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Title: Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics (APSHG) from conception to 2019: 13 years of collaboration to tackle congenital malformation and genetic disorders in Asia
Authors: Pornswan Wasant
Carmencita Padilla
Stephen Lam
Meow Keong Thong
Poh San Lai
University of the Philippines Manila
University of Malaya
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2019
Citation: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics. Vol.181, No.2 (2019), 155-165
Abstract: © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Putting together the reports in this issue that come from a representation of the different countries in Asia presents an opportunity to share the unique story of the Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics (APSHG), which has provided the authors of many of these articles. This paper, authored by the Past Presidents of the Society, shares glimpses of how medical genetics activities were first organized in the Asia Pacific region and provides interesting corollaries on how under-developed and developing countries in this part of the world had developed a unique network for exchange and sharing of expertise and resources. Although APSHG was formally registered as a Society in Singapore in 2006, the Society has its origins as far back as in the 1990s with members from different countries meeting informally, exchanging ideas, and collaborating. This treatise documents the story of the experiences of the Society and hopes it will provide inspiration on how members of a genetics community can foster and build a thriving environment to promote this field.
ISSN: 15524876
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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