ICGCW 2018


Organized by 

Tata Memorial Centre, ISCG & Indo-UK Genetic Education Forum at ACTREC, TMC, Navi Mumbai 

*Royal College of Physicians (London) Continued Professional Development Credits (12 hrs) applied for

The Cancer Genetics Unit at ACTREC & Tata Memorial Hospital is the apex comprehensive cancer genetic referral centre in South Asia. It has registered 7000 families with diverse hereditary cancers & performs molecular genetic analysis for 21 genes with Sanger Sequencing, MSI testing, MLPA & NGS. This is the 4 th annual conference and workshop in Cancer Genetics. Cancer Genetic services are now being offered in many hospitals. Several private and academic labs have started offering genetic tests for several clinically relevant genes and are increasingly using Next Gen Sequencing. To gain insight in this fast evolving field and discuss issues that are clinically relevant, we invite you to the 4 th ICGCW at ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre.

3 rd - 7 th December 2018 (3 parallel workshops) 

Workshop I: Cancer Genetics Counselling (Maximum 24 participants): Principles of counselling, syndrome identification and work up, pre-test & post test counselling, family counselling, VUS counselling, management of mutation carriers with screening, chemoprevention & prophylactic surgery 

Workshop II: Molecular Genetic analysis & functional Genomics (Maximum 24 participants): PCR and trouble shooting, Genotyping with CSGE, RFLP, TaqMan and its validation, Sanger sequencing with troubleshooting, MLPA analysis, Bioinformatic analysis and drafting reports of genetic test; Functional Genomics Workshop 

III: Next Generation Sequencing (Maximum 12 participants): Demonstration cum hands on training in Exome/Transcriptome Library preparation, quantification & pooling of libraries for Next Gen Sequencing on HiSeq/MiSeq; Bioinformatic analysis Workshop 

IV: One day Breast MRI workshop (8 th Dec 2018) 

8 th -10th December 2018 (Cancer Genetics Conference)

Leading experts from India, USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia & Middle East will discuss various basic, translational and clinical aspects of Cancer Genetics and Genomics covering common & rare syndromes. Techniques, approaches and interpretation of genetic testing and issues in genetic counselling and risk management of mutation carriers will be discussed. Through workshops, posters, scientific and interactive sessions, the participants will gain knowledge and skills useful for initiating and refining laboratory and clinical cancer genetics research and service programs.

Confirmed International Faculty (in alphabetical order) 

1. Prof. Margreet Ausems Head, Oncogenetics, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands 
2. Prof. Shirley Hodgson Professor Emeritus, Clinical Genetics, St George’s Hospital, London, UK 
3. Prof. Humphrey Hodgson Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Medicine & Hepatology, University College London, UK 
4. Prof. Dhavendra Kumar Professor, Clinical Genetics & Genomic Medicine, University of South Wales and Cardiff, UK 
5. Dr. Kirti Kulkarni Breast Radiologist, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA 
6. Prof Finlay Macrae Head, Colorectal Medicine & Genetics, The Royal Melbourne Hospital & Manager, InSiGHT Global Variant Database 
7. Dr Ranjit Manchanda Consultant Gynaec Oncologist, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
8. Prof . Fahd Al Mulla Prof. of Molecular Pathology, Kuwait University Medical School, Kuwait 
9. Prof. Funmi Olopade, Professor of Medicine & Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago, USA 
10. Dr. Mark Rogers Consultant Clinical Geneticist, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, UK 
11. Dr. Abeer Al Saegh Head, Genetics Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman 
12. Dr. Chandra Settara, Head Cancer Genomic Unit & Genomics Core, NHGRI / NIH, Bethesda, USA 
13. Ms Yoon Sook-Yee Genetic Counsellor, Head, Familial Research Project, Cancer Research, Malaysia

Focus on specific aspects of Hereditary Cancers & Genetics 

When to suspect hereditary cancer; Genetic Counselling; Genetic Testing – its reporting and interpretation; Prevention, Surveillance & Management of Carriers 

**Genetic basis of Inherited cancer; Founder & Recurrent mutations 
**Syndrome Identification & Genotype –Phenotype correlation 
**Genetic Testing – techniques, interpretation, reporting, pitfalls, VUS 
**Genetic Counselling – Ethical, Legal & Psychosocial Issues 
**Unique aspects of Clinical management of Hereditary cancers 
**Prophylactic Surgery & Chemoprevention in Mutation carriers 
**Somatic mutations in cancers and Targeted therapy 
**Next Gen Sequencing & new Research avenues in cancer genetics 

Who should attend the Conference? 

Trainees & Professionals working / planning to work in Cancer Genetics 

• Oncologists (Medical, Surgical & Radiation) 
• Clinical / Medical Geneticists 
• Radiologists, Pathologists & Translational Scientist 
• Preventive & Community Medicine 
• Genetic Counsellors & Clinical Psychologists 
• PhD/ MD/ MS/ DM/ MCh students 
• Industry / Labs engaged or planning to start molecular diagnostics

For enquiries & details see “Meetings” on ACTREC website - www.actrec.gov.in or mail us at ICGCW2018@gmail.com or call +91-22-27405000 ext 5092/5529 +91-7400391687 

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