ICGC Workshop

The 11th Scientific Workshop of the ICGC

We are pleased to announce the 11th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), taking place December 2 to 4, 2015 at the Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India. Please plan on attending the welcome reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on December 2, 2015 and staying throughout the meeting, which is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m. on December 4, 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 88 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 15, 2015

                1. Abstract(s) to Jaypee Trinidad at jaypee.trinidad@oicr.on.ca
                and/or
Submit:    2. CGP summary(ies) to Jaypee Trinidad at jaypee.trinidad@oicr.on.ca
                and/or
                3. Data to Data Coordination Center at https://submissions.dcc.icgc.org

November 2, 2015 Book hotel https://goo.gl/uyUptD
November 2, 2015 Arrange for local print of poster by emailing your high-resolution (300 dpi) file in PDF format to Kishore Amin icgc@actrec.gov.in
Late November 2015 Speakers selected for Hot Topics sessions to be notified
Workshop: The 11th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium
Hosts: Tata Memorial Centre – Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer,
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Date: December 2 to December 4, 2015
Location: Mumbai, India