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Istanbul Symposium-Genomics in Reproductive Medicine

16 Nov 2013 - 16 Nov 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey



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Istanbul Symposium-Genomics in Reproductive Medicine November 16, 2013
 
ACIBADEM UNIVERSITESI, Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul 

Symposium-Genomics application on Clinics will be held on 16th of November 2013, ACIBADEM UNIVERSITESI, Istanbul, Turkey. The main topics will focus on Genetic Testing and Diagnosis (Exome diagnosis, Monogenic Diseases, Personalized Medicine), Reproductive Genetics Testing (IVF and PGD/PGS, NIPT and NIFTY) 

We expect to have around 200 high ranked participants who are the top researchers from leading European research centers, universities as well as clinical and diagnose fields. The aim of the conference is to share experiences of how to bring ideas from genomics research institutes into clinic application, and we believe that you vast experience and foresight will contribute a lot to the symposium. We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul. 

Speakers:
Radoje Drmanac, Complete Genomics Inc, USA, and BGI, China 
Niels Grarup, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
Wei Wang, BGI, China 
Tayfun Bagis, Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
Necati Findikli, Bahceci Health Group, Turkey 
 Yutao Du, BGI, China 
Grover Yu, BGI, China 
Ibrahim Bildirici, Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
Oktay Kadayifc, Onkim Stem Cell Technologies Inc., Turkey 
Alfonso Alba Menéndez , Instituto de Estudios Celulares Y Moleculares, Spain 
Timur Gurgan , Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
David Stejskal, Gennet, Czech Republic 

Program: 8:00 - 9:00
Registration 9:00 - 9:10
Welcome speech from Chairman-- Prof. Mete Gungor, Turkey Genetic Diagnosis 
Session 
9:10 - 9:35 Accurate and Affordable WGS as the Ultimate Genetic Test for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Genomic Healthcare-- Radoje Drmanac, Complete Genomics Inc, USA, and BGI, China 
9:35 - 10:00 Transonic medicine-Genetic variation in clinical diabetes management and prevention-- Niels Grarup, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
10:00 - 10:25 Medical practice of genomics at BGI-- Wei Wang, BGI, China 
10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break Pre-natal Session 1: IVF and PGD/PGS 
10:45 - 11:10 Molecular mechanisms of repeated implantation failure-- Tayfun Bagis, Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
11:10 - 11:35 PGS technology in ART from Laboratory and Clinical perspective: Past and Present-- Necati Findikli, Bahceci Health Group, Turkey 
11:35 - 12:00 PGS with MPS, a promising way to improve pregnancy-- Yutao Du, BGI, China 
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break Pre-natal 

Session 2: 
NIPD and NIFTY 13:00 - 13:30 NIPT: BGI NIFTY experience and beyond (Chromosomal Microdeletion and Microduplication)-- Grover Yu, BGI, China 
13:30 - 14:00 The Practice of Prenatal Diagnosis in Turkey-- Ibrahim Bildirici, Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
14:00 - 14:30 Ethical and Legal Aspects of early pregnancy fetal diagnosis-- Oktay Kadayifc, Onkim Stem Cell Technologies Inc., Turkey 
14:30 - 15:00 NGS utility in common gynecological disorders-- Alfonso Alba Menéndez , Instituto de Estudios Celulares Y Moleculares, Spain 
15:00 - 15:30 Translating genomic research into clinical practice: ACIBADEM Experiences-- Timur Gurgan , Acibadem Hospital, Turkey 
15:30 - 16:00 Non-invasive Prenatal Test in Prague and CEE Region-- David Stejskal, Gennet, Czech Republic 
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break 
16:30 - 17:30 Open Discussion between speakers and attendees: 
Q & A 18:00 Welcome Party Register: 


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