Human genetics and genomics meetings going virtual: practical lessons learned from two international meetings in early 2020

Hum Genomics. 2020 Jul 8;14(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s40246-020-00275-3.


The recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused worldwide disruption which also extends to the arena of scientific meetings around the world. Here, we explore the lessons learned from moving two human genetics and genomics meetings quickly to an online format in early 2020. The tips presented herein may be useful not only for future virtual meetings but may also enrich future physical if not hybrid meetings once they resume.

Keywords: Conference; Human genetics; Human genomics; Virtual meeting.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19
  • Congresses as Topic*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Genomics*
  • Human Genetics*
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Internet*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology