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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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  • Summary

    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 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
    • Polygenic risk scores across populations
    • Examining penetrance in UK Biobank
    • Non-invasive pre-natal testing
    • Neonatal screening
    • Cancer and non-cancer 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

    Confirmed speakers

    A list of confirmed speakers will be announced shortly

    Conference organisers

    Zoey Willard – Conference & Events Organiser
    Jane Murphy – Scientific Programme Officer

  • Registration
    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.

  • 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.

    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

  • 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.