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
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.
Precision Medicine SummitMay 17-18, 2018Washington, DC, USACIOs, data scientists, physicians, and academic researchersThe HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit brings together providers, health leaders, payers, researchers and other key stakeholders for two days to share their work, discuss industry trends, and address what healthcare must do to make precision medicine – and personalized care – an everyday part of primary care.
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.
Personalized Medicine 11.0May 31, 2018San Francisco, CATOPICS INCLUDE:
Big Data, AI & Drug Discovery | Business Development Opportunities in AI & Big Data | Mining Electronic Health Records | Disruptive Technologies | Mining the “Omics” | Regulating AI | Impact of AI & Big Data on Health Economics | Ethical Issues in AI | Access to Information & Your Data
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.
BIO International ConventionJune 4-7, 2018Boston, MA, USAAcademia, CRO's, pharma/biotech, non-profit, therapeutics, venture capital, and moreAttracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships.
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.
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.
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
Benelux Precision Medicine ForumJune 12-13, 2018Utrecht, The NetherlandsIndividuals at the forefront of precision medicine from biologists, physicians and technology developers to data scientists, patient groups, governments and moreCovers a whole plethora of topics around precision medicine uncovering what the most pressing issues are. Includes government talk about their vision for healthcare in the coming years, the latest technologies and how they are enabling a sea change in the way we treat patients and disease, the critical role of biomarkers and the latest innovations in diagnostics.
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.
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.
Next Generation Dx SummitAugust 20-24. 2018Washington, DCExecutive Director
Sales and Marketing
Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy. The event has grown to include novel immunotherapy biomarkers, cell-free DNA, companion diagnostics, infectious disease, point-of-care, pharmacy-based diagnostics, clinical NGS assays, commercialization, reimbursement, prenatal testing, circulating tumor cells, critical care, forensics, digital PCR, microfluidics, and microbiome diagnostics.
AGBT Precision HealthSeptember 6-8, 2018La Jolla, CA, USAGenomics researcher
Translational genomics researchers
Pharmaceutical, molecular diagnostic, and genomics industry researchers (or R&D scientists)
Molecular pathologists
Medical geneticists
Healthcare industry professionals
A new conference that debuted in September of 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Explores exciting developments at the interface of genomics, medicine, and health.
Aim to enable the passing of the torch from pioneering researchers and developers of genome technologies to first movers in healthcare who are establishing cutting edge standard of care applications of genome technology in every day clinical practice.
New discoveries in DNA sequencing technologies
ASHGOctober 16-20, 2018San Diego, CA, USAThe largest human genetics meeting and exposition of the year which attracts over 6,500 attendees, plus almost 250 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics.
Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine & Molecular DiagnosticsOctober 27-26, 2018Boston, MA, USADeans/Chairs, Vice Deans & Vice Presidents of Medical Institutions and Hospitals
Professors and students from academia who are in the field of research, Medical and clinical research.
Physicians, Business delegates, Directors / Managers & Business Intelligence Experts, Departmental Managers.
The conference focuses on “Innovations & Advances in the field of Personalized Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics.
AMP 2017November 1-3, 2018San Antonio, TX, USAPathologists
Doctoral and Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Clinicians and Other Health Care Personnel
Government Employees – primarily regulators in the field
Professionals in the in vitro diagnostics industry
Molecular Diagnostics event attended by more than 2,000 molecular diagnostic professionals from around the world, representing every aspect of molecular diagnostics in one place seeking the newest information and the latest advances to enhance their contributions, research and advancements in the field of Molecular Pathology.
13th Annual Personalized Medicine ConferenceNovember 14-15, 2018Boston, MA, USAPharma/Biotech
Academia/ Research
Tools Company/ Consumer
Medical Centers
Health Providers
Regulatory & Reimbursement
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) (the organizers of this event), promote the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system.
BioData World Congress 2018November 28-29, 2018Basel, Switzerland~300+ attendees across pharma, academia, hospital/public healthEvent aims to bring together academia, industry and healthcare to discuss and debate how to come together to improve efficiencies within bio IT and bio data to the benefit of patients worldwide.
Genomic Medicine 2018 CambridgeDecember 5-6 2018Cambridge, UKNGS users, researchers and students
Biotech Companies
NHS & Private Labs, CRO’s, and Service Providers
Will focus on the use of Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and tools to look at human disease whether in a research or a clinical setting.
Covers Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing Applications and Workflows, Personalized Genomics, the Metagenomics link to health/disease, Non-invasive Prenatal testing (NIPT), Cancer and Rare Disease genetics as well as Data Analysis and Storage.
PMWC 2019 Silicon ValleyJanuary 21-23, 2018Santa Clara, CA, 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.
Festival of Genomics, LondonJanuary 23-24, 2019London, UKScientists
Commercial scientists
Business sector leaders
Mission is to bring the benefits of genomics to patients, faster. People from research, industry (like drug development and diagnostics) and healthcare meet in one room. All listening to the same talks, hearing about the same hurdles and seeing how each can help the other.
A trade-style show event with one big room and lots of stands featuring the latest tech waiting to be taken to your work bench. Features, including the discussion table ‘Talkaoke’, poster presentations, two or three hour long workshops, and talks covering everything -omics: genomic medicine, genetic counselling, drug development, data handling, CRISPR and gene editing,
ACMG 2019April 2-6, 2019Seattle, WA, USAMedical and clinical geneticists; genetic counselors; all medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management, and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems.
Laboratory directors, researchers, and more.
Focus is on research and clinical topics that promote the science and the practice of clinical genetics and genomics. Sessions will focus on the latest discoveries of the etiology and the pathogenesis of genetic disorders, the latest developments in genetic testing and screening, the laboratory’s role in the diagnosis of genetic disorders, the treatment of genetic disorders in children and adults, the delivery of genetic services, and more.