Meetings

24 August 2015 – Final Symposium: “3Gb-TEST; Introducing diagnostic applications of ‘3Gb-testing’ in human genetics”
On Monday August 24th a symposium will be organised at the Leiden University Medical Center. This will be the final meeting for the 3Gb-TEST project, the project ends on August 31st 2015. The milestones which have been achieved in the project will be high-lighted and we will have presentations on e.g. Genome diagnostics, ethical and quality issues to consider and the future of whole genome sequencing. The programme is available and the registration is open and free of charge.  The registration is closed.

5 June 2015 – Regional Meeting Glasgow: “From genetic testing to genome diagnostics: Quality, clinical utility and counselling issues”
On Friday the 5th of June, a meeting was organized at the ESHG in Glasgow by 3Gb-TEST, EuroGentest and ESHG. The title of the meeting was ‘From genetic testing to genome diagnostics; Quality, clinical utility and counselling issues”. Around 70 people joined for the interesting presentations and interactive workshops. The programme can be found here and the meeting report here.

1-2 June 2015 –  Course: “Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions”
A 2-day course on the Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions, at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. This course covers topics on what every biologist should know about de novo assembly and study design, overview of available technologies and sampling strategies, methodologies and framework for de novo assembly (haploid and polyploid genomes), gap closure, quality assessment and functional annotation. 3Gb-TEST is sponsoring this course. For the programme and registration look here.

4 May 2015 – “When Opportunity Knocks: Understanding the Ethical, Legal and Social aspects of clinical Whole Genome Sequencing”
A regional meeting of the 3Gb-TEST project was be held on May 4 at Salle Jacques Pous, Faculté de Medicine, 37 Allees Jules Guesde, Toulouse, France. The topic of the workshop was the  ethical, legal and philosophical issues relating to clinical Whole Genome Sequencing and the creation of guidelines in this field. The morning consisted of seminars given by clinicians, bioethicists, lawyers and philosophers.  The afternoon involved a round table discussion on some of the topics evoked during the morning seminars. The programme is available here as well as the Meeting Report.

27-30 April 2015 – “13th International Symposium on Mutation in the Genome: detection, genome sequencing & interpretation”
3Gb-TEST is sponsoring a talk at the 13th International Symposium on Mutation in the Genome, organised in the Holliday Inn in Leiden (The Netherlands). For the programme look here. Claudia Ruivenkamp will give a presentation at Monday April 27th at 16:10 with the title; “Is exome sequencing of single patients with intellectual disability an effective diagnostic strategy? And what about whole genome sequencing?”

20-23 April 2015 – ‘NGS Course; next-generation sequencing in a diagnostic setting’
A 4-day course on NGS in Prague was organized in collaboration with the “National coordination centre for rare diseases at University Hospital Motol” in the period of 20-23 April 2015. The focus of the course was on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practicals (practicals were fully booked by 32 participants). The programme is available here. There were 148 registrations and one of the participants wrote a course report.

22 April 2015 – 3Gb-TEST Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting: “Genotranslation: Interpretation of genome data in diagnostics”
The 3Gb-TEST Consortium has organized in collaboration with the “National coordination centre for rare diseases at University Hospital Motol” an evening of talks at April 22nd in the Cinema Hall of the Pyramida Hotel in Prague. The programme of the meeting can be found here and the meeting report here.

19 March 2015 – Regional meeting “(WGS) NGS as tool in diagnostics” in Lund
On the 19th of March a regional meeting on whole genome sequencing; “(WGS) NGS as tool in diagnostics”, was organised at the University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. For the programme of this meeting click here. The meeting was finalized with a group discussion on a practical work flow. For an abstract on the presentations and meeting look here.

7 November 2014 – Journée « NGS en diagnostic » – ‘Le NGS en pratique de diagnostic’ – French regional meeting
The French language was the main language used at a regional meeting in Paris, held on the 7th of November 2014 (Faculté de médecine de Cochin, amphithéâtre Luton, Rez-de-chaussée 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques. 75014 Paris). The title of this meeting was “Journée « NGS en diagnostic »”. More than 300 participants attended the meeting. The main topics of the meeting were the EuroGentest guidelines, quality assessment, variant analysis, bioinformatics, the selection of technologies in relation to the reimbursement system, ethics, and validation procedures. We regret that not all participants could be seated and apologize for this. Considering the large number of participants and the positive feedback, we conclude that this meeting was a real success. Programme

8-11 September 2014 – ‘NGS Course; next-generation sequencing in a diagnostic setting’
A 4-day course on NGS in Athens was organized in the period of 8-11September 2014. The focus of the course was on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practicals.  42 Participants followed the interesting lectures and 32 also did the afternoon practicals according to the programme, The course was evaluated very well by the participants and one of the participants wrote a course report.

9 September 2014 – Next-generation sequencing and genomic applications in disease and health: has the future arrived?’
The 3Gb-test Consortium has organized an evening of talks at September 9 2014 next to the Acropolis of Athens and the symbolic Parthenon Temple, on aspects related to one of the latest technologies to be introduced into genomics. We are already witnessing fundamental changes in many aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice as Next-generation sequencing is being introduced. The symposium included an interesting assortment of talks related to the predicted revolutionary consequences on biomedicine and the wider society when NGS goes mainstream. programme and Meeting Report .

30 May 2014 – ‘Clinical and quality issues when introducing new technologies in genomics’
On Friday the 30th of May 2014 a meeting was organized at the ESHG in Milan by 3Gb-TEST, EuroGentest and ESHG. The title of the meeting was ‘Clinical and quality issues when introducing new technologies in genomics’. 76 Participants joined the exciting talks and workshops. The programme and Meeting Report are available.

27 March 2014 – PERMED Meeting Berlin
On March 27th Bert Bakker, the coordinator of the 3Gb-TEST project, gave a workshop at the PERMED meeting in Berlin. The title of the workshop was; “Basic Research / New Technologies”. For the complete programme of the 2-day symposium look here.

7 March 2014 – 3Gb-TEST/TECHGENE Meeting
On the 7th of March 2014 a symposium was organized by 3Gb-TEST in collaboration with TECHGENE.  The maximum number of participants (175) came to the NCB Naturalis in leiden. The title of the meeting was ‘The future of molecular genetic testing´. The programme can be found here. Presentations, for which the speakers gave permission to be on the website, are available Bakker Cambon Bianchi Chitty Hubbard Brand.