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Epigenomics of Common Diseases Virtual Conference

November 18 2020 @ 1:00 PM - November 20 2020 @ 7:00 PM

The 9th Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference invites scientists working on experimental and computational epigenomics and epigenetics to showcase the latest developments in the field and discuss epigenomic approaches in common human diseases.

Epigenetic variation plays an important role in disease processes and provides a promising focus for disease prediction, prevention and treatment. Technological advancements in the past few years have fuelled a dramatic increase in the scale, breadth and availability of epigenomic reference maps, including populational and environmental epigenomic datasets.

The conference will cover a broad spectrum of epigenomic discoveries, opportunities and challenges in human normal biology and in disease.

Topics will include:

  • Single cell & technology
  • Epigenetic classifiers
  • Chromatin regulation in disease
  • Population studies
  • Multi ‘omics’ and integrative epigenomics
  • Reference annotation

Abstract deadline is 22nd September 2020, registration deadline is 11th November 2020. Please see the Wellcome Genome Campus website for more information.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.