ICGC Workshop

The 12th Scientific Workshop of the ICGC

We are pleased to announce the 12th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), taking place September 19 to 21, 2016 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA. Please plan on attending the welcome reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Septmber 19, 2016 and staying throughout the meeting, which is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m. on September 21, 2016.

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

July 28, 2016

                1. Abstract(s) to Nathan Hao at
Submit:    2. CGP summary(ies) to Nathan Hao at
                3. Data to Data Coordination Center at https://submissions.dcc.icgc.org

July 28, 2016 Book hotel
TBD Confirm intention to display poster
August/September 2016 Speakers selected for Hot Topics sessions to be notified
Workshop: The 12th Scientific Workshop of the International Cancer Genome Consortium
Hosts: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Date: September 19 to 21, 2016
Location: Boston, USA