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Curating the Clinical Genome

12 - 14 May 2021Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline 17 February 2021
  • Bursary deadline 03 March 2021
  • Abstract deadline 17 March 2021
  • Registration deadline 14 April 2021

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  • Summary

    Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, this conference was postponed from 22-24 May 2020.

    We are pleased to announce the 5th Curating the Clinical Genome meeting. This conference will bring together the clinical genomics and biodata 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 that are developing solutions for clinical genomics and data scientists 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 benefit.


  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on 12 May and close at approximately 13.30 on 14 May 2021.

    Topics will include:

    • Data sharing
    • Direct-to-consumer testing in healthcare
    • Polygenic risk scores across populations
    • Examining penetrance in UK Biobank
    • Neonatal screening
    • Functional assays to aid variant interpretation
    • Non invasive pre-natal testing and management of off-target findings
    • Molecular targeted therapies in cancer
  • Organisers/ Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Helen Firth

    Helen Firth
    Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

    Steven Harrison

    Steven Harrison
    The Broad Institute, USA

    Subha Madhavan

    Subha Madhavan
    Georgetown University Medical Center, USA

    Gert Matthijs

    Gert Matthijs
    University of Leuven, Belgium

    Sharon Plon

    Sharon Plon
    Baylor College of Medicine, USA

    Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright
    University of Exeter, UK

    Keynote speaker

    Sir John Burn

    Sir John Burn
    Newcastle University, UK

    Confirmed speakers

    Philippe Aftimos – Jules Bordet Cancer Institute, Belgium
    Diana Baralle – University of Southampton, UK
    Pascal Borry – University of Leuven, Belgium
    Rossa Chiu – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Julia Foreman – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
    Emmanuelle Girodon-Boulandet – Hôpital Cochin, France
    Yeul Hong Kim – Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea
    Pui-Yan Kwok – UCSF, USA
    Cathryn Lewis – King’s College London, UK
    Anneke Lucassen – University of Southampton, UK
    Anne O’Donnell-Luria – Broad Institute, USA
    Kash Patel – University of Exeter, UK
    Kris Van Den Bogaert – University of Leuven, Belgium


    Conference organisers

    Zoey Willard – Conference & Events Organiser
    Treasa Creavin – Scientific Programme Manager

  • Registration/ Accommodation
    Early bird discount
    (until 17 Feb 2021)

    Standard rate
    (after 17 Feb 2021)
    Student No accommodation TBC TBC
    Student On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Student On-site single accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic No accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Academic On-site single accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial No accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation TBC TBC
    Commercial On-site single accommodation TBC TBC

    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.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 12 and 13 May 2021. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

    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:

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  • 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 conference.

    Abstract deadline: 17 March 2021

  • 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.

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

    The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

    • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
    • CV
    • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
    • A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need

    If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: 3 March 2021

    Additional funding opportunities
    Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

  • Sponsors

    Our Curating the Clinical Genome conference has been made possible thanks to our valued sponsors.

    With special thanks to our gold sponsors: 

    Oxford Gene Technology - Gold Sponsor
    Oxford Gene Technology – Gold Sponsor


    With thanks to our silver sponsors: 

    Congenica - Silver Sponsor
    Congenica – Silver Sponsor


    If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.