond family who suggested the initiative, we’d like to invite you to participate in the first ever ‘Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week’ planned for June 2nd to 8th this year. During this...[more]

16 Apr 2014

Proposed amendments to EU Regulation on Medical Devices are counter to patients’ interests and unworkable, says ESHG

Recent amendments to the proposed Regulation on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDs) currently before the European Parliament will restrict the rights of patients and doctors to carry out essential genetic testing, says the...[more]

07 Apr 2014

European Commission adopts the two Decisions on the establishment of European Reference Networks (ERNs)

The Delegated Decision provides the criteria that European Reference Networks must fulfill and criteria that healthcare providers wishing to join such networks must fulfill. The Implementing Decision lays down the procedure on...[more]

02 Apr 2014

Register now for the ESHG-EuroGentest-3GbTest satellite meeting, May 30th 2014 in Milan (Italy)!

The meeting, entitled: “Clinical and quality issues when introducing new technologies in genomics” precedes the annual ESHG meeting and will focus on practical issues for lab people and for clinicians. [more]

01 Apr 2014

Participate in the NIBSC survey on your needs regarding reference material!

The NIBSC would like to learn more about your needs regarding reference materials. Responses to the following survey will help to inform the future production of reference materials for use in clinical diagnostic assays where...[more]

25 Mar 2014

Participate in the AMP survey on reference materials

The Association for Molecular Pathology’s Whole Genome Analysis Working Group is requesting your input on a short survey regarding reference material needs for analytical validation and alternative assessment. [more]

28 Jan 2014

European Commission survey on cross border genetic testing of rare diseases in the European Union

URGENT- We would still like to receive more responses from both laboratories and clinics, and we are asking for your participation. See further to find links to both surveys, which will be open until January 31st. [more]

07 Jan 2014

The Belgian Medical Genomics Initiative network will be represented in the "Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine" meeting.

This meeting is organised by the National Human Genome Research Institute, USA and will take place from Wednesday 8 January 2014 to Thursday 9 January 2014. Representing BeMGI in the meeting are Profs Gert MATTHIJS and Marc...[more]

20 Dec 2013

6th TECHGENE knowledge network meeting

‘The future of molecular genetic testing’[more]

16 Dec 2013

Two major publications of the GenTEE report and CAPABILITY country reports

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published the final report of the GENTEE project, entitled "Genetic Testing in Emerging Economies", which represents the first worldwide effort to systematically survey and...[more]

16 Dec 2013

Draft NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking public comments on the draft Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and nonhuman genomic1data generated from...[more]

17 Oct 2013

EU Regulation on in-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices – call for urgent action !

The European Commission issued a proposal for a new Regulation on in vitro diagnostic devices in September 2012. At the committee stage in the European Parliament, the Rapporteur Peter Liese, MEP introduced an entirely new...[more]

14 Oct 2013

EuroGentest workshop: Implementation of clinical genetic databases

This workshop will provide training for current and future implementers of accessible or shared databases for collection of actionable clinical genotype and phenotype data. [more]

01 Oct 2013

Vacancy - EMQN Deputy Director

Do you have a strong background in genetics or biomedical science with proven managerial/administrative experience? Do you have an interest in improving the quality of healthcare? Have you got experience of cutting edge...[more]

19 Sep 2013

Call for expressions of interest as Commission appointees to the new Commission expert group on rare diseases

The European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD) has come to the end of its three year mandate during which they have assisted the European Commission with the preparation and implementation of Community...[more]

19 Sep 2013

Genetic Counseling Program Gives Cigna Customers Increased Access to Genetic Counselors

Click here for the document of The National Society of Genetic Counselors.[more]

26 Aug 2013

How to prioritize genetic tests?

Comment now on a consensus document developed by EuroGentest and the PPPC (ESHG) on how to prioritize genetic tests. [more]

28 Jun 2013

JRC publishes a report entitled 'Genetic testing offer in Europe'

with the main outcomes of an experts' meeting held in November 2012[more]

28 Jun 2013

EUCERD 8th meeting report and adoption of two sets of recommendations

The European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD) held its 8th meeting on 5-6 June 2013, marking the end of its three-year mandate. [more]

26 Jun 2013

The First International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) conference: report and guidelines

The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) was initiated by the European Commission and the US National Institutes for Health Research and launched in April 2011 to foster international collaboration in the rare...[more]

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