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ASHG/IGES/ISCB Joint Symposium: Working with Big Data in the Cloud--Research and Privacy



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In collaboration with ASHG and IGES, ISCB is pleased to present a joint symposium at the ASHG annual meeting focused on big data in the cloud. Numerous large scale human genome research projects (e.g. UK Biobank, International Human Epigenome Consortium, 100,000 Genomes, AstraZeneca 2M Genomes, NIH All of Us) have been launched, producing considerable amounts of personal genome data for analysis. These make use of omics technologies including whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, and epigenome sequencing.

The scale of these datasets requires use of cloud-computing resources to either store or analyze (or both) the vast amounts of data. Importantly, the shift to cloud-computing moves the personal data and analysis to an environment outside of personal/research lab control, thus necessitating an understanding of the legal and ethical obligations in maintaining data privacy, and experience in architecting and operating in cloud-compute environments to ensure human genome data is secure yet accessible by those with permissions.

This session presents an opportunity for the three communities (ASHG/IGES/ISCB) to come together to learn and discuss the legal and ethical frameworks governing personal genome data, particularly in the cloud-computing environment, and to share best practices for operating securely in this environment while still facilitating research. Practical applications to current big genome data projects will be presented and the session will close with a dynamic panel discussion with all speakers.

Schedule
1:00 pm Introduction/Overview  
1:05 pm Implications of the Fourth (aka: Data Driven) Paradigm Philip E. Bourne, University of Virginia
1:35 pm International ELSI: "Free Trade" in the Cloud? Bartha M. Knoppers, McGill University
2:05 pm Infrastructure for Analyzing and Disseminating Large-Scale Genetic Data for Type 2 Diabetes and Other Complex Diseases Jason Flannick, BostonChildren's Hospital, Broad Institute
2:35 pm Break  
2:50 pm Reasearch Using Big Data: Linocln Stein, Ontario institute for Cancer Research
3:20 pm Panel Discussion  
4:00 pm End  

 


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Register for Symposium and Meeting

To participate in the symposium, you will need to be a registrant of the conference.  ASHG offers one day registrations, as well as full conference registrations.  Registration via the ASHG Website.

  • ISCB members can register as a nonmember at the ASHG member rate. A special code will need to be provided by the ASHG office so please include language that they must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain the code.  The ticket for the symposium is $15.
  • The member rate is $440 for the full meeting. To register for one day it is $395. At this time, no student rates are coded for the symposium.
  • It is not possible to register for the symposium and not register for the meeting.


If you plan to attend the full conference, here are some other sessions that may be of interest:


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Call for Abstracts

ASHG is an open call for abstracts.  If you would like to be considered the deadline is June 7, 2018.  The call for abstracts features  Omics Technologies and Bioinformatics and Computational Approaches categories.

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Join ISCB

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