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2021 NSHG-PM Meeting | 8-9 November 2021

2021 NSHG-PM Is Free and Virtual! Registration and Abstract Portal Open!

Registration and Abstract Submission are now open for the 2021 NSHG-PM Meeting, which has has shifted to an exclusively virtual format. We know that you would rather gather in person to meet your colleagues, but we can promise you a great combination of plenary presentations of Nordic research updates, keynote talks, panel discussions, virtual poster presentations and mentoring sessions. Not only that, but the meeting will be FREE to attend, although registration is required.

Virtual posters will be showcased as pre-recorded, 4-minute presentations posted next to chatrooms where presenters can engage with the audience in writing as well as via 1:1 video.

If you have an interest in the Nordic research response to the COVID-19 pandemic, plan to also attend the free November 4, 2021, workshop featuring research from and on the Nordic countries. The virtual event website is now open and features the meeting’s program, free registration and a call for abstracts.

Review the preliminary program, register to attend and submit your abstract!

A Guide to the Nordic Registry Wellspring

With the aim of fostering more regional studies, authors from five Nordic countries teamed up to offer a guide to help other researchers navigate the practical and legal aspects of setting up Nordic collaborations. The review provides an impressive overview of the Nordic health systems and detailed information on the many registries in the Nordic countries. The July 19 paper in the journal Clinical Epidemiology is co-authored by researchers from all five countries.

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Nordic Papers (1 September)

Remove obstacles to sharing health data with researchers outside of the European Union.

Bentzen HB, Castro R, Fears R, Griffin G, Ter Meulen V, Ursin G.

Nat Med. 2021 Aug;27(8):1329-1333.

There are about 5,000 collaborative projects between the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and EEA countries. At least 40 clinical and observational studies on risk factors and exposures for cancer have been suspended or delayed because of the current legal challenges. This article explains why it is so difficult to transfer privacy-protected personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to outside the EEA, and the serious implications for medical research, citizens and patients. For this data sharing to happen, the EU must now work with other countries to resolve statutory conflicts, but this will also require cooperation from those countries.

Review the latest Nordic papers

Join the NSHG-PM Community!

The Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine (NSHG-PM) works with stakeholders at national, regional, and global levels to:

  1. establish a Nordic framework for research into the genetics of human diseases, evolution and population history;

  2. accelerate discovery of disease influencing genes;

  3. translate these findings for precision medicine to improve public health; and

  4. uphold and promote the highest legal, regulatory, social, and ethical standards.

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