Curating the Clinical Genome (Virtual Conference)12 - 14 May 2021
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Abstract deadline 16 March 2021
- Registration deadline 05 May 2021
Registration opens soon.
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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.
The conference will run from Wednesday 12 May until Friday 14 May 2021.
Sessions will start at 13:00 and finish at approximately 18:00 each day.
All times are given in British Summer Time (BST). See the time where you are here.
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
Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
The Broad Institute, USA
Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
University of Leuven, Belgium
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
University of Exeter, UK
Sir John Burn
Newcastle University, UK
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
Zoey Willard – Conference & Events Organiser
Jane Murphy – Scientific Programme Officer
Virtual conference rate Student £50 Delegates from LMICs* £50 Academic £100 Commercial £150
The virtual registration package includes: Access to all live-streamed sessions (including poster sessions and online networking channels), as well as access to all sessions ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event.
* To increase the international diversity of attendees at our meetings, we have reduced fees for delegates from Lower and Middle Income Countries (see list of countries here)
Log in details for the virtual conference portal will be provided on Monday before the event.
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.
All abstract submissions accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.
Abstract deadline: 16 March 2021
Our Curating the Clinical Genome conference has been made possible thanks to our valued sponsors.
With special thanks to our gold sponsors:
With thanks to our silver sponsors:
If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.