ICGC Workshop

The 10th Scientific Workshop of the ICGC

We are pleased to announce the 10th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), taking place February 15 to February 17, 2015 at the Gran Guardia in Verona, Italy. Please plan on attending the welcome reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on February 15, 2015 and staying throughout the meeting, which is scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2015.

This workshop is restricted to members of the ICGC. You must register to attend this event.

The ICGC serves as a forum for international cancer communities to discuss common problems and share "lessons learned" through an international network that is dedicated to thoroughly characterizing the myriad genomic changes across many types of cancer. To achieve this goal, the ICGC has developed policies and quality control criteria to guide the various in-country funding bodies in designing their respective cancer genome characterization projects. With patient protection policies fully harmonized, the ICGC provides an open-access, federated database that enables access to data from more than 74 international projects.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and coordinate the range of issues related to the development and implementation of ICGC projects. Examples of anticipated discussion topics/sessions include sample acquisition and stewardship; patient informed consent and bioethics; data management and analysis; verification; data-sharing; funding models; and genome characterization technologies.

Important Deadlines and Key Dates

October 31, 2014 The deadline to book accommodations at specially-negotiated rates has passed
November 30, 2014 Submit visa application if necessary
December 10, 2014

                1. Abstract(s) to Jaypee Trinidad at jaypee.trinidad@oicr.on.ca
Submit:     2. CGP summary(ies) to Jaypee Trinidad at
                3. Data to Data Coordination Center at

                **Abstracts received after this deadline will not be considered
                for the agenda nor included in the participant booklet.

Mid-January 2015 Speakers selected for Hot Topics sessions to be notified
February 1, 2015 Arrange for local print of poster by emailing Jessica Cattazzo at info@grafichebiemmeci.com
Workshop: The 10th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium
Hosts: ARC-Net, the University of Verona, the University Hospital Trust
and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Date: February 15 to February 17, 2015
Location: Verona, Italy