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As the pandemic is still on-going - we have decided to postpone until 2022 as there was not much interest for a virtual event. Subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date with the new dates and possible venue change!

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome: detection, sequencing, interpretation due to take place 25 - 27 May in Piran, Slovenia. 

We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, to all our attendees, speakers and exhibitors, who were due to attend the meeting.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.

First is the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak - we do not know how long the lockdowns and travel bans will last or when the disease will peak in the communities accross the globe.

Second, due to the uncertainty above the number of registered attendees at this time makes it un-viable to hold the event even if things were to die down by May.

Both of these factors have lead us to the conclusion that we have no option but to cancel this event in Slovenia.

Those of you who have made payments for registration or accommodation, you will receive a letter - please look out for it.

The scientific program commitee and I will be working hard to deliver a successful event next year and will update this website with the new details once we know them. We do hope you will be able to join us.

We wish you all the best in these difficult times.  You can find out more about COVID-19 on our webpage here. 

Best Regards,

Rania Horaitis, Event Manager

Scientific Program Committee:

Johan T. den Dunnen, Chair
Ales Maver, Local Org.
Reece Hart
Andreas Laner