Joint Meeting 

7 & 8 March 2022

The Online Edition

"Next Generation Genetics"


Update 6 January 2022

The 8th Joint Dutch/UK Clinical Genetics Societies and Cancer Genetics Groups meeting is being held on 7th - 8th March 2022. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-restrictions in both UK and the Netherlands the committee has been forced to convert this meeting to a fully-online format and the venue at Rotterdam is now cancelled. We regret making this decision but feel that currently there is no other option.

However, we are glad to announce that we have already received many fantastic abstracts from both UK and Dutch participants!  We are sure that the meeting will still be a success and are looking forward to it.

New registration fees apply:

- Joint meeting (2 days): €125 

- Dysmorphology meeting: no cost

- Cancer Genetics case day: no cost

There will be no ‘one-day option’ regarding the online-format.


Participants who have already paid a higher fee for attending will receive a personal message about the refund later this month.


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

With great pleasure we invite you to Rotterdam to join us for the 8th Joint Meeting of the UK/Dutch Clinical Genetics Societies & Cancer Genetics groups. We are absolutely thrilled to go live again! The meeting will go ahead either hybrid or fully online on these dates. In early January a further announcement confirming the format of the meeting will be made.

The meeting will be held on the 7th and 8th of March at venue centre De Doelen, located in the heart of Rotterdam city centre, right in front of the central train station with plenty of space in all rooms to meet eachother in a safe way. Direct trains from Schiphol airport take you there in just 25 minutes.

The joint scientific committee has put together a wonderful scientific programme titled “Next Generation Genetics”, which aims to cover as much as possible of the whole field of future clinical genetics. Talks from trainees, selected from submitted abstracts, will be included in the final programme. We encourage all trainees to send in abstracts following the instructions on this website and to compete for the traditional awards. Apart from these awards, the Carter lecture, the Martijn Breuning Lecture, Robin Winter prize, the Ben ter Haar prize and lectures from expert-speakers will also be part of the programme. After conference day 1 we aim to offer you a dinner and party at Foodhallen Rotterdam located in the harbour of our wonderful city.

Similar to the previous joint meetings there will also be a Dysmorphology Meeting, this time hosted by Wendy Jones, Emma Wakeling and Arjan Bouman. This meeting will take place on Wednesday the 9th of March. In addition we are very pleased to announce that for the first time in the history of our meeting a cancer genetics case day will take place (also on the 9th of March). During this meeting the genetic  centres from both the UK and the Netherlands will be able to present their most interesting / challenging cases from the field of cancer genetics. This meeting will be hosted by Maartje Nielsen and Anja Wagner. Further information regarding these meetings will follow soon on this website.  

The meeting has CPD approval by the Royal college of Physicians and accreditation will be achieved for the Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics. Please contact the secretary of the meeting organisation Routine ( for further questions.

Registration & abstract submission are open! We encourage everyone to submit an abstract before the 14th of January.

We are proud that we can continue our joint meeting tradition. A great time to meet with colleagues and friends, and to discuss joint interests in another beautiful historic Dutch city. We encourage you to come to Rotterdam and are looking forward to welcoming you in person on 7th of March 2022.


Wendy van Zelst-Stams
Chair Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics

Sarah Smithson
Chair Clinical Genetics Society

Helen Hanson
Chair UK Cancer Genetics Group

Arjan Bouman
Maartje Nielsen
Anja Wagner
Marieke van Dooren
Local hosts Rotterdam



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