Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Giorgio Sirugo, Scott M. Williams, Charmaine D M Royal, Melanie J. Newport, Branwen J. Hennig, Renato Mariani-Costantini, Franco M. Buonaguro, Digna R. Velez Edwards, Muntaser Ibrahim, Himla Soodyall, Ambroise Wonkam, Raj Ramesar, Charles N. Rotimi

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Abstract

The African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), founded in 2003 with its inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana, has the stated missions of (1) disseminating information about human genetics research in Africa, (2) establishing a mentorship network providing educational resources, including the development of appropriate technology transfer, (3) providing advocacy for human genetic research in Africa, and (4) encouraging collaborative research. Despite its young age, the AfSHG has developed a strong cadre of active researchers, both within and outside of Africa, with more than 400 members (from 16 countries across Africa as well as 8 other countries), and has held six successful meetings, five in Africa and one in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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    Sirugo, G., Williams, S. M., Royal, C. D. M., Newport, M. J., Hennig, B. J., Mariani-Costantini, R., Buonaguro, F. M., Velez Edwards, D. R., Ibrahim, M., Soodyall, H., Wonkam, A., Ramesar, R., & Rotimi, C. N. (2010). Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaoundé, Cameroon. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 83(2), 226-229. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0208