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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Third Annual
Clinical NGS Assays
Addressing Validation, Standards, and Clinical Relevance for Improved Outcomes
August 23-24, 2016 | Grand Hyatt Hotel | Washington, DC

Molecular diagnostics, particularly next-generation sequencing (NGS), have become an integral component of disease diagnosis. Still, there is work to be done to establish these tools as the standard of care. The Third Annual Clinical NGS Assays event will address NGS assay validation, establishing NGS standards, and determining clinical relevance. The pros and cons of various techniques such as gene panels, whole exome, and whole genome sequencing will also be debated with regards to depth of coverage, clinical utility, and reimbursement. Overall, this event will address the needs of both researchers and clinicians while exploring strategies to increase collaboration for improved patient outcomes.

The meeting will cover a range of topics including:

ASSAY VALIDATION AND ANALYSIS

  • Validation materials
  • Standards
  • Regulatory approval

GENE PANEL VS. WHOLE EXOME VS. WHOLE GENOME

  • Depth of coverage
  • Increasing speed
  • Impediments to WGS and WES becoming routine practice
  • What do clinicians want?
  • Reimbursement and coding

EXOME INTERPRETATION CHALLENGES

ESTABLISHING STANDARDS

  • CAP
  • AMP
  • FDA

PLATFORMS FOR TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

  • Compare and contrast
  • Novel tech

DATABASES AND DETERMINING CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE

  • Understanding genetic mechanisms
  • Curating databases
  • Value of databases

RETURNING RESULTS AND INCIDENTAL FINDINGS

  • Genetic counselors
  • What to patients actually understand?

Scientists who wish to present their knowledge and expertise to their colleagues are asked to click here to submit an abstract. Remember to specify the conference that you are interested in and please provide your full contact information.

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality conference program.

If you are interested in presenting, please click here. Replies to proposals can take up to 8-12 weeks. We will notify you once the agenda has been finalized.

Deadline for submission is February 5, 2016.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and speaker suggestions as we shape the 2016 program.

Sincerely,

Samantha

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Samantha Drinkwater
Senior Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5461
E: sdrinkwater@healthtech.com

For exhibit & sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Joseph Vacca, M.Sc.
Associate Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5431
E: jvacca@healthtech.com


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