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Genomic Medicine 2018 Nijmegen

October 9 - October 11

Genomic Medicine 2018 Nijmegen

Workshop: 9 October / Conference: 10 - 11 October

Our Benelux conferences continue this year with a new and exciting move and partnership in The Netherlands.
This year we have partnered with Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen and the ESHG-Eurogentest-steering committee to hold the conference at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging (Concert Hall de Vereeniging) on the 10th & 11th October 2018 in Nijmegen.

There will be a clinical NGS Data Analysis Workshop on 9th October at the Concertgebouw with an emphasis on the clinical interpretation of variants – a bottleneck in data analysis that is increasingly being requested by delegates to our conferences and workshops.  This will be led by our partners from Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen who have enormous experience in scrutinizing clinical data.

As usual for Biotexcel genomic events this conference itself will focus on the use of Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and tools to look at human disease both in research as well as in a clinical setting.

As a running theme we hope to cover advances in the following areas: Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing Applications and Workflows, Personalized Genomics, the Metagenomics link to health/disease, Non-invasive Prenatal testing (NIPT), Cancer and Rare Disease genetics as well as Data Analysis and Storage and many more emerging research applications as well as their translation into their clinic.  We will also add any other topics of interest from the Techgene themes.

NETWORKING: in addition to the scientific program, Genomic Medicine 2018 Nijmegen will allow delegates to interact with each other during specific networking events.  In addition to the excellent science showcased at our events the networking events acts as a signature to our events because delegates get the opportunity to meet other scientists and attendees to the conference.  Delegates always get the chance to leave the meeting with new contacts and friendships.

These networking opportunities include:

  • Introductory networking session on Day 1
  • Panel debate (led by Prof Han Brunner)
  • Complimentary Drinks Reception pending sponsorship
  • Networking dinner on the evening of 10th October

ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSIONS: We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 31st August. This will be reviewed by our scientific committee and if approved it will be displayed during the conference.

If you would like to submit a poster, please send us an abstract using our CONTACT US FORM

Who should attend this event:

  • NGS users, group leaders, opinion leaders, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, University labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers etc

…and others interested in the latest developments of:

  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Infectious and Inherited Diseases
  • NGS Data Storage
  • Informatics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostics

DRAFT AGENDA 2018

DAY 1 

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Ed Quazi – Networking and Collaborations Workshop
SESSION CHAIR:
11.00 – 11.30: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof Han Brunner, Head of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center
Title
11.30 – 12.00: Dr Holm Graessner, Institute of Medical Genetics and Applied Genomics, University of Tübingen
Elucidation of the still unsolved rare disorders by Solve-RD
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsoring Company
Title
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
SESSION CHAIR:
13.30 – 14.00: Speaker, Affiliation
Title
14.00 – 14.30: Prof Alain van Gool, Personalized Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center
Integrated omics approaches in personalized medicine
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsoring Company
Title
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Lisenka Vissers, Head team Translational Genomics, Division Genome Diagnostics, Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center
HTA of WGS in genome diagnostics prior to genetic counseling
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Helger Yntema, Head of the division Genome Diagnostics, Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center
Incidental findings in WES/WGS
16.30 – 17.30: PANEL DEBATE: Would you sequence your genome and publish the data? And other topical Issues from the morning
Host:  Prof Han Brunner
Panellists:  
18.00: DRINKS RECEPTION sponsored by Sponsoring Company (Pending) after a short 10 minute talk on:
Title
19.00: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required)

