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Genomic Medicine 2019 Edinburgh

May 15, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Genomic Medicine 2019 Edinburgh

Radisson Blu, 15th & 16th May 2019

The 6th annual Genomic Medicine 2019 Edinburgh conference will take place on 15th & 16th May 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh.  As usual we will focus on high throughput genomic technologies with a special focus on Next Generation Sequencing in the research and clinical analysis of human disease.
We hope to cover NGS technologies and applications, national genome projects, use of health records, rare diseases & cancer and many more areas which you can check by clicking on the agenda tab (which is developing as we invite an exciting line up of genomic experts.

As with last year this conference is organized in partnership with:

  • South East Scotland Genetic Service
  • Edinburgh Genomics
  • Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
  • MRC Human Genetics Unit (University of Edinburgh)
  • Glasgow Polyomics (University of Glasgow)
  • NHS West of Scotland Genetics Service

The photo on the left shows some of our speakers from the last conference during the drinks reception that was hosted by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.  The Lord Provost will hopefully again be hosting speakers and delegates in 2019 over a drinks reception that is offered by Biotexcel to all conference registrants.
Current speakers for the 2019 meeting include Prof Chris Ponting (Edinburgh), Dr Alan Walker (Aberdeen), Angela Douglas MBE (Liverpool), Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri (Dublin), Prof Heather Cordell (Newcastle), Dr Darren Plant (Manchester), Prof Albert Tenesa (Edinburgh) and other speakers are being added to the agenda as we receive confirmations.

NETWORKING: in addition to the excellent science, our unique formula for all of our genomics meeting allows delegates to interact with each other during networking events. These networking opportunities will include:
– Introductory networking session on Day 1
– Panel debate
– Complimentary Drinks Reception at City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh
– Networking dinner on the evening of 15th May 2019 at a local restaurant.

Who should attend this event:

  • NGS users, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers

…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 2019

DAY 1 

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Dr Ed Quazi – Introduction, Networking and Collaborations Workshop
                 CHAIR:      Dr Austin Diamond
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Chris Ponting, Medical Genomics, MRC-HGU, Uni of Edinburgh
Explaining Complex Disease: one factor & one DNA variant at a time
11.30 – 12.00: Speaker, Affiliation
Title
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Gold Sponsor
Title
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
                 CHAIR:      Dr Shona Kerr
13.30 – 14.00: Angela Douglas MBE, NW Coast Genomic Medicine Centre, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Title
14.00 – 14.30: Prof Ewan Pearson, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School & University of Dundee
Genetics, Diabetes and Precision Medicine
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Gold Sponsor
Title
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Gisela Orozco, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, The University of Manchester
Functional genomics approaches for understanding the genetics of complex autoimmune diseases
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Alan Walker, University of Aberdeen
Genomic analysis of intestinal microbes and their relations to human health
16.30 – 17.00: Prof Heather Cordell, Centre for Life, Newcastle
Prediction of treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis using genetic and genomic biomarkers 
17.00 – 17.45: PANEL DEBATE: “Would you sequence your genome and publish the data?”
Hosted by Ed Quazi
Panel:
18.30: COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS RECEPTION at CITY CHAMBERS for all delegates
19.30: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required) at Local Restaurant


DAY 2

                 CHAIR:      Dr Javier Santoyo-Lopez
09.00 – 09.30: Dr Darren Plant, University of Manchester
Prediction of treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis using genetic and genomic biomarkers
09.30 – 10.00: Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
Genetic ancestry and structure of Scotland and its surrounding islands
10.00 – 10.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Gold Sponsor
Title
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Dr Hywel Williams, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Analysis of Constrained Coding Regions to improve diagnostic rate in 100,000 Genomes Project Rare Disease Cohort
11.30 – 12.00: Speaker, Affiliation
Title
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Gold Sponsor
Title
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
                 CHAIR:      Dr Lee Murphy
13.30 – 14.00: Speaker, Affiliation
Title
14.00 – 14.30: Dr Diane Harbison, Stratified Medicine Scotland
Title
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Gold Sponsor
Title
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Albert Tenesa, Affiliation
An atlas of genetic associations in UK Biobank
16.00 – 16.30: Speaker, Affiliation
Title 
   

The registration fees below include:

  • Full access to the conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch on both days
  • Complimentary Drinks Reception at City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh

NETWORKING DINNER: a 3-course dinner will take place on the evening of 15th May at a local restaurant. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part. Please note that wine is included in the price.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.  In the meantime feel free to contact us if you are interested in this event or if you have any questions.

