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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual
Clinical NGS Assays
Exploring Technical Mechanisms and Medical Utility
August 18-19, 2015 | Capital Hilton | Washington, DC

With more clinical labs consistently turning to next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays, there is an overwhelming need to understand the fundamentals of running, designing, analyzing and validating NGS tests. The Second Annual Clinical NGS Assays will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the technical considerations for implementing NGS assays as well as showcase best practices. Regulatory issues specific to NGS such as CLIA accreditation and FDA clearance will also be addressed from both the academic lab and commercial lab perspective. Finally, the clinical potential for NGS technologies will be explored by both physicians and research scientists, providing future directions for successful implementation.

The meeting will cover a range of topics including:

  • Technical considerations for implementing NGS assays:
    • Running NGS assays
    • Designing NGS assays
    • Analyzing NGS data
    • Validating NGS data
  • Interpretation and handling of incidental findings
  • Best practices for NGS assays
  • Developing assays as a clinical diagnostic test
  • Assembling disease panels
  • Prepping and building libraries
  • Laboratory accreditation – regulatory issues specific to NGS
  • Physician perspectives on the potential for NGS

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 to submit a speaking proposal for review. Replies to proposals can take up to 8-12 weeks. We will notify you once the agenda has been finalized.

Deadline for submission is Friday, February 6, 2015. 

We welcome your comments, suggestions and speaker suggestions as we shape the 2015 program.

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

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

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