DAY 2

SESSION CHAIR:
09.00 – 09.30: Dr Christian Gilissen, Head team Bioinformatics, division Genome Diagnostics, Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center
Development of variant prioritization pipelines
09.30 – 10.00: Prof Morris Swertz, Genomics Coordination Centre UMGC
Data-sharing solutions in WGS
10.00 – 10.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsoring Company
Title
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Dr Sergi Beltran Agulló, Head of Bioinformatics Analysis, Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Automated variant calling in WGS
11.30 – 12.00: Dr Ales Maver, Clinical Institute of Medical Genetics, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phenotype-driven WGS data interpretation
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsoring Company
Title
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
SESSION CHAIR:
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Erika Souche, Lab for Cytogenetics and Genome Research, KU Leuven
Validation of an NGS variant pipeline
14.00 – 14.30: Dr Arthur van den Wijngaard, Hart+Vaat Centrum Maastricht
NGS approaches in cardiogenetic diagnostics
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsoring Company
Title
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Joris Vermeesch, Human Genetics, KU Leuven
Novel NGS Applications in PGD
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Richard Sinke, Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen
NGS-based diagnostics in NICU patients
16.30 – 17.00: Prof Anthony Brookes, Department of Genetics & Genome Biology, University of Leicester
Infrastructure for optimal sharing of genomic and phenotypic data

CLINICAL NGS DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP on 9th October
Led by Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen

During the workshop the attendees used real patient data which must be deleted at the end of the workshop.  Your registration to this event provides your agreement that you will abide with this condition and comply appropriately.

The course was intended for people who are not too experienced in data-analysis but have already some knowledge about NGS.
The course started by providing a good overview of the raw sequencing data, an explanation about the formats and how delegates can check the quality of the data. Following on from this and during the NGS Diagnostics interpretation sections delegates learnt how to work with the analyzed data, how to interpret the data and how to prioritize the variants to look for the interesting ones.
At the conclusion of the course, delegates were asked to solve diagnostic patient cases by searching for the pathogenic variant(s).

AGENDA

Presenters – Maartje van de Vorst and Jordi Corominas Galbany

09.30 – 10.00: Coffee & Registration – C Concertgebouw de Vereeniging
10.00 – 10.10: Introduction
10.10 – 10.30: Introduction to NGS
10.30 – 10.40: Introduction to Workshop
10.40 – 12.10: NGS Basics
12.10 – 13.10: Lunch
13.10 – 14.40: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation I
14.40 – 15.00: Tea & Coffee
15.00 –16.30: NGS Diagnostic Interpretation II

You can book workshop ONLY, conference ONLY or both workshop & conference.  The registration fees below include:

  • Full access to the workshop/conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch

NETWORKING DINNER: a buffet dinner will take place on the evening of 10th October at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part.

PLEASE NOTE:  we have limited availability for students so book early to avoid disappointment.

UP TO
15 AUGUST
FROM 16 AUG
AND ON-SITE
WORKSHOP ONLY – STUDENT 120 EUR 180 EUR
WORKSHOP ONLY – ACADEMIC 150 EUR 210 EUR
WORKSHOP ONLY – INDUSTRY 260 EUR 340 EUR
CONFERENCE ONLY – STUDENT 120 EUR 180 EUR
CONFERENCE ONLY – ACADEMIC 240 EUR 300 EUR
CONFERENCE ONLY – INDUSTRY 390 EUR 480 EUR
CONF & WORK – STUDENT 240 EUR 320 EUR
CONF & WORK – ACADEMIC 390 EUR 480 EUR
CONF & WORK – INDUSTRY 640 EUR 740 EUR
NETWORKING DINNER 46 EUR 50 EUR

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The prices above are EXCLUSIVE of 20% VAT.  If you are registering from a European Institution/Company (excluding the UK), you do not have to pay VAT.  Please enter your Institution/Company VAT number at time of booking and your price will stay as listed above. If you do not enter a valid VAT number, 20% VAT will be added to your fee.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON PRICING – PLEASE READ

WHAT’S INCLUDED: the registration fees above include full access to the conference/workshop, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments and lunch.

DINNER: the networking dinner at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging on 10th October is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.  Transport to the dinner will be provided free of charge.

PAYMENT: please note that payment must be made in full at time of booking in order to confirm your registration and guarantee access to the event.