UP TO
31 MARCH
1 APRIL
TO 10 MAY
FROM 11 MAY
AND ON-SITE
STUDENT 192 GBP 252 GBP 306 GBP
ACADEMIC 252 GBP 312 GBP 372 GBP
INDUSTRY 396 GBP 480 GBP 540 GBP
NETWORKING DINNER 45 GBP 45 GBP 50 GBP

The prices above are inclusive 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 the 20% VAT charge will be automatically removed.  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, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments, lunch on both days and Drinks Reception at City Chambers.

DINNER: the networking dinner at a local restaurant is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.

DISCOUNTS: we can offer discounts for 3 or more people attending from the same Institution/Company. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

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.

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.

THIS EVENT IS ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

 

PREVIOUS YEARS SPONSORS

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Radisson Blu Hotel

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HOW TO REACH EDINBURGH & THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL

By air

This enviable city centre location lies just 13 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is easily accessible thanks to regular Airlink buses and Edinburgh tram system which take passengers to and from the city centre in approximately 30 minutes.
A taxi is likely to take 20 – 25 minutes depending on traffic.

By train

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within easy walking distance of the city’s central railway hub, Waverley Station. Waverley is the main route into the city, and is serviced by trains from England’s west coast line coming up from Birmingham and the Lake District, as well as England’s east coast line that originates in London and calls at York and Newcastle.

Direct trains from London’s Kings Cross now reach Edinburgh Waverley in less than four and a half hours. There are regular services coming south too from Inverness and Aberdeen, plus a shuttle service that runs to and from Glasgow, Scotland’s other major city, every 15 minutes. Direct trains from Edinburgh Waverley to the centre of Glasgow take just 50 minutes.

By bus

St Andrew’s Square Bus Station, the main bus route into the city is just a short walk away, on the other side of Waverley Station and Princes Street.

By car

Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street just two minutes away from the hotel.

Approaching from the south east
Follow the A1 into the city centre towards Princes Street, then turn southwards onto North Bridge and the hotel is just left at the High Street.

Approaching from the west
From the M8, take the city bypass north for one junction, then turn right onto Glasgow Road. After Haymarket Station, follow the B700 towards the Grassmarket, Cowgate and turn north up Blackfriars Street where you can find hotel parking.

Approaching from the south west
Turn off the M6 onto the A702 and follow this route until you reach Princes Street. The one-way system takes you north to Queen Street along to the roundabout at John Lewis and up Leith Street. Continue southwards, over the North Bridge, and the hotel is just to the left at the High Street.

Approaching from the north
Coming over the Forth Road Bridge, follow Queensferry Road (the A90) into the city centre. Cut through Randolph Crescent to Queen Street, then along to the John Lewis roundabout and up Leith Street as above.

Parking in Edinburgh

The Radisson Blu hotel has car parking space for 131 vehicles, available on a first come, first served basis.  This is accessible via Blackfriars street.  Hourly rates from £5 per 2 hrs apply unless you are staying overnight and in that case the reduced rate is £12.50 a day.  The car park entrance is on Blackfriars Street.  When approaching the hotel southwards from Princes Street, turn left from North Bridge and continue to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right down St Mary’s Street, then take your first right at the traffic lights onto the Cowgate, and then right up Blackfriars Street.

Alternatively, there is an NCP car park on 2 Viewcraig Gardens, Edinburgh EH8 9UL (NCP Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Road).  The cost is £20 per day.

Genomic Medicine
2019 Edinburgh

15th & 16th May

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

Partners

NHS

Edinburgh Genomics

MRC

CRF

Polyomics

GGCNHS

Media Partners

Details

Start:
May 15, 2019
End:
May 16, 2019

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