Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center

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2017 Agenda

Horizon Stages 1 & 2 
Our series of 20 minute keynotes from those doing the most essential work in the field. 

Prism Stage
Complex issues are channelled through the multiple perspectives and experiences of our panellists to help you illuminate the path forward.

In the Loop
This new forum leverages the undeniable wisdom of the Festival crowd to help you join the dots on critical issues. Places are limited for these, check back for more information.

Live Lounge
Pull up a beanbag and tune into bite sized insights from patients and clinicians, product demonstrations by leading solution providers, rare disease film screenings & a genomics play.

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09.20
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Drug development
    • CRISPR
    - Perhaps the greatest surprise of human genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is that 90% of disease-associated regions do not affect proteins directly, but instead lie in non-coding regions with pu ...
09.35
  1. Prism Stage
    50 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Drug development
    • Clinical development
    • Collaborative models
    Explore the leading projects to map the cells and tissues of the human body including GTEX and HCA Opportunities in integrating mullti’omics data analysis and data set linkage Plotting the future util ...
09.50
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Data analysis
    • Drug development
    • Clinical development
    This talk will discuss several important factors in finding a suitable panel of biomarkers from a high dimensional assay.  Some of the main points will include: Impacts of filtering on finding a bioma ...
09.55
  1. In the Loop
    90 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Performance of key elements of the paradigm so far? What does success for PM look like? What are the real barriers in how to structure and deliver personalized care?  How do we make sure patients unde ...
10.50
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Drug development
11.00
  1. Live Lounge
    60 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Rare disease
    • Ethical/Legal/Social
    We welcome our friends at Disorder to host a session including a talk from Patricia Weltin, CEO and Founder of the Rare Disease United Foundation, showing of three inspiring short films (Imagine, Menk ...
  2. Prism Stage
    50 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Insurance and payment
    Further details about this session will be available shortly. 
  3. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    Role of cloud computing and machine learning in genomics. Impact and importance of All of Us Cohort Program. Potential for direct-to-patient approaches to transform clinical research
11.25
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Data analysis
    • Bioinformatics
    • How deskilling bioinformatics will reduce costs and produce results  • Nightmares on Genomics Row • Yes We Can! Experimental design to Interpretation without the complex command line of bioInformati ...
12.55
  1. In the Loop
    90 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Single cell
    • Comparing methodologies in exploring the genome, transcriptome and proteome of a single cell • How do we integrate data to generate a comprehensive view?   • How practical is an approach like this? 
13.05
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Drug development
    • CRISPR
    Intro to CRISPR-based viral diagnostics (sensitive, specific) Technical improvements to the method (cost, speed, ease of use) Application to a range of viruses
13.15
  1. Prism Stage
    50 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Drug development
    • Discover which strategies deliver the power to transform pipelines  • How can the broader community support the discovery and subsequent efficacy of new medicines? • Understand the vision for the fu ...
13.30
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • CRISPR
    • CRISPR/Cas9 System: background & mechanism and Off-target reduction • Applications: gene knockout & insertion and transgenic animal models • New CRISPR Formats: epigenetic activators, synthetic gRNA ...
13.45
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Data sharing
    • Collaborative models
    The Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge Portal (T2DKP) democratizes access to large-scale genetic association and epigenetic data by aggregating them in an open-access framework The T2DKP provides both integrat ...
15.05
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    The idea of precision medicine is often very different to the reality experienced by patients. Getting access to the specialists, expertise & tests you need to get a diagnosis is often incredibly diff ...
15.20
  1. In the Loop
    90 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    Evaluating the merits of targeted collaboration with specific questions vs larger scale population studies e.g. UK biobank an All of US vs  precompetitive consortia  How can pre competitive collaborat ...
15.55
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    Genomic information is uniquely private The fate of medical privacy will be determined by how we protect genomic privacy CRISPR will have a powerful influence over how we define disease and disability
16.05
  1. Prism Stage
    50 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    How will real world clinico-genomic datasets impact advancement of medical practice and drug development What challenges exist – data, technology, privacy – and how will we overcome them? Will the dat ...
09.10
  1. In the Loop
    90 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Collaborative models