ACCOMMODATION: this is NOT included in the fees above and delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Please click on the Venue & Directions tab for some information about hotels.

VISA: It is sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her own visa requirements. Biotexcel can issue an invitation letter only after the registration has been completed and payment has been received in full.

You can view our Terms & Conditions of booking here:  REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We encourage dialogue and interaction amongst all participants and we welcome the presence of sponsors to highlight new technologies, services and solutions within the relevant areas.  We have many sponsoring opportunities to suit all budgets, but we can also tailor specific packages to suit your needs. Some examples of sponsorship ideas are below, but please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you more details and talk about your requirements:

Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Exhibitor
Technology Presentation
Event Documentation

For more information please contact us.

EXHIBITOR

Covaris is the recognized industry leader for DNA fragmentation.  Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA™) is the gold standard for shearing DNA and RNA in Next-Generation Sequencing applications, without GC bias or thermal-induced damage. The Covaris AFA process is extensively cited in peer-reviewed research articles on DNA fragmentation using all available NGS systems. Covaris Focused-ultrasonicators are recommended by all major sequencing platform providers, and are used by leading Genome Centers worldwide including: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Broad Institute, and BGI. For more information, please visit: www.covaris.com.

SPONSORS OF OUR PREVIOUS BENELUX MEETINGS

                               

HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE CONCERTGEBOUW DE VEREENIGING

CONFERENCE VENUE

Concertgebouw de Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D
6511 NC Nijmegen
Netherlands
+31 24 322 8344
www.stadsschouwburgendevereeniging.nl (No English Site – Only Dutch)

How to get to the Concert Hall de Vereeniging:
Nijmegen is easily accessible by car, train or bus from all parts of The Netherlands and neighbouring countries. For nation-wide travel, trains are the best option. The conference venue is an 8 minute walk from Nijmegen central station.

Flying:
There are several airports in the neighbourhood, so before planning your trip please check the local airports as well as airline costs.
The international airport in the Netherlands is Schiphol, Amsterdam. From the airport there is a direct train for Nijmegen every 30 minutes and the the journey takes 1,5 hours.

The international airports in Germany closest to Nijmegen are Düsseldorf Airport and Weeze Airport. From Düsseldorf Airport a train leaves for Nijmegen every 2 hours  (change in Duisburg and Arnhem).
From Weeze Airport a shuttle bus leaves for Nijmegen.

Trains:
The  best way from Germany is to take the international line from Cologne/Düsseldorf to Amsterdam as far as Arnhem. Here you will find a direct connection to Nijmegen.
From Hannover/Osnabrück, you change trains in Deventer.
From France or Belgium, you change trains in Roosendaal for direct connections to Nijmegen.

When travelling by train, you should get off at Nijmegen Central Station.  The Concert Hall de Vereeniging is an 8 minute walk from the train station.

For a full schedule of your trip in the Netherlands by bus and/or train please check 9292 travel information.

Parking:
There is payable Car Parking right next to the conference venue, Concertgebouw de Vereeniging.

OV-chipkaart:
The ‘OV-chipkaart’ is used as a general means of payment for the public transport system. The OV-chipcard can be loaded with credit in euros with which you can travel within the Netherlands by bus and train.

Bike parks on campus:
For travel in the evenings around the area please note that at Nijmegen Central Station you can  rent an “OV-bike”.

Carry ID!
In the Netherlands anyone of 14 or older is required to carry official identification papers (an ID) at all times. Nationals of one of the countries of the EER and Swiss nationals must carry a passport or a residence permit for EU/EER citizens. Nationals of a country outside the EER and non-Swiss nationals must carry a residence permit. People who violate this law can be fined up to €60.

Genomic Medicine
2018 Nijmegen

Workshop: 9 October
Conference: 10 – 11 October

Concertgebouw
de Vereeniging
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PARTNERS

GDN

Eurogentest

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Covaris

Media Partners

Details

Start:
October 9
End:
October 11

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