Curating the Clinical Genome

23–25 May 2018

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


We are pleased to announce the 3rd Curating the Clinical Genome meeting. This conference will bring together the clinical genomics 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 developing solutions for clinical genomics and
groups 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



The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on Wednesday, 23 May and
close at approximately 13.30 on Friday, 25 May 2018.

Scientific sessions

  • Gene curation
  • Variant guidelines and resources
  • Data sharing
  • Variant interpretation
  • Somatic variation
  • Next generation phenotyping
  • Re-analysis
  • Population testing

The programme
is available.

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee
Helen Firth University of Cambridge, UK
Gert Matthijs
KU Leuven, Belgium
Heidi Rehm
Harvard Medical School, USA
Marc Williams
Geisinger Health System, USA
Caroline Wright
University of Exeter, UK

Confirmed speakers
Antonis Antoniou University of Cambridge, UK
Ewan Birney European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Barbara Evans University of Houston, USA
David FitzPatrick University of Edinburgh, UK
Michael Gollob UHN Toronto General Hospital, Canada
Peter Kang Counsyl, USA
Eimear Kenny Mount Sinai, USA
Christa Martin Geisinger Health System, USA
Sophie Nambot Orphanomix Physicians’ Group 8, France
Serena Nik-Zainal University of Cambridge, UK
Juliann Savatt Geisinger Health System, USA
David Tamborero Institute for Research in Biomedicine
(IRB), Spain
Nicola Whiffin Imperial College London, UK

Conference organiser
Zoey Willard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply


Registration Fees:

Early Bird*
(until 27 February)
(after 27 February)
Student No accommodation £134 £234
Student On site twin accommodation £238 £338
Student On site single accommodation £304 £404
Academic No accommodation £234 £334
Academic On site twin accommodation £338 £438
Academic On site single accommodation £404 £504
Commercial No accommodation £334 £434
Commercial On site twin accommodation £438 £538
Commercial On site single accommodation £504 £604


The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
booked accommodation.

Registration deadlines
Early Bird registration: Closed
Standard registration: Closed

Accommodation is provided for the nights of 23 and 24 May 2018. Please
note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

Travel visas
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
confirmed registrants.

Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
or longer.

Please visit the following websites for further information:
UK Border Agency website:

Information for general visitors and business visitors:


A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee)
from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

The following documents will need to be provided:

  • Abstract
  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Letter from supervisor

To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

Bursary deadline: Closed

Additional funding opportunities
our Funding webpage
for additional funding opportunities currently



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.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

Abstract deadline: Closed

Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

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