Clinical OMICS

SEP-OCT 2018

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www.clinicalomics.com September/October 2018 Clinical OMICs 48 Industry Events American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting October 16–20, San Diego The ASHG Annual Meeting the premier North American conference on cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics. The conference attracts more than 6,500 researches and scientists, and includes more than 250 exhibiting com- panies. Highlights this year include a joint session con- ducted with the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN), running in the afternoon on October 16, with pre- sentations and a panel discussion on rare genetic diseases/ phenotypes and immunopharmacogenomics, with a goal of bringing together the pharmacogenomics and genetics communities and to identify opportunities for advancing research in basic and translational pharmacogenomics. A concurrent session "Working with Big Data in the Cloud— Research and Privacy" co-presented with the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and the International Society for Computational Biology will examine the legal and ethi- cal obligations in maintaining data privacy, and experience in architecting and operating in cloud-compute environ- ments to ensure human genome data is secure yet accessible by those with permissions. Next Generation Sequencing & Clinical Diagnostics USA Congress October 23–24, Boston The fourth annual installment of this meeting will feature more than 50 presentations and case studies over two days examining emerging trends in NGS data analysis, clinical diagnostics, biomarker development, and novel therapeu- tic applications. The conference program breaks down the use of NGS in three major segments: pharma, health- care, and academia. Co-located with the Single Cell Analysis USA Congress, the conference is expected to attract more than 200 senior–level executives in the field. AMP 2018 Annual Meeting November 1–3, San Antonio, TX The 2018 Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting will feature 60 educational sessions, 400 poster presentations, and attract more 2,000 attendees and 200plus exhibiting companies. The theme of the meeting this year is "Precision Medicine Starts Here" to foster learning and opportunities surrounding NIH's Precision Medicine Initiative and to affirm the role that molecular pathologists play in this effort. The conference features seven differ- ent meeting paths including advocacy/lab management, molecular methodologies & technologies, informatics, cancer/oncology, education & professional development, infectious diseases, and inherited conditions. ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition December 1–4, San Diego The American Society of Hematology celebrates its 60th annual meeting this year in San Diego. The premier hema- tology conference worldwide, the event will attract more than 25,000 hematology professionals from every subspe- cialty. Educational opportunities range from large lectures to intimate sessions such as "How I Treat" where experi- enced practitioners meet with small groups to discuss spe- cific clinical dilemmas via direct and informal discussions. Other conference offerings available on a first-come basis include Scientific Spotlight Sessions that provide 90-minute, in-depth examinations of selected topics; Meet the Scientist, which provides small groups with an interactive discussion with scientific experts in specific topics; and Continuing Conversations With the Speakers, which are designed to supplement the traditional didactic Q&As for selected sci- entific sessions. For those new to the hematology field, a trainee segment called ASH-a-Palooza will be held on Friday, November 30 at Petco Park from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. There is no fee to attend this afternoon of learning in a "festival-like" setting. axel2001 / Getty Images

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