Conference Programme

DAY 1: Thursday, November 15th, 2012

We welcome wider scientific community to participate! Registration is required and free of charge.

The programme will comprise of three parts:

- Presentations on ENGAGE Scientific Highlights
- Leena Peltonen Lecture
- Debate Forum 'Genome-based Medicine: Miracle or Mirage'

In addition, there will be special e-Poster sessions during the coffee breaks and lunch. All posters will be presented as electronic posters on plasma screens. Selected poster will also be given 2-3 minutes oral presentation in front of the e-Poster station.

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Presentations on ENGAGE Scientific Highlights

The sessions will cover topics including selected GWAS discoveries, ’omics’ data integration, epigenetics, large-scale epidemiology study, refinement strategy, ELSI, data sharing/harmonization and translational aspects. A wide range of medical phenotypes, including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, metabolic traits, obesity, lipids, smoking, behavioural traits etc, will be addressed.

Presentations will be given by ENGAGE partners. See who are ENGAGE partners >>

Leena Peltonen Lecture

A special session ‘Leena Peltonen Lecture’ in memory of Academician Professor Leena Peltonen, who set up and led the ENGAGE Consortium in the early years.

Debate Forum "Genome-based Medicine: Miracle or Mirage"

Leaders of the relevant fields are invited to share their views and visions on translational opportunities that can emerge from basic scientific discoveries.

Confirmed Speakers:

Alvis Brazma
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), The United Kingdom
Veryan Codd
University of Leicester, The United Kingdom
Harmen Draisma
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam The Netherlands
Leif Groop

Lund University, Sweden
Henk-Jan Guchelaar

Leiden University Medical Centre Centre, The Netherlands
Jennifer Harris
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Olli Kallioniemi
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and University of Helsinki, Finland
Bartha Maria Knoppers
McGill University, Canada
Robert Lyle
Norwegian Institute of Public Health/University of Oslo, Norway
Valeri Lyssenko
Lund University, Sweden
Mark McCarthy

University of Oxford, The United Kingdom
Nancy Pedersen

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Inga Prokopenko
University of Oxford, the United Kingdom
Jan Raaijmakers
Utrecht University, Vice President External Scientific Affairs Europe GSK, The Netherlands
Samuli Ripatti
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and University of Helsinki, Finland
Kari Stefansson
deCODE, Iceland
Unnur þorsteinsdóttir
deCODE, Iceland
Gert-Jan van Ommen
Leiden University Medical Centre Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB), The Netherlands
Cornelia van Duijn
Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands


DAY 2: Friday, November 16th, 2012
ENGAGE Consortium internals meetings

Half-day programme of internal group meetings for ENGAGE members only.
ENGAGE members please visit members area for programme update.


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