The European Society
of Human Genetics

ESHG Course on Hereditary Cancer

ESHG Course on Hereditary Cancer - Webcast

Course Directors:

  • Nicoline Hoogerbrugge (NL)
  • D. Turchetti

Organizing Committee:

  • Carla Oliveira (PT)
  • Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti (NO)
  • Elke Holinski-Feder (DE)
  • supported by Roberta Partisani, ERN GENTURIS and the ESHG

This course aims at delivering up-to-date knowledge on hereditary cancer to clinical and molecular geneticists in training or certified. It creates the best opportunity for interaction and discussion with experts from all over Europe, in the fabulous environment of Bertinoro, the headquarters of the ESHG sponsored courses.
The faculty combines experts from many fields of cancer genetics known for their didactic skills.

The following lectures will be available as on-demand webcast from September 26, 2022:

  • Welcome & Introduction (25 minutes)
    Nicoline Hoogerbrugge
    , NL

Basics in cancer genetics

  • The heritability of cancer (25 minutes)
    Maurizio Genuardi, IT

  • Genetic mechanisms of cancer (25 minutes)
    Marjolijn Ligtenberg
    , NL

  • Practical use of gene panels, exomes and genomes in the diagnostics of suspected hereditary cancer predisposition (25 minutes)
    Rolf Sijmons, NL

  • The importance of founder effects (25 minutes)
    Jan Lubinski, PL

  • Moderate risk genes (15 minutes)
    Marc Tischkowitz, UK

  • Germline mutations as a therapeutic target (25 minutes)
    Judith Balmaña, ES

  • Chemoprevention and vaccines (25 minutes)
    Matthias Kloor, DE

  • Patient's personal experience (25 minutes)
    Tanya Bisseling, NL

Tumour syndromes

  • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (35 minutes)
    Marc Tischkowitz, UK

  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome (25 minutes)
    Gareth Evans, UK

  • PHTS (Cowden Syndrome) (25 minutes)
    Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, NL

  • Neurocutaneous tumour syndrome (25 minutes)
    Gareth Evans, UK

  • Childhood cancer & leukaemia (25 minutes)
    Marjolijn Jongmans, NL

  • Melanoma & pancreatic cancer (25 minutes)
    Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti, NO

  • Prostate cancer (15 minutes)
    Marjolijn Ligtenberg, NL

  • Polyposis (35 minutes)
    Stefan Aretz, DE

  • Lynch syndrome (25 minutes)
    Elke Holinski-Feder, DE

  • Hereditary gastric cancer (25 minutes)
    Carla Oliveira, PT

  • Renal cancer & VHL (25 minutes)
    Eamonn Maher, UK

  • Pheo/paraganglioma & MEN (25 minutes)
    Evelin Schröck, DE

Specialized lectures

  • How to interpret a negative NGS panel test result? Quality control and others aspects (25 minutes)
    Rolf Sijmons
    , NL

  • Predictive testing (25 minutes)
    Svetlana Lagercrantz, SE

  • Basics in Exome Analysis (25 minutes)
    Carla Oliveira, PT

  • Prenatal diagnosis PGD (25 minutes)
    Hildegunn Høberg-Vetti

  • Variant Interpretation (35 minutes)
    Maurizio Genuardi, IT

  • Variant classification (35 minutes)
    Carla Oliveira, PT

  • Liquid Biopsy: Solution for early detection of cancer in individuals with inherited cancer predisposition? (25 minutes)
    Rolf Sijmons, NL

  • Psycho-oncology (25 minutes)
    Svetlana Lagercrantz, SE


Registration Fee (videos of lectures only!)

  • EUR 50,-


  • All talks will be available for registered participants until November 30, 2022.
  • Deadline for registration is November 23, 2022
  • No live Q&A will be provided. Questions can be sent to speakers by email until October 17, 2022.
  • The availability of talks is subject to the agreement of the lecturer.

To register for the live course in Bertinoro please see this page.


Cancellations and refunds

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing by e-mail  to the Congress Office:

Registration fees may be refunded if written cancellation has been received as follows:

  • until September 1, 2022: 50% refund
  • as of September 2, 2022: no refund

The cancellation will not be effective until a written acknowledgement from the Congress Office is received. In the case of over-payment or double payment, refund requests must be made in writing and sent to the Congress Office by e-mail. No refunds will be granted for unattended events or early termination of attendance, in case of cancellation of speakers or any other incidents during the conference, which are beyond the control of the conference organisers.

No exceptions to the refund policy can be made, including health or family issues. By registering for the Digital Edition of the ESHG Course on Hereditary Cancer 2022, participants agree that neither the organising committee nor the congress office assume any liability whatsoever.

Refunds will be made after September 26, 2022.

Contact online course

Registration: Ms. Jana Ebert
Alser Strasse 4
1090 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 405 13 83 35
F: +43 1 405 13 83 935
E: hereditary-cancer(at)