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Welcome to the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) Home Page
The African Society of Human Genetics provides a forum for scientists interested in Human Genetics in Africa to meet, interact, network and collaborate. The Society's aim is to equip the African scientific community and policymakers with the information and practical knowledge they need to contribute to the field of genetics research and to attract global attention to the efforts of African scientists. A major goal of the society is the organization of a series of annual workshops and meetings in various parts of Africa.
The next meeting of the AfSHG will hold in Accra, Ghana, from May 19 - 21, 2013. The theme is: "Advancing Genomics Research in Africa". Please note the change in venue and dates from our previous announcement. You may find details of the meeting here. Please follow the guidelines on how to prepare and submit abstracts for the conference (downloadable version).
AfSHG is proud to be to be part of H3Africa: The Human Heredity and Health in Africa project. The project is a partnership between The National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Welcome Trust.
NCI Global Cancer Research DayNCI's Global Cancer Research Day will be held in Washington, DC on March
13th in conjunction with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Meeting on March 14-16, 2013.
We aim to engage a diverse range of participants including both cancer researchers and global health professionals who may not necessarily have specific cancer expertise, but have an interest in exploring the intersection between global health and cancer. The Global Cancer Research Day meeting will utilize a highly interactive format to engage the cancer research and global health communities in a rich dialogue about cross-cutting issues. Topics explored will include capacity building, cancers related to infectious diseases (including HIV-related malignancies), lessons learned in global health and tapping into the global health community's expertise, training and education, effective collaboration with LMIC professionals, and other topics that span the global health and cancer fields.
NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus has been invited as a featured speaker to provide insight into his vision of moving global cancer research efforts forward.
Click here to Register for free The meeting is open to all interested parties pending space availability.
WORLD CANCER DAY 2013
To achieve the objectives of the 2013 World Cancer Day campaign it is essential that we all use ‘one voice’ when we talk or write about the initiative.
The following World Cancer Day 2013 messaging suggestions are provided for your use and adaptation. Please feel free to use these as a part of all press and social media platforms. Our goal is to spread the message worldwide and make a global impact on World Cancer Day.