Clinical OMICS

JUL-AUG 2019

Healthcare magazine for research scientists, labs, pathologists, hospitals, cancer centers, physicians and biopharma companies providing news articles, expert interviews and videos about molecular diagnostics in precision medicine

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48 Clinical OMICs July/August 2019 Industry Events Next Generation Dx Summit August 20–22, Washington, DC Next Generation Dx Summit attracts more than 800 interna- tional diagnostic professionals for the latest developments in the industry, ranging from biomarker identification and clinical diagnostic development to precision medicine and business strategy. Now in its eleventh year, the conference program spans companion diagnostics, digital pathology and AI, liquid biopsy, immuno-oncology, POCT and infec- tious diseases, and more. Plenary sessions this year include a "FDA Updates: Now and Looking to the Future" by Tim Stenzel, M.D., Ph.D., director, U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration; and a panel presentation, "Proposals and Solutions for Diagnostic Reform Including Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)," moderated by Cynthia A. Bens, senior vice president, public policy with the Personalized Medicine Coalition. AGBT Precision Health September 5–7, La Jolla, CA Sponsored by the Genome Partnership, the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Precision Health Meeting will bring together nearly 300 leading genomic researchers, healthcare professionals, and healthcare indus- try stakeholders to explore developments at the nexus of genomics, medicine, and health. This year 's all-star roster of presenters includes Eric Green of NHGRI; Prof. Dame Sue Hill, CSO of England's National Health Service; 23andMe Co-founder and CEO Ann Wojcicki; Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute; and Elaine Mardis, co-director Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, among others. Sessions seek to foster the efficient transfer of new research to the healthcare pro- viders who are at the leading edge of establishing new stan- dards of care via the application of genomic technology. Clinical Biomarkers & World CDx Boston September 9–12, Boston Now joined together over four days, the Clinical Biomark- ers & World CDx Boston 2019 preconference and conference provide information for biomarker, translational, diagnostic sand precision medicine executives to enhance the transla- tion and clinical validation of novel predictive biomarkers, and maximize access and adoption of diagnostic-enabled therapeutics. The first two days feature preconference four- hour deep dives on selected topics and are free to attend pending approval of each topic's sponsor. The main con- ference will have two overarching content themes that underpin the whole meeting: proving the predictiveness of novel clinical biomarkers to accelerate the development and approval of innovative targeted therapeutics; and making diagnostics more fit-for-purpose to increase the adoption and access of Dx-enabled precision medicines in healthcare. American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting October 15–19, Houston The ASHG Annual Meeting is 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. Highlights this year include a joint session with ASHG and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) to address the importance of genetic counselor roles to researchers and connect genetic counselors to potential employers in research environments. This session will dis- cuss how researchers and genetic counselors can collaborate through grant funding. Panelists will discuss approaches to seek out potential research collaborators, identify appro- priate funding mechanisms, share strategies for writing a good grant proposal, and walk attendees through the grant review process. For 2019, ASHG includes a Solutions Hub in the poster and exhibit hall featuring 30-minute presenta- tions throughout the day, poster presentations, a network- ing lounge, and ASHG career resource center in addition to the roughly 250 exhibiting companies. dar woto / iStock / Getty Images

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