Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center

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2018 Agenda

Stages 1,2,3,4

A collection of;

20 minute keynotes from those doing the most essential work in the field

Complex issues channelled through multiple perspectives and experiences by panellists to illuminate the path forward.

 

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09.45
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    • Cancer
    The development of the 100k genomes project Next steps for the NHS Future deployment of WGS in diagnostics, early detection and therapeutics 
10.10
  1. Stage 1
    40 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    • Cancer
    Challenges and opportunities in integrating genomics into the NHS within 5 years Technical challenges in delivering genomics through clinical services Importance of clear public policy & citizen engag ...
10.55
  1. Stage 4
    60 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Data integration
    • The power of querying multiple levels of evidence to test complex hypotheses can be enabled by systems biology frameworks, underpinning the case for moving to more holistic thinking • Exploring inte ...
  2. Stage 3
    60 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Data sharing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    Models for enabling data access and research needs while protecting the rights of patients and participants How can we improve communication around consent and reduce the time and cost of interpreting ...
  3. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Neuroscience
    • Research & Development
11.00
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Pathology
    • Genetic testing
    • Patient management
    Current use of genomics in research. Understanding  the importance and potential of including genomic information as part of routine healthcare Learn how the different strands of information are combi ...
11.20
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Data integration
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    A Smart Lifestyle Intelligence connecting the dots between: - Personalised Health - Chronic Disease Prevention & Management - Ultra-Wellness - Genomic Insights - Through Artificial Intelligence and Con ...
11.25
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Data integration
    • Clinical development
    Discover SOPHiA GENETICS’s offering Learn how we help clinicians interpreting genomic variants Appreciate our newly available solution to detect copy number variations on large panels Hear about what’ ...
12.00
  1. Live Lounge
    30 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data analysis
    • Bioinformatics
    • Single cell
    • Sequencing
    • Research & Development
    Learn about the fundamentals of real-time Nanopore Sequencing. Understand the benefits of Nanopore Sequencing. Discover how Oxford Nanopore is democratising access to DNA sequence information.
12.30
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Research & Development
    Gene-Chain™: Understanding Blockchain Use For Securing Genomic Data How Consumers and Companies will Populate the Gene-Chain™ How to Share, Buy and Re-Market Genomic Data on The Gene-Chain™ Gene-Chain ...
13.00
  1. Stage 4
    45 mins
    • Data sharing
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Sequencing
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    Discussing the major talking points of 2017 Looking ahead to what 2018 has in store for the field of Genomics and Precision Medicine Reviewing the results of Front Line Genomics first ‘Big Review of T ...
13.05
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    Appreciate the patient and family struggle of living with a rare/undiagnosed disease. (Autism/ADD) Navigating the American medical system and related medical, social and educational services Understan ...
13.10
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Collaborative models
    • Clinical implementation
    Appreciate the endless potential for the application of health data science in medicine.   Understand the challenges of data sharing at scale. Discover UK and international activities that aim to harn ...
13.15
  1. Stage 3
    70 mins
    • Drug development
    • Data sharing
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Sequencing
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    State and international landscape of Personalized Medicine Discover the unique aspects of the Irish population as a resource for genomic discovery Clinical and pharmacological implementation of Person ...
13.30
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Understanding the complexity of genomic data Strategies to understand what genomic data means Examples of understanding mechanisms in balance disorders Discovering potential treatments for balance dis ...
13.35
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Sharing huge volumes of data for global collaborative research is nearly impossible over the internet and shipping hard drives is a risky alternative • Learn how Aspera high-speed transfer software ...
13.55
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    Appreciate attitudes from 10,000 representative public from across the world on whether they will let you use their genomic data for research Understand the fears that people have about genomic data s ...
14.00
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Collaborative models
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    What is a blockchain and what is it best used for? How genomics can use blockchains What role does AI have in big data blockchains? Some scientific blockchain uses outside genomics and their limitatio ...
14.30
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data analysis
    • Bioinformatics
    Understand the tension between functional flexibility and UX simplicity Appreciate the value, but also the challenge, in reducing UX complexity via decision support Recognize the power of true interac ...
