Curating the Clinical Genome

23 - 25 May 2018Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early Bird Deadline Closed
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    We are pleased to announce the 3rd Curating the Clinical Genome meeting. This conference will bring together the clinical genomics community to discuss best practices for the clinical use of genomic data, including interpretation and clinical utility, and the consensus generation of curated knowledge. This is latest in the series of meetings on this topic, which have been spearheaded by the ClinGen and DECIPHER consortia.

    The programme will be of interest to a wide group of clinicians and
    clinical scientists practising genomic medicine, medical genomics
    researchers, companies developing solutions for clinical genomics and
    groups interested in genomic data sharing.

    The sharing of genetic data from clinical diagnostic testing and the
    generation of consensus curated knowledge is vital for delivering on the
    promise of genomic medicine. The growing recognition of the power of
    global data sharing has led to major initiatives being established,
    typically on a national or regional scale. This focus of this meeting is
    to bring together these initiatives, to develop common standards, share
    best practices, integrate the latest research findings and drive patient

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on Wednesday, 23 May and
    close at approximately 13.30 on Friday, 25 May 2018.

    Scientific sessions

    • Gene curation
    • Variant guidelines and resources
    • Data sharing
    • Variant interpretation
    • Somatic variation
    • Next generation phenotyping
    • Re-analysis
    • Population testing

    The programme
    is available.

  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Helen Firth University of Cambridge, UK
    Gert Matthijs
    KU Leuven, Belgium
    Heidi Rehm
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Marc Williams
    Geisinger Health System, USA
    Caroline Wright
    University of Exeter, UK

    Confirmed speakers
    Antonis Antoniou University of Cambridge, UK

    Ewan Birney European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
    Barbara Evans University of Houston, USA
    David FitzPatrick University of Edinburgh, UK
    Michael Gollob UHN Toronto General Hospital, Canada

    Peter Kang Counsyl, USA
    Eimear Kenny Mount Sinai, USA
    Christa Martin Geisinger Health System, USA
    Sophie Nambot Orphanomix Physicians’ Group 8, France

    Serena Nik-Zainal University of Cambridge, UK
    Juliann Savatt Geisinger Health System, USA
    David Tamborero Institute for Research in Biomedicine
    (IRB), Spain
    Nicola Whiffin Imperial College London, UK

    Conference organiser
    Zoey Willard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Early Bird*
    (until 27 February)

    (after 27 February)

    Student No accommodation £134 £234
    Student On site twin accommodation £238 £338
    Student On site single accommodation £304 £404
    Academic No accommodation £234 £334
    Academic On site twin accommodation £338 £438
    Academic On site single accommodation £404 £504
    Commercial No accommodation £334 £434
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £438 £538
    Commercial On site single accommodation £504 £604

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadlines
    Early Bird registration: Closed
    Standard registration: Closed

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 23 and 24 May 2018. Please
    note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
    a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee)
    from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

    Additional funding opportunities
    our Funding webpage
    for additional funding opportunities currently

  • Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    If you would like to support this meeting, please contact the conference