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May 2014

ECRD 2014: The European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products

May 8 - May 10
Andel's Hotel,
Landsberger allee 106, Berlin, D-10369 Germany
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The European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products is a unique event where patients, policy makers, healthcare professionals, industry, payers, regulators, researchers and academics are given the opportunity to meet, exchange information and ideas and join together in the fight against rare diseases.

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ECRD: RD-Connect pre-conference tutorial

May 8 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Andel's Hotel,
Landsberger allee 106, Berlin, D-10369 Germany
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RD-Connect will be hosting a tutorial prior to the start of the ECRD 2014. During this tutorial, participants will gain a greater appreciation of the aims and objectives of RD-Connect and how different user groups e.g. patients/patient representatives, researchers and industry can best utilise the platform. Specifically, we will discuss topics such as the integration of bioinformatics tools, registries and biobanks into the platform, and also the legal, ethical and regulatory issues that need to be considered. This tutorial will be of interest to those working in the rare disease field who would like to learn more about the RD-Connect platform, in particular clinicians, researchers, patient advocacy groups and industry.

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ESHG 2014 Satellite Meeting

May 30
Milano Congressi,
Viale Eginardo (Gate 2), Milan, Italy
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ESHG, EuroGentest and 3GbTest are organising “Clinical and quality issues when introducing new technologies in genomics” on Friday the 30th of May in Milan, the day before the ESHG starts.

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ESHG 2014

May 31 - June 3
Milano Congressi,
Viale Eginardo (Gate 2), Milan, Italy
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The European Human Genetics Conference (now in its 47th year) is a forum for all workers in human and medical genetics to review advances and develop research collaborations. The conference has become one of the premier events in the field of human genetics with over 3.000 delegates, more than 215 oral presentations, 13 workshops, 8 educational sessions, and over 150 exhibiting companies. The ESHG conference is where the latest developments in human genetics are discussed, and where professionals from all…

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July 2014

ISMB 2014

July 11 - July 15
John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center,
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference brings together computational biology researchers of every career stage from around the world. Hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), ISMB has grown over 22 years to become the world’s largest bioinformatics/computational biology conference. ISMB convenes an interdisciplinary group of scientists dedicated to the advancement of biological discovery through computation. educates scholars at all stages of their career showcases state-of-the-art advances in the dynamic fields of computational biology and bioinformatics…

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Phenotype Day

July 12
John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center,
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Call for Papers: Phenotype Day – joint iniative with BioLink and BioOntologies SIG 12 July 2014 Boston, MA, co-located with ISMB 2014 http://phenoday2014.bio-lark.org/ – Confirmed invited speaker: Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (University of Zurich) – One other invited speaker TBA – Special Issue of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics with selected accepted, extended publications. Important Dates: – Paper Submission: Apr 11, 2014 – Notifications: May 9, 2014 – Camera-Ready Versions: May 16, 2014 Description: We cordially invite submissions from researchers and…

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Molecular Neurology and Therapeutics

July 12 - July 18
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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This popular Wellcome Trust course provides a concentrated examination of the molecular basis of neurological diseases and strategies being developed for their treatment. The course curriculum offers a unique opportunity to learn the latest concepts associated with the study of both rare and common neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke, the ataxias, Fragile X syndrome and others. Participants will discuss in detail the strengths and weaknesses of the experimental evidence underlying our current understanding of these diseases and how this knowledge is being…

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September 2014

ECCB’14

September 7 - September 10
Strasbourg Convention Centre,
Avenue Schutzenberger, Strasbourg, 67000 France
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ECCB’14 is the key European computational biology event in 2014 gathering scientists working at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, biology, and medicine. New challenges are emerging today in these fields with the recent advances in low-cost ultra-fast sequencing, bio-imaging and big-data approaches. Databases and software are evolving especially rapidly. Nonetheless, new algorithms are still required to improve computing with massive biological or biomedical data. Indeed, multi-scale integrative analyses are struggling to deal with…

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2014 Golden Helix Summer School

September 11 - September 15
Apollo Resort Hotel,
18010 Agia Marina, Aegina Island, Greece
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The 2014 Golden Helix Summer School will be held in the beautiful island of Aegina, close to Athens, Greece, 11-15 September 2014. The theme of the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School is “Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Medicine: Bridging research and the clinic” and will revolve around the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine. Over 20 internationally renowned speakers from around the world form the prestigious faculty of this Summer school, who will deliver timely updates in their area of expertise, including…

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October 2014

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014

October 18 - October 22
San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting is held each fall in a major U.S. or Canadian city and attracts over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus almost 250 exhibiting companies, which makes it the world’s largest gathering of human genetic professionals. The 2014 meeting will take place in San Diego, California, from 18-22 October.

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