ICGC Workshop

The Ninth Scientific Workshop of the ICGC

We are pleased to announce that the ninth scientific workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), taking place May 17 to May 19, 2014 at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) Lecture Hall, at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) in Beijing, China. The CAMS complex is located in central Beijing and within walking distance to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Registration is now closed, for further details please contact
Jennifer Jennings at jennifer.jennings@oicr.on.ca.

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 55 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.

Workshop: The 9th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium
Hosts: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, BGI, the National Cancer Center of China
and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Date: May 17 to May 19, 2014
Location: Beijing, China