Clinical / Medical Genetics officially recognized as an EU-wide specialty


Dear Colleagues,

On March 3rd, 2011 the Commission adopted Regulation (EU) No 213/2011 amending Annexes II and V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. This administrative act implies that the clinical / medical genetics specialty was officially recognised as an EU- wide specialty and this regulation came into force the following day! This regulation is also relevant for the EEA countries and will be important in the near future for many EU-Accession countries, thereby potentially reaching a European-wide relevance.

The ESHG would like to sincerely thank all collaborators and stakeholders who had worked in the past within the administratively and politically demanding recognition process, notably the Presidents and/or representatives of respective European national human / medical / clinical genetics societies, without whom this marvellous achievement would not have been possible! The ESHG is particular pleased that this successful…

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