ICHG meeting has been held every 5 years since 1956, starting from Copenhagen, Denmark. The last meeting was successfully organized in Montreal in 2011, hosted by the American Society of Human Genetics. The ICHG2016 meeting was the first to be held in Asia in its history, hosted by the East-Asian Union of Human Genetic Societies (EAUHGS) in conjunction with the Japan Society of Human Genetics. Recent spectacular advancement in the technologies of genome analyses including next generation sequencing and in the informatics of huge data including genome sequences and medical information, are bringing exceptional opportunities for better understanding our human genome and diseases, and, furthermore, for developing more efficacious treatment for diseases.
ICHG2016 was an exciting opportunity to share latest development in human genetics and discuss the future of human genetics.