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Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals
18-21 June 2012
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

Registration deadline extended: 19 March 2012




The Wellcome Trust in association with the European Network of Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology (ENGAGE) and the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) is pleased to announce the first joint Summer School: Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals.

The field of translational genomics is evolving rapidly and the knowledge acquired within (e.g. clinical genomics) is already finding practical applications through advanced diagnostics and pharmacogenomics. However, the path leading from basic discovery to clinical applications poses new challenges on many fronts. The overarching aim of this four day summer school will be to articulate key issues and challenges that arise in the cycle of the clinical translation of results from genomic research and to stimulate discussions exploring potential approaches and solutions.


The Summer School is targeted towards PhD students, post-doctoral and senior scientists, and professionals actively involved in translational research. The programme
will be organized into 5 sessions:
- Introduction to translational genomics: Potential, challenges and milestones
- Genomics data: Optimizing access and use
- Pharmacogenomics: Lessons learned
- From public health genomics to personalized medicine
- Translating genomics into public health: Infectious diseases and host genomics (with GRAPH-Int)


The School will alternate between teaching sessions and working group sessions in which the participants will work on case studies. There will be ample opportunity for the participants to interact with the lecturers through the full duration of the summer school. Please note that places on the School are limited to optimise discussion and interaction, and places will be awarded on merit. Applicants must submit an application form when registering. Please see below for application details.


Scientific Programme Committee:
Jennifer Harris, Department of Genes and Environment Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway (ENGAGE)
Jaakko Kaprio, Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (ENGAGE)
A. Cecile J.W. Janssens, Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands (ENGAGE)
Mylθne Deschκnes, P³G, Canada
Bartha Maria Knoppers, McGill University, Canada, (P³G)
Isabelle Budin Ljψsne, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway (ENGAGE)
Anne Marie Tassι, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Canada (BioSHaRE: ELSI)


Confirmed Speakers include:
Joakim Dillner
, PhD, Professor and Director of BBMRI.se, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Anne Cambon-Thomsen, MD, UMR Inserm/University Paul Sabatier, France 
Buddug Cope, Assistant Director, Genetic Alliance UK
James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, UNC School of medicine, USA
David Gurwitz, PhD, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Olli Kallionieimi, MD, PhD, Director of FIMM, Finland
Mohamed Karmali, PHAC, Canada
Muin Khoury, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA USA
Klaus Lindpaintner, Vice President of Research & Development and CSO, SDIX, USA
Servaas Morrι, PhD, Head of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Vrije University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Erwin Schurr, PhD, James McGill Professor, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Berge Solberg, PhD, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ron Zimmern, PHG Foundation, UK
Vural Φzdemir, McGill University, Canada



Provisional Programme
Monday 18 June 2012
Session 1 - Introduction to translational genomics: Potential, challenges and milestones
13.00 – 13.15 Registration
13.15 – 13.30 Welcome: 
                       Jennifer Harris (ENGAGE) and Bartha Maria Knoppers (P3G)
13.30 – 14.00 The hype and hope of translational genomics
                       James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, UNC School of medicine, USA
14.00 – 14.15 Discussion
14.15 – 14.45 Translational genomics strategies 
                       Klaus Lindpaintner, Vice President of Research & Development and CSO, SDIX, USA
14.45 – 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 15.45 Translating genomics and ELSI : Points to consider
                       Ruth Chadwick, Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Cesagen Cardiff University, UK
15.45 - 16.00    Diiscussion
16.00 – 17.00 Short presentation of case studies that will be used during the course:
                       - Case study 1: Institutional Review Board application
                       - Case study 2: Tuberculosis

             Round table: questions the participants would like discussed during the course 

Tuesday 19 June 2012
Session 2 – Genomics data: Optimizing access and use
09.00 – 09.30 Implementation of genomics in clinical diagnostics through accessing clinical biobanks
                       Joakim Dillner, PhD, Professor and Director of BBMRI.se, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
09.30 – 09.45 Discussion
09.45 – 10.15 The ELSI of accessing genomic data
                       Berge Solberg, PhD, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
10.15 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.00 Working group sessions on case studies
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Session 3 – Pharmacogenomics: Lessons learned
13.00 – 13.30 Genetics in drug discovery and development
                       John Whittaker, Vice President, Statistical Platforms and Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
13.30– 13.45  Discussion
13.45 – 14.15 Clinical application of individualized cancer medicine: genomic profiling and drug sensitivity testing
                       Olli Kallionieimi, MD, PhD, Director of FIMM, Finland
14.15 – 14.30 Discussion
14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 – 15.15 Using human lymphoblastoid cell lines as biomarker discoverytool for personalized medicine
                        David Gurwitz, PhD, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

15.15 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 – 16.30 Presentations from working groups

Wednesday 20 June 2012
Session 4 – From public health genomics to personalized medicine
09.00 – 09.30 Public health genomics: Bringing genomics to society
                       Anne CambonThomsen, MD, Research Director, CNRS Inserm U 1027, France
09.30 – 09.45 Discussion
09.45 – 10.15 Is genomics ready for society?
                       Buddug Cope, Assistant Director, Genetic Alliance UK
10.15 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.00 Working group session on case study 2
                      Vural Ozdemir, Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30 Walk
14.30 – 15.00 Direct-to-personal Genomics: ready for Citizen-Scientists?
                       Vural Ozdemir, Assiciate Professor, McGill University, Canada
15.00 – 15.15 Discussion
15.15 – 15.45 Costs and benefits of translation: is it worth it?
                       Cecile Janssens, Associate professor, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Case study presentations from working groups


 
Thursday 21 June 2012
(Session organised with Graph-Int (Genome-based Research and Population Health International Network)
Session 5 – Translating genomics into public health: Infectious diseases and host genomics
09.00 – 09.30 Genetics, infectious diseases and public health
                       Erwin Schurr, PhD, James McGill Professor, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
09.30 – 09.45 Discussion
09.45 – 10.15 A genomics approach to mitigating tubal infertility due to Chlamydia infection: A working example of how genomics can benefit public health
                       Servaas Morrι, PhD, Head of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Vrije University Medical Center, The Netherlands
10.15 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 11.15 Inflammation as an early biomarker of gene-environment interactions in infectious and chronic diseases and as a target for secondary prevention strategies 
                       Mohamed Karmali, PHAC, Canada
11.15 – 11.30 Discussion
11.30 - 12.00 The realisty of translation: moving translational research into practice
                       Ron Zimmern, PHG Foundation, UK
12.00 - 12.15 Discussion                    
                      
12.15 – 12.45 Public Health Genomics: Horizon Scanning 
                       Muin Khoury, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA USA
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch and wrap-up

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HOW TO APPLY


Registration Fees
Academic Single Accommodation £407
Commercial  Single Accommodation  £607

Application Form
To ensure that your application form is considered, please upload your completed application form during the Abstract section of the on-line registration process. Any registrations missing the application form will not be considered for selection.
After the registration deadline the scientific committee will assess your application form and you will be notified after the 26th March 2012, whether you have been successful. Full payment is required upon confirmation.

Registration deadline extended: 19 March 2012

Register> (Please remember to upload your completed application form during the Abstarct submission section of the registration).

Accommodation
The accommodation will be split between the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre and the Holiday Inn Express Duxford. Complimentary transport will be provided morning and evening. Further details will follow after confirmation of your successful application.


If you have any questions, please contact
lucy.criddle@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk


 

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