If you’re looking to get up to speed on the latest developments in the field of genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, and precision medicine, there are many options of conferences to choose from.

We created this continually updated list of industry relevant conferences we believe are of interest across those fields. This listing can help you plan and choose wisely – and in a budget-conscious manner – which conferences to devote your time and precious company resources to.

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ConferenceDateLocationTarget AudienceAdditional Information
Future of Genomic MedicineMarch 1-2, 2018La Jolla, CAPhysicians
Human geneticists
Genomic scientists
Healthcare professionals of all disciplines interested in the future of medicine, especially with respect to individualized therapies
The conference’s goal is to use genomic knowledge to change medicine and make it far more precise and individualized. Attention will be paid to the exciting areas of genomic editing to treat diseases, cancer (a disease of the genome), and the use of genetics for preventative medicine. Additional topics include circulating free DNA-based diagnostics, epigenetics, and genomic analytics.
VIB conferences - Applied Bioinformatics in Life ScienceMarch 8-9, 2018Gent, BelgiumAims to showcase cutting edge research and exciting technological solutions presented by leading scientist in the life sciences fields; to offer junior researchers the opportunity to present their work during poster sessions and learn from the world’s experts during the Meet the Expert sessions; to establish opportunities for collaborations between scientists during an accompanying social program including lunches, conference dinners and receptions.
BioData World WestMarch 13-14, 2018San Francisco, CA, USAPharma, biotech, healthcare, and tenchnology industriesBioData West 2018 is bringing together speakers from the pharma, biotech, healthcare and technology industries. Focus is on
1. Artificial Intelligence
2. Genomics and Health
3. Precision Medicine
Genomic Medicine 2018 EdinburghApril 18-19, 2018Edinburg, ScotlandNGS users, researchers and students
NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers
Strong focus on the use of NGS and related genomic technologies to look at human disease.
Bio-IT World Conference & ExpoMay 15-17, 2018Boston, MA, USAPharma/biotech
Computational researchers
Clinical healthcare
IT professionals
Showcasing the myriad of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives.
Attended by 3,300+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 40 countries.
Discussing themes of big data, smart data, cloud computing, trends in IT infrastructure, omics technologies, high-performance computing, data analytics, open source and precision medicine, from the research realm to the clinical arena.
10th Intl. Conference on Genomics & PharmacogenomicsMay 21-23, 2018Barcelona, SpainGenomicists
Pharmacology scientists & health professionals
Genetic counselors
Business entrepreneurs
Software developing companies
Data management companies
Genomics-2018 is a global platform to discuss and learn about Genomics & Pharmacogenomics and its allied areas Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering.
Big data in BiomedicineMay 23-24, 2018Stanford, CA, USAComputational scientists
Clinicians, including oncologists
Addresses challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health.
Researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government and industry.
Lab Automation 2018May 30-31, 2018Virtual conferenceIndividuals with focus in data analysis and informaticsFree virtual conference for professionals interested in the most recent technologies for today’s labs. Laboratory automation is a multi-disciplinary approach benefiting from technologies in the lab that facilitate new and improved processes. Laboratory automation professionals are academic, industry and clinically-based researchers, scientists and engineers who research and develop new technologies to increase productivity, improve data quality, and reduce manual lab processes for more reliable results.
Laboratory automation encompasses different instruments and methodologies used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research in the lab. Technology in present laboratories is imperative to timely research and data output. Laboratories focused on high-throughput screening, chemistry, automated clinical and analytical testing, diagnostics, biorepositories, and others, are more enabled due to advancements in laboratory automation.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual MeetingJune 1-5, 2018Chicago, IL, USAOncology professionalsAnnual Meeting that brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field.
PMWC 2018 MichiganJune 6-7, 2018Ann Arbor, MI, USAPharma/Biotech
Academia/ Research
Tools Company/ Consumer
Medical Centers
Health Providers
Regulatory & Reimbursement
Established conference series that attracts recognized leaders, top global researchers and medical professionals, and innovators across healthcare and biotechnology sectors to showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap between different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration.
ASM MicrobeJune 7-11, 2018Atlanta, GA, USAASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. The conference is attended by more than 10,000 global participants.
2nd Annual Precision Medicine CongressJune 11-12, 2018Munich, GermanyPharma/Biotech
Academia/ Research
Tools Company/ Consumer
Medical Centers
Health Providers
Regulatory & Reimbursement
Presentations designed specifically for senior level attendees from research & academic institutions, clinical research institutions and hospital laboratories as well as major pharmaceutical and biotech companies based mainly in Europe but also worldwide.
Companion Diagnostics (CDx) development
Advances in Molecular Diagnostics
Imaging and Diagnostic Development
Companion Diagnostics for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms
ESHG 2018June 16-19, 2018Milan, ItalyResearchers in all aspects of human genetics including
molecular genetics, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, gene
therapy, genomics and bioinformatics
clinicians and counselors involved in all clinical specialties, particularly clinical geneticists, etc.
Promotes research in basic and applied human and medical genetics. Includes information on structure, courses, events, and membership.
Largest human genetics meeting and exposition of the year in Europe.
Will cover all aspects of human genetics, from the cutting edge of research into the human genome and individual genetic or chromosomal conditions, right through to the practical issues of organising genetic services to deliver
the benefits of this knowledge to our populations.
About 2,700-3,200 attendees.
2nd Annual Advances in Companion Diagnostics CongressJune 25-26, 2018London, UKAcademia, research institutes and PharmaThis event will bring together 175 senior level attendees from academia, research institutes and pharma companies to discuss the current challenges and future perspectives of companion diagnostics.
ISMB/ECCBJuly 6-10, 2018Chicago, ILComputational researchers
IT professionals
Aims at attracting the top research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology.
Typical, but not exclusive, the topics of interest are: Sequence analysis, Evolution and phylogeny, Comparative genomics, Protein structure, Molecular and supramolecular dynamics, Molecular evolution, Gene regulation and transcriptomics, Proteomics, Systems biology, Ontologies, data bases and data integration, Text mining and information extraction, and Human health.
Human Genetics Conference of Australasia (HGSA)August 4-7, 2018Sydney, AustraliaA forum for the various disciplines collected under the title of human genetics and genomics, including genetics of chronic and common diseases associated with ageing, cancer genetics, genetics for non-genetic health professionals, and cognitive decline and dementia.