    This session will be for anyone interested or involved in generating, analyzing, or interpreting genetic association data; researchers working to derive actionable knowledge about disease mechanisms a ...
09.15
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Genomics data at scale • Exposing data to diverse scientists • Computational challenges and opportunities  
09.25
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Clinical development
    • Genetic testing
    Update on FDA strategy to support precision medicine development  Insights into how FDA is promoting the generation of new genomic reference materials  How precisionFDA, an open-source cloud-based res ...
10.35
  1. Live Lounge
    10 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
  2. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    • Insurance and payment
    How to launch a genomic medicine clinic  How whole genome sequencing is becoming a cost effective approach to diagnostic testing How diagnostic genome sequencing is integrated into routine genetic tes ...
10.45
  1. Live Lounge
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
  2. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Precision Therapeutics
    • Clinical development
    Review of cDx approvals in oncology Progression from single to multianalyte CDx tests New strategies to develop CDx for immune-oncology drugs Emerging collaborative models in pharma and academia to en ...
11.10
  1. Live Lounge
    30 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    What is the goal of genetic testing in rare diseases Why problematic situations for patients and families occur, with examples of unexpected consequences, ethical violations, and patient dilemmas How ...
  2. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Drug development
    • Sequencing
    New capillary electrophoresis device for fragment analysis and Sanger sequencing Detection of genomic instability associated with DNA mismatch repair deficiency Utility of microsatellite instability ( ...
11.25
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Data sharing
    • Collaborative models
    • Genetic testing
    • Clinical implementation
    Further details about this talk will be released soon. 
12.55
  1. Live Lounge
    30 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Who are genetic counselors How genetic counselors can assist families seeking a diagnosis How genetic counselors can educate and support families receiving a diagnosis
  2. In the Loop
    90 mins
    • Research and Development
    How to improve standards for tracking data  Creating a symphony from different lab instruments and providers How to effectively scale-up Quick, good or cheap. Lessons from a career of building and buy ...
13.00
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Data sharing
    • Data integration
    • Drug development
    • Collaborative models
    The factors behind a major pharma’s effort to move genomics data processing and analysis to a public cloud environment in collaboration with a leading academic institution Unanticipated challenges ass ...
13.05
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Single cell
    Technology for high-throughput quantification of thousands of proteins in single mammalian cells Identifying cell states and cell fates from single cell proteomics data Exploring post-transcriptional ...
13.25
  1. Live Lounge
    30 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Clinical development
    • Collaborative models
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Pharma is seeking tools and methods to improve all aspects of drug development Includes the spectrum from Drug Discovery to late phase clinical trials in rare and common disease targets Greater awaren ...
13.30
  1. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Single cell
    • Pathology
    Learn about the Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) technology and workflow. Learn about how Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) can deeply profile a variety of precious and heterogeneous tissue samples using ...
13.50
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    Learn about different types of funding and how to decide what’s right for you Learn how to talk to investors  Get answers to your questions
13.55
  1. Live Lounge
    25 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
    Enable the learner to describe a personal experience of living with stroke and Moyamoya disease  Enable the learner to discuss volunteerism and advocacy options for patients Enable the learner to iden ...
  2. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Research and Development
    • Single cell
    Batching processing and data integration Comprehensive QC and report User friendly data sharing
15.05
  1. Live Lounge
    45 mins
    • Personalizing Medicine
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counselling
    • Patient management
    • Clinical implementation
  2. In the Loop
    100 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Precision Therapeutics
    What is missing to improve use of genomic data for precision medicine, what takes too long, what is too complex? Where are the advantages/disadvantages of cloud-based infrastructures for exchanging an ...
  3. Horizon Stage 1
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • Data integration
    • Drug development
    Further details about this talk will be available soon 
15.10
  1. Horizon Stage 2
    25 mins
    • Enabling Data
    • Data sharing
    • Data analysis
    • AI/ Machine Learning
    • Data integration
    • Bioinformatics
    ● Intro to machine learning/deep learning ● Recasting variant calling as image classification problem enables efficient transfer learning ● Model generalizes across technical variation, sequence cover ...

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