11th Wellcome Genome Campus Meeting on Genomics of Rare Disease 2017: Discovery and Care

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  • Well­come Genome Cam­pus is pleased to announce the eleventh in our series of meet­ings on rare dis­eases, which will present an excit­ing blend of genomic sci­ence and clin­i­cal med­i­cine. This year’s theme is ‘Dis­cov­ery and Care’; we aim to explore how cutting-​edge genomic research trans­lates into clin­i­cal care and informs our under­stand­ing of the biol­ogy of rare dis­ease. The event will com­mence on April 57, 2017 in Hinx­ton, UK.

    The con­fer­ence fea­tures the lat­est find­ings related to the genomic basis of rare dis­eases, pro­vid­ing pow­er­ful insights into human biol­ogy, dis­ease mech­a­nisms and ther­a­peu­tic approaches. As genomic sequenc­ing becomes more avail­able in the hos­pi­tal set­ting we also exam­ine the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges for clin­i­cal practice.

    This year’s meet­ing will focus on the emerg­ing role of non-​coding vari­ants in dis­ease, how mosaicism and imprint­ing impact health and dis­ease, and the emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies used to under­stand the mech­a­nisms of rare dis­ease. We will also include a ses­sion on rare dis­ease clin­i­cal tri­als and will debate cur­rent eth­i­cal issues in genomic medicine.

    This con­fer­ence pro­vides an excel­lent multi-​disciplinary forum for clin­i­cians (con­sul­tants and trainees), research sci­en­tists, bioin­for­mati­cians and tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ers inter­ested in under­stand­ing the impact of recent advances in genomics and tech­nol­ogy on the care of patients with rare diseases.

    Con­firmed speakers

    • Lup­ski Lec­ture: Hans Clevers – Uni­ver­sity of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • Han Brun­ner – Rad­boud Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­tre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Mark Chais­son – Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, USA
    • Rossa Chiu – The Chi­nese Uni­ver­sity of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Beryl Cum­mings – Broad Insti­tute, USA
    • Emma Far­ley – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego, USA
    • Matthew Hurles – Well­come Trust Sanger Insti­tute, UK
    • Kim Keppler-​Noreuil – National Insti­tutes of Health, USA
    • Veron­ica Kinsler – UCL Insti­tute Child Health, UK
    • Ben­jamin Neale – Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Research Insti­tute, USA
    • Sarah Teich­mann – Well­come Trust Sanger Insti­tute, UK
    • Karen Tem­ple – Uni­ver­sity of Southamp­ton, UK

    Meet­ing Topics

    Top­ics will include:

    • The emerg­ing role of non-​coding vari­ants in disease
    • Mosaicism and imprint­ing in dis­ease and health
    • New tech­nolo­gies to under­stand rare dis­ease mechanisms
    • The inter­sec­tion of mono­genic and poly­genic disease
    • Rare dis­ease clin­i­cal trialling
    • Eth­i­cal chal­lenges in genomic medicine
    • Devel­op­men­tal genetics
    • Cel­lu­lar and ani­mal mod­el­ling of disease


    The organ­is­ers would like to thank the fol­low­ing com­pany for their support:

    Meet­ing Committee

    Sci­en­tific pro­gramme committee

    • Han Brun­ner Rad­boud Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­tre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Kym Boy­cott Uni­ver­sity of Ottawa, Canada
    • Helen Firth Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, UK
    • Matthew Hurles Well­come Trust Sanger Insti­tute, UK
    • Jay Shen­dure Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, USA

    Con­fer­ence organiser

    • Jemma Beard Well­come Genome Cam­pus, UK
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