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Abstract Submission Deadline

August 20, 2017

Scientific Program

Two days of stimulating lectures from experts
in the field of Reproductive Genetics


Early Registration Deadline

August 15, 2017

Welcome Note

"Why should I attend?"

The Congress focuses on Innovation in Preconception, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis, including:

  • The use of Next Generation Sequencing for expanded preconception carrier screening
  • Technology options for clinics with a review of strategies for evaluation of chromosome copy number in human embryos and oocytes
  • Advances in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and the latest data on Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
  • Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD)
  • From Chromosomal Microarrays (CMA) to Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) in the evaluation of the malformed fetus
  • Controversies in this burgeoning area of clinical practice

The Faculty: World-renowned scientists and physicians in the field

The Venue: Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, vibrant, yet intimate. It is an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. It is particularly renowned for its architectural works of Antoni Gaudi that have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The COGEN Congress is a unique educational opportunity for practitioners in the field of human procreation to conduct discussions and network with leading experts.

The CoGEN Congress is a part of the Virtual Academy of Genetics (VAoGEN), whose mission is to disseminate educational material on Reproductive Genetics to healthcare providers around the world and to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.


Barcelona in the Fall

Barcelona is the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain.

Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and early in its history it became capital of the Counts of Barcelona. Today it is the capital of Catalonia. It remains today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. It is particularly renowned for its architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech I Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Barri Gòtic is the center of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernisme architecture, often known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe, developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. The best known work of Antoni Gaudí, which is here in this quarter, is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882 and is still on-going.