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Baylor College of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong established a partnership earlier this year to advance genetic research and training.

The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017. The symposium, which will become an annual event, will be hosted at the Postgraduate Education Centre in the School of Public Health at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.

Organized in partnership by the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Pediatrics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the goals of the symposia are to educate and update clinicians and scientists on the application of clinical genetics to genomic medicine and to highlight cutting-edge technologies and scientific discoveries in clinical genetics and genomics. Through the event, the partner organizations hope to lead in the implementation of genetic medicine in Asia.

The symposium will play host to key speakers in the field, including Dr. Igna Van Den Veyver, Dr. Richard Gibbs, Dr. Art Beaudet, Dr. James Lupski and Dr. Brendan Lee, all with Baylor, and Dr. Dennis Lo, Dr. Rossa Chiu, Dr. Tak Yeung Leung and Dr, Richard Choy, with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

“We are thrilled to see this symposium come to life,” said Lee. “Ever since joining forces with The Chinese University Hong Kong, we have wanted to host a conference that would bring all of these talented minds together to discuss the latest developments and research in the field of molecular and human genetics. There is the potential for incredible work to come out of this three-day symposium.”