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Genomics England Research Conference 2019

November 4 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Genomics England Research Conference 2019

Genomics England Research Conference


The power of 100,000 whole genomes, presented for the first time by clinical, academic and industry researchers.


The inaugural Genomics England Research Conference will showcase world-leading research that is being done with the data from the 100,000 Genomes Project.

100,000 whole genomes have now been sequenced from NHS patients to harness the potential of genomic medicine. Commercial and academic research is integral to this effort and the conference will provide a meeting of the minds for GeCIP and Discovery Forum members, 100,000 Genomes Project participants and Genomics England staff.

The day will begin with a plenary talk by Professor David Goldstein, Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University and Chief Adviser for Genomics at AstraZeneca. This will be followed with concurrent sessions of research talks selected from abstracts, submitted by GeCIP and Discovery Forum members. These panels will be integrated with discussion panels, debates, stories from participants, as well as clinics and demos on the Genomics England Research Environment. Lunch will be provided for attendees and results from the poster competition will be announced at the closing plenary, before the networking drinks reception at the end of the day.


More information can be found on the Genomics England event webpage.

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.