14.50
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Drug development
    • Single cell
    • Sequencing
    • Pathology
    • Research & Development
    Understand how automating library sample prep can streamline your NGS workflow Appreciate how easy it is to adopt Biomek i-Series automation in your lab
15.15
  1. Stage 4
    70 mins
    • Drug development
    • Data sharing
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    To appreciate recent developments in genetics of cardiovascular disease, and their potential capacity to impact on patient diagnosis and management To understand the pathway from genetic discovery to ...
  2. Stage 3
    70 mins
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    • Clinical development
    • Patient management
    • Regulation
    Understand the potential of PGx to develop better, safer medicines   How to establish relevant gene networks and stratify patients for adverse events from drug labels  Using genetic tests to help defi ...
  3. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Collaborative models
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    Understand how Genome BC is working with stakeholders at many different levels (clinicians, scientists, private sector, health care providers, patients, etc.) Appreciate that including all these stake ...
15.20
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
15.40
  1. Stage 1
    50 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    • Insurance and payment
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    The increased use of genomic technologies requires clinical adoption to fulfill the promise of precision medicine. Genomic medicine is however costly and systematic adoption typically requires clear d ...
15.45
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Research & Development
    How can we benefit from vast amounts of data available from myriad sources? Can we reduce cost and increase efficiency by automating repetitive tasks? How can we make collaboration more efficient? Wha ...
16.10
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Research & Development
    ● New era of human genome sequencing - majority of genomes will be generated by healthcare
    ● Understand that open standards are required to enable new discoveries
    ● GA4GH is leading on defining standards
    ● Understand the new structure of GA4GH
09.35
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    Join us at the start of Day 2 to enjoy some morning coffee on the main stage with Genomics England’s, Sir John Chisholm. As Executive Chair of the organisation, he is playing a leading role in transfo ...
10.00
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    • Regulation
    Regulatory update (including our approach to regulation of genomic sequencing and bioinformatic software) Impact on Health Institutions (including the latest guidance on the exemption for health insti ...
10.25
  1. Stage 4
    20 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Restructure of GMCs Switch from genetic to genomic counselors: what this will mean Challenges & opportunities 
10.40
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Data sharing
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    • Sequencing
    AstraZeneca uses precision medicine to deliver companion diagnostics with drug products, targeting innovative medicines to those most likely to benefit.  In this new initiative, we are harnessing the ...
10.45
  1. Stage 4
    20 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • What is mainstreaming • Mainstreaming successes • Difficulties faced • Going forward
10.50
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Single cell
    • Sequencing
    Understand the aims of the Human Cell Atlas and the anticipated benefits. Appreciate the underlying approaches involving single cell genomics and spatially-resolved methods Discover how we are beginni ...
11.05
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Data sharing
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    • Sequencing
    • Cancer
    • Research & Development
    NGS use case for IO / Literature Review Integrated Genomics to understand IO  Multi-modal Bioinformatics to empower research Use Cases
  2. Stage 4
    30 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Variant classification is performed using approved guidance and agreed frameworks Variant classification is evidence based and uses the current knowledge and most up-to-date research and clinical evid ...
11.15
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling data
    • Single cell
    • Sequencing
    • Research & Development
    • Appreciate BD’s suite of products that enable broad biological research through a fully integrated, flexible workflow from sample preparation through to data analysis.  • Learn about the new BD Rhap ...
11.30
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    Understand how genomics can help healthcare companies like GSK deliver medicines of value to patients, as rapidly as possible
11.35
  1. Stage 4
    20 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Appreciate that “whole” genome sequencing is not as complete as it sounds Understand that there are technical reasons throughout the process whereby a causative variant might not be detected Understan ...
12.00
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    How to measure and quantify your life science digital compliance risks Mapping your life science data process workflow compliance needs Data integrity business case in life science
12.15
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    • CRISPR
    • Research & Development
    How can Knockout, Knockdown or Knock-in genetic screens accelerate drug discovery? How do pooled screening techniques work? What is the best way of generating an expression profile of your samples of ...
12.30
  1. Live Lounge
    15 mins
    • Drug development
    • Single cell
