FREE Conference: Precision Genomics Midwest, May 11, 2018

From making a diagnosis to tailoring treatment to an individual to someday curing disease, precision genomics is having a profound impact on healthcare.

Cincinnati Children’s Center for Pediatric Genomics and the University of Cincinnati launched Precision Genomics Midwest last year to bring genomic education to the Midwest. Often, clinicians and researchers don’t have the time to attend large national events, but they still need to learn about how genomics will be integrated into clinical care; about genomic technologies; and ongoing research in the field.

This one-day, free event – May 11 at the Kingsgate Marriott on the University of Cincinnati campus – is packed full of education on topics relevant to clinicians, researchers, pharmacists, genetic counselors, lab managers, nurses, and students.

Highlights include:

  • The whole day is free, including lunch.
  • Two keynotes: Dan Kastner, MD, PhD, Scientific Director at the National Human Research Genome Institute, and Mike Murray, MD, Director of Clinical Genomics at Geisinger Health System.
  • A new Bioinformatics track, with breakouts in clinical and research genome bioinformatics
  • Break-out sessions including genomics in the clinic, pharmacogenomics, epigenetics, and ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics.
  • A panel discussion on Innovative Genomic Therapeutics: Is Gene Editing or Gene Therapy the Answer to Curing Human Disease?
  • The largest exhibitor fair in the Midwest, featuring more than 30 vendors and sponsors.
  • A networking cocktail hour to finish the day.

Precision Genomics Midwest rapidly is becoming the Midwest’s premier precision medicine conference, by attracting regional attendance and national speakers while simultaneously showcasing talent from UC and Cincinnati Children’s. The inaugural year had nearly 360 registrants from more than 25 different institutions across the Midwest.

Cincinnati Children’s and UC College of Medicine are co-sponsoring the free conference. Other contributing partners include the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, University of Cincinnati Libraries, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

PGM is free, but space is limited. For the agenda, registration, and exhibitor prospectus, go to For updates, follow @CincyKidsGenomX on Twitter.

Trial OpenHelix Bioinformatics and Genomics Training


Trial OpenHelix Bioinformatics and Genomics Training

Trial available until September 6th

In our current genomics era, it is ever more critical to access and analyze the vast amounts of data available to the researcher and scientist. However, it is a daunting task to learn how to use the databases and tools that are used to store and analyze genomics and genomics related data.

To help faculty, staff and students quickly learn to use these resources, OpenHelix ( has created over 100 tutorial suites on critical databases and tools.

University of Cincinnati has the opportunity to evaluate the OpenHelix bioinformatics and genomics tutorial suites.

The tutorial suites include an introductory online narrated tutorials, which run in just about any browser, can be viewed from beginning to end or navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders.

In addition to the tutorials, you also receive useful training materials including the animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the slides, slide handouts, and exercises. You can save time and effort by using these to create classroom content. Check out the quick reference card available for more information!

To visit OpenHelix, login to Off Campus Access. Then visit and you will have access to all the features and functions of OpenHelix. You will know you are in the trial if the upper right hand corner says “Welcome University of Cincinnati, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library users”. Please let us know what you think by filling out the survey available at

If you have any difficulty or have questions and comments, contact Kristen Burgess at or by phone at 513-558-3071.