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The Fifty-Sixth Annual Great Lakes Genomics Conference

DATES: May 17-18, 2018
LOCATION: 89 Chestnut Street, University of Toronto

ACCOMMODATION: Conference rates are not available at the Metropolitan Hotel or at the University of Toronto Residences. Please make your reservations early!

Doubletree by Hilton: 108 Chestnut St, Toronto (formerly The Metropolitan Hotel)
Telephone: 1 (800) 668-6600 or 1 (416) 599-0555

University of Toronto 89 Chestnut St, Toronto
Residences: Telephone: 1 (416) 977-0707x8211; press 0


1. Advance registration (by April 15, 2018)
Regular: $150 (CDN or USD) One Day: $100 (CDN or USD)

Student: $70 (CDN or USD) One Day: $40 (CDN or USD)

2. Late registration (April 16 - May 18, 2018)
Regular: $200 (CDN or USD) One Day: $150 (CDN or USD)
Student: $100 (CDN or USD) One Day: $70 (CDN or USD)

A continental breakfast and lunch for both days of the meeting, as well as a wine and cheese after Thursday's sessions, are included in the registration fee.


The H. Allen Gardner Memorial Lecturer:
Dr. David Malkin
Director, Cancer Genetics Program
Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Combined Genome and Transcriptome Analysis: The Kids Cancer Sequencing Program (KICS)

Here is a sampling of topics this year:

George Charames, Co-Director Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Mount Sinai Hospital
- RNAseq in Sarcomas

Michael Brudno, Director, Centre for Computational Medicine, Sr. Scientist, Genetics and Genomic Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
- PhenoTips: Global Genotype-Phenotype Correlations

Mehran Karimadeh Reghbati, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
- Virtual ChIP-seq in Renal Carcinoma: predicting transcription factor binding by learning from the transcriptome

Paul Harms, Associate Director, Molecular Dermatopathology Diagnostic Laboratory
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
- Practical Applications of Molecular Studies in Melanoma Diagnosis

Carl Virtanen, Associate Director, HPC4 Health, Princess Margaret Hospital
- Bioinformatic Approaches to Big Data and Cloud Computing

Abdul Noor, Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics, Mt. Sinai Hospital
- Patient choice and clinical outcomes following positive prenatal microarray results

...and the always popular interesting case and problems; session will be coordinated by:

Andrea Vaags, Cytogenomicist and Discipline Lead, Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
- Group presentation on interesting cases or lab-related problems

Online registration is available by clicking here, you will be redirected.

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