TWINS 2014

Welcome to Twins 2014

Dear friend and colleagues,

We welcome you to the 3rd World Congress on Twin Pregnancy, which will be held in conjunction with the 15th Congress of the International Society of Twin Studies (ISTS) in the venue of Budapest, Hungary on November 16-19, 2014. The 3rd World Congress follows the first edition held in Venice, Italy (2009) and the second one in Florence (2012), which were a great scientific success. In a joint effort with our colleagues of the International Society of Twin Studies, we decided to propose a high profile programme, appealing to anyone interested in the field of research of multiple pregnancies, which comprises a broad spectrum of medical specialties interested to study twins as an evolutionary and epigenetic model and to understand the genesis of many pathologies, specially neurological and oncological.

The programme prepared in agreement with the International Scientific Committees and our colleagues of the International Society of Twin Studies, aims to offer a comprehensive view of all these aspects, in a multidisciplinary approach. As you might notice, topics are particularly challenging and the International Faculty is represented by world-wide known experts in the field. A scientific programme of this level could not find a better venue to be held in than Budapest, where besides the exchange of scientific knowledge, participants will be guided in a cultural tour of key historical places and will enjoy social activities.
We are delighted that you will take part to this important event, to exchange knowledge, meet experts in the field, and share with friends a unforgettable experience.

See you all!

Best personal regards,

Gian Carlo Di Renzo                        Ruben Quintero 

Welcome from ISTS President

Welcome to our 15th International Congress on Twin Studies which this year takes place in the beautiful city of Budapest.
It has been a pleasure to help organize a joint meeting with our clinical colleagues aiming to provide a global forum to facilitate research and collaborative work through the Twin Research community.
Feedback from past meetings, encourages us to continue providing a forum FOR ANYONE with a multidisciplinary interest in twin pregnancy and multiple births .The program this year will focus on the latest developments in epidemiology, pre and peri-natal factors, genetics and linking many of these topics the new area of epigenetics –covering a wide range of normal traits and diseases.
We have an excellent program with prestigious international speakers looking forward to share their latest research. We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting and hope that it continues to be an un-missable biannual date in your scientific Twin calendar.

Tim Spector

President ISTS