14 Must-Attend Genomic and Biotechnology Conferences and Courses for 2024

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher, a budding scientist, or a biotech industry professional, the right conference or course can dramatically enrich your knowledge and expand your network. As the world of science progresses at a breakneck pace, attending these events can provide you with insights into the latest technologies, research findings, and regulatory practices. Here’s our 15 must-attend genomic and biotechnology conferences and courses in 2024 that promise to set the stage for innovation and collaboration. From exclusive workshops to international summits, these gatherings are crucial for anyone looking to make a significant impact in the fields of genomics and biotechnology.

  

Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting (ACMG) 

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When: 12-16 March 

Where: Toronto, Canada 

With a focus on Cancer genetics and therapeutics, biochemical/ metabolic’s, clinical genetics and therapeutics, health services and implementation, laboratory genetics, genomics prenatal genetics, research methods, SELI, Public health and policy. 

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Geneyx Courses: Clinical Variant Interpretation Analysis 

The Geneyx course was created for a wide range of health professionals across various fields, including clinical practitioners (both experienced consultants and trainees) and clinical scientists. This course aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise in Variant Interpretation Principles and a thorough grasp of the variant interpretation guidelines established by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG).  

To join the course participants must fulfill the required knowledge: Basic genetics, Population genetics, and Genetic work-up methodologies. 

When: 5 March – 30 April 2024 

Where: Online 

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Upcoming Course: Pharmacogenomics

Starting Date: 10 September 2024

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Human Genome Meeting (HUGO) 

The Human Genome Meeting (HGM2024) is a yearly conference series organized by the Human Genome Organization (HUGO). HGM is a comprehensive scientific gathering for genetic and genomic researchers.   

When: March 12-15, 2024 

Where: Durban, South Africa 

Website: https://www.hugo-international.org/human-genome-meeting/ 

  

PacBio Roadshow 

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Geneyx is a preferred partner for PacBio HiFi sequencing.  

Geneyx’s VP Global Sales, Willem Haagmans will be there to answer all your questions on long-read sequencing, whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing and gene panels.  

When: April 23-24 

Where: Lisbon Portugal  

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London Calling “In-Person and Virtual” 

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Geneyx has been invited to exhibit as a featured partner of Oxford Nanopore Technologies at London Calling

Suzanne Drury, Geneyx FAS presented Hagar Mor Shaked’s poster. Poster title:  “Long‐read whole genome sequencing uncovers a deletion upstream to HOXD13 causing synpolydactyly”

Willem Haagmans, Geneyx VP Global Sales will also be there to answer any questions you have on Lond Read Sequencing.

Nanopore technologies London Calling is a renowned event in the genomics community, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options. This conference provides a platform for researchers, scientists, and industry experts to exchange ideas, present their latest findings, and explore emerging technologies in genomics. Participants can expect insightful sessions, keynote presentations, poster exhibitions, and networking opportunities. 

When: 21 – 24 May 2024  

Where: London, United Kingdom  

Geneyx is a proud partner of Oxford Nanopore Technologie, look here for more information on the collaboration. 

 

Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) Summer Meeting 

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Be sure to stop by and meet Suzanne Claire Drury (Geneyx FAS) there to answer your NGS questions. Come and see firsthand the latest solution for Whole genome Sequencing, Short-read sequencing, Long-read, Exome sequencing “𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒚𝒙 𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒚𝒔𝒊𝒔”.

When: 10-11 June 2024

Where: ICC, Bermingham


This is a great chance to advance your career, stay informed, and connect with like-minded professionals in the Genomic industry.


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Festival of Genomics and Biodata Boston 

The Festival of Genomics and Biodata in Boston is a dynamic event that brings together scientists, researchers, and industry leaders to explore the latest trends and developments in genomics and biodata analysis. With a diverse program featuring keynote speakers, workshops, and networking sessions, this festival serves as a hub for innovation and collaboration in life sciences. 

When: 12-13 June 2024 

Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

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Entrance is Free for most people and they are encouraging people from all over the globe to join. The sessions cover genomics, biodata analysis, bioinformatics, and more. Participants gain insights into the future of personalized medicine and precision healthcare. Designed mainly for scientists and clinicians engaged in genomics, omics, and biodata utilization, focusing on driving research, drug discovery, and healthcare advancements to improve patient outcomes. This event features 160 world-class speakers and challenging discussions. 7 theaters of presentations and panel discussions, along with roundtable discussions and workshops for interactive learning. Post-event recordings are available for missed sessions. 

Speakers to look out for: 

Anne Marie Comeau, Deputy Director at UMASS Chan Medical School;  

Arezou Ghazani, Director of Clinical Genomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Estefany Flores-Godaire, Director of Centering Prenatal Care 

Isabelle Thiffault, Director of Translational Genomics at Children’s Mercy Hospital 

Maria Dunford, CEO & Founder of Lifebit 

Zora Modrusan, Senior Director of NGS at Genentech. 

  

Children’s Mercy – Genomic Course 

Geneyx in collaboration with Children’s Mercy 

The Genomic Medicine Short Course offered by Children’s Mercy Hospital is designed to provide participants with comprehensive insights into genomic medicine using the Geneyx Analysis solution. This course covers various aspects of genomic research, clinical applications, and ethical considerations in genomic healthcare. Participants will benefit from interactive sessions, case studies, and expert-led discussions. 