    • Research & Development
    Understanding Naica System Workflow Understanding 3-color multiplexing Digital PCR Application: Using the Naica System for Single Cell Analysis
12.50
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • CRISPR
    • CRISPR
    • Sequencing
    Appreciate that short-read sequencing is a technical compromise Understand that large genomes are not fully accessible to short reads Discover that long read, single molecule technology is replacing s ...
12.55
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    • Why genomics is important in drug discovery, and particularly in choosing drug targets • The advantages doing target selection and validation at a genome scale • The advantages of treating target wo ...
  2. Live Lounge
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    • Understand the importance to families of an accurate diagnosis • Appreciate the impact on families of living with an undiagnosed condition • Discover how diagnosis can empower parents to make change ...
13.00
  1. Stage 3
    75 mins
    • Drug development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Patient management
    • Cancer
  2. Stage 4
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Drug development
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Understand the lack of data on Asian populations and why it’s relevant for medical research Realize we need to action in order to address this gap Appreciate how a crowdfunding campaign can mobilize c ...
13.15
  1. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • CRISPR
    • Drug development
    • CRISPR
    • Understand the role for CRISPR/Cas9-based screening in gaining new disease insights  • Review the tools and innovations being employed and combined to drive impact • Gain insight through case scenar ...
13.20
  1. Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    Learn about an integrated approach for drug combining sequence mining and metabolomics Learn about cell based functional screening with HTS-robotics Learn about the Norwegian Research Councils Digital ...
  2. Live Lounge
    55 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    • Understanding the patient experience • Empowering patients & their families, and the professionals supporting them  • Appreciating the impact of a rare diagnosis • The power of patient registries 
13.25
  1. Stage 4
    25 mins
    • Drug development
    • Insurance and payment
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    • Appreciate the genomics ecosystem of the UK, particularly in the golden triangle of Cambridge, Oxford and London • Understand the role of MedCity in connecting companies and researchers with the eco ...
13.50
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    • The Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) represents Clinical Scientists, Genetic Technologists, Research Scientists and Bioinformaticians, largely working in Healthcare in the UK NHS. • T ...
14.05
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Cancer
    • Discover the opportunities the 100K Genomes Project offers for patients living with, or at risk of cancer • Appreciate the scale and pace of change required to embed cancer genomes in clinical care ...
14.50
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Sequencing
    • Clinical implementation
    • Research & Development
    Modern clinical genomics requires increasingly sophisticated bioinformatics. Modern genomic medicine in the NHS requires coordination to best use resources. ACGS works with Genomics England to realise ...
  2. Stage 3
    75 mins
    • Drug development
    • Data sharing
    • Drug development
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    Discover ways to assess the performance of diagnostic tests Explore the data and algorithmic challenges of integrating various genomic features to make a diagnosis, and how do we regulate this process ...
  3. Stage 2
    25 mins
    • CRISPR
    • Clinical development
    • CRISPR
    • Sequencing
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    Appreciation of what heritable human genome editing is Appreciation of what heritable human genome editing might become Awareness of drivers, detractors, pitfalls, promise and hype
  4. Stage 4
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Drug development
    • Drug development
    • Sequencing
    • Cancer
    Understanding the critical role of the non-coding genome in cancer Approaching drug resistance and metastatic development from an evolutionary point of view
15.05
  1. Stage 1
    20 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    • Cancer
15.15
  1. Stage 2
    50 mins
    • CRISPR
    • Clinical development
    • CRISPR
    • Sequencing
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    What are the differences between somatic and reproductive editing?  What are the most likely methodologies for performing reproductive editing (HDR vs base editing)?  Why would we need enome editing t ...
  2. Stage 4
    25 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Patient management
    • Cancer
    Appreciate current barriers to the implementation of genomic technologies into clinical practice Understand the difficulties in converting complex cancer genomic data into clinically-actionable inform ...
15.25
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Cancer
    Understand novel computational approaches to variant assessment. Appreciate the importance of a disease-specific approach to variant interpretation. Learn how automation can increase the quality and c ...
15.40
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Sequencing
    • Clinical implementation
    • Research & Development
    Understand  fast, cheap and secure methods for PCR amplicon sequencing by NGS
15.55
  1. Stage 1
    15 mins
    • Clinical genomics
    • Clinical development
    • Sequencing
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Rare disease
    • Cancer

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