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ISTS 2019 workshop

ISTS Twin Registries’ Networking Meeting in Budapest

It is our pleasure to invite you to the ISTS Twin Registries’ Networking Meeting, which will be held between 15 and 16 April, 2019, at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

The scope of the meeting will include building capacity through new international collaborations in twin research and networking among researchers. The meeting welcomes representatives of both new and established twin registries and will offer a unique opportunity for researchers to share challenges, tips and tricks on maintaining their invaluable twin registries. Novel epigenetic twin studies require larger sample sizes and twins suffering in rare diseases, therefore, collaboration across countries has of crucial importance.

The meeting will consist of networking workshops in various topics. Detailed program will be announced later as soon as the registration will be finished. Sessions will be organised and finalized based on the recommendations of the participants. Please find the preliminary program attached.

The aim of the meeting is to promote the ISTS 2019 congress in Hong Kong (28 to 30 November, 2019) to the participants where the progress of the collaborations starting in the Budapest meeting will be encouraged and further discussed.

Location: Basic Medical Science Center (EOK), Semmelweis University, 37-43 Tűzoltó street, Budapest 1094, Hungary.

Please register by December 31, 2018 on the following link:

Registration fee is dependent upon the number of participants, which includes:
-    lunch for both days
-    dinner on Monday night (on the Danube, boat)
-    technical support of the conference venue
-    cleaning service of the conference venue

Estimated registration fee: between 60 and 135 EUR per person (we try to reduce the fees as low as possible, depending on the number of participants) – the exact value will be known after registration deadline, around 5 January, 2019
Participation cancellation deadline: 15 January, 2019.
Payment deadline: 31 January, 2019.

We look forward to your participation.


Local organisers: Adam and David Tarnoki, MD, PhD
Hungarian Twin Registry
Steering committee: Prof. Dr. Jeff Craig, Dr. Lucas Ferreira

Announcement / felhívás (pdf)