Curating the Clinical Genome (Virtual Conference)

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

12 May 2021


Registration Deadline

05 May 2021

We are pleased to announce the 5th Curating the Clinical Genome meeting. This conference will bring together the clinical genomics and biodata 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 that are developing solutions for clinical genomics and data scientists 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 benefit.

The conference will run from Wednesday 12 May until Friday 14 May 2021.

Sessions will start at 13:00 and finish at approximately 18:00 each day.

All times are given in British Summer Time (BST).

Topics will include:

  • Data sharing
  • Direct-to-consumer testing in healthcare
  • Polygenic risk scores across populations
  • Examining penetrance in UK Biobank
  • Neonatal screening
  • Functional assays to aid variant interpretation
  • Non invasive pre-natal testing and management of off-target findings
  • Molecular targeted therapies in cancer


Sir John Burn, Newcastle University, UK