Where: Onsite and virtual attendance 

When: June 10-13, 2024 

Website: Children’s Mercy Genomic Medicine Short Course 

Topics for the course include: 

Technical and analytic aspects of DNA and RNA 

Variant analysis 

Gene regulation and epigenetics 

Polygenic Risk Scores 

Clinical and ethical implications of genomics 

The course directors include: 

Emily Farrow, PhD, Course Director 

Kadriye O. Lewis, EdD, Educational Director 

Courtney Berrios, CGC 

(“This course was approved for 25.84 Category 1 Contact hours by NSGC in 2023 and 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). The 2024 course will be submitted for CEU and CME approval. Attendees should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”) 

  

European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) 2024 

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The ESHG Annual Meeting is a premier event in the field of human genetics, bringing together researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals from around the world. Expect to hear recognition from the “Early Career Awards”, you can win EUR600, together with a free participation at the next conference for outstanding research by early career scientists. This year the focus is on cutting-edge research, clinical applications, and ethical issues in human genetics., tThis conference offers a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and professional development. 

Dates: 1 – 4 June 2024  

Where: Berlin, Germany / Hybrid conference 

Website: ESHG 2024 

Speakers to look out for: 

Roos Hopman, Germany 

Samuli Ripatti, Finland 

Megan Scott, South Africa 

Maurizio Genuardi, Italy 

Gen Nishimura, Japan 

  

International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biology 

The 18th International Conference with the aim of providing a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted in the fields of Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biology. 

When: August 10, 2024, 9:00 am EDT 

Venue: Dubai – UAE 

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You can expect insightful presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions covering a wide range of topics in human genetics. 

  

BioTechX USA 2024 

The theme for BioTechX USA “Data. AI. Precision. Innovation.” The event aims to bridge the gap between pharma, healthcare, and academia, enhancing collaborations. With +50 companies in biotech exhibIting. 

When: September 17-18, 2024 

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia 

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Keynote Speaker to look out for:   

Ravinder Singh, Mayo Clinic 

Shahed Iqbal, executive director and head, Molecular Epidemiology, Biomarker Sciences at Gilead Sciences 

Xiaoying Wu, VP, Data Science Solutions, Privacy & Ethics, R&D at Johnson & Johnson Innovation 

Nuvan Dassanaike, SVP of Marketing and Digital Strategy at Accord Healthcare 

  

BioTechX Europe 2024 

An exceptional online speaker event. BioTechX proposes to be Europe’s largest pharmaceutical development and healthcare event. With keynote speakers from around the globe talking on important topics.  

  

Dates: October 9-10, 2024 

Location: Messe Basel, Switzerland 

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Speakers to look out for: 

How will AI change the life science industry, by Patrick Moeller, CIO ,Bayer Pharmaceuticals, 

AI in Drug Development and Discovery by Faisal Khan, Corporate Vice President AI and Analytics, Novo Nordisk 

Creating real value through AI in biopharma – beyond the hype! By Patrick Loerch, Senior Vice President, Clinical Data Science, Gilead Sciences 

Unlocking the Future of Cancer Treatment: Pioneering Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery by Ana Maria Florescu, Associate Director, Precision Oncology and Virology, Molecular Partners AG 

  

Geneyx Courses: Clinical Variant Interpretation Analysis  

A repeat of a very popular course we held at the beginning of the year, 2024. Clinical Variant Interpretation Analysis is a vital process in genomics that involves evaluating genetic differences to determine their clinical importance. It’s essential for diagnosing genetic disorders, guiding treatment decisions and informing patient management strategies.  

  Geneyx Course Feedback from the course: I can say that the course was very informative and made to the point. Although every session took an hour, yet it was full of useful data.  

My best part was the CNV as it was always hard to understand 

10 September – 8 October , 2024 

Where: Online

Next Gen Omics 

The 16th Annual Next Generation Sequencing & Clinical Diagnostics Congress is an important event for researchers working in clinical genomics, diagnostics, and bioinformatics. It brings together experts who present the latest advancements in these areas. The conference is a great opportunity to learn about innovations in diagnostics development, clinical genomics, and multi-omics data analysis.   

When: 23-25 October, 2024 

Where: London UK 

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Speakers to watch out for: 

Harpreet Saini, Senior Director, Bioinformatics at Astex Pharmaceuticals 

Clive D’Santos, Head of Proteomics at Cambridge University 

Michael Ziller, Professor in Functional Genomics, Psychiatry at the University of Münster 

  

Next Gen Omics 

When: 4-5 December 2024

Where: San Diega, CA, USA

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We recommend the following tracks at Next Gen Omics: 

Day One | Track 3: Bioinformatics Approaches, Methodologies & Technologies 

Day One | Track 4: Leveraging Multi-Omics in Precision Medicine in Pharma 

Day Two | Track 1: Clinical Genomics 

Day Two | Track 2: Multi Omic Data Integration, Harmonization & Analytics 

Day Three | Track 1: NGS Applications in the Clinic for Diagnostics Development 

Day Three | Track 2: Multi-Omics in Cancer Discovery in Pharma 

  

Speakers we recommend: 

Anoja Perera, Director, Sequencing and Discovery Genomics at the Stowers Institute 

Koichi Hashikawa, Senior Scientist, Computational Biology at the Johnson and Johnson Innovative Medicine 

More to come soon. 

  

Festival of Genomics and Biodata London 

This Festival is the UK’s biggest yearly life sciences event, drawing over 5,000 attendees. It is the go-to event for the UK genomics community, and covers a wide range of topics including biodata, diagnostics, drug discovery, AI, proteomics, and more. In January 2024, there were 280+ speakers, 12 content-filled theaters, the Genome Dome, Talkaoke, roundtable discussions, workshops and 2025 is planning to be even bigger. Agenda and speakers TBA. 

When: 29th – 30th January 2025. 

Where: London   

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Speakers to look out for: 

Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England 

Richard Scott, Interim CEO, Genomics England 

Ian Young, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health, Northern Ireland 

Sandi Deans, Scientific and Laboratory Deputy Director, Genomics Unit, NHS England 

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