V Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica
Data: 20 de desembre de 2017
Organitzen: Secció de Bioinformàtica i Biologia Computacional de la SCB, Secció de Genòmica i Proteòmica de la SCB i Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB)
GATHERING OF CLINICAL BIOINFORMATICIANS
As one of the activities to be held within the “V Jornada de Bioinformática y Genómica”, we are pleased to invite you to a gathering of ‘clinical bioinformaticians’.
The goal of this gathering is to establish a first contact between the people who work, or plan a career, in Clinical Bioinformatics, and to create the seed of a professional organization. We want to approach bioinformaticians who routinely apply their tools in a medical setting and to medical problems in which the immediate beneficiary is a patient. We are talking, for example, about the use of programs for the identification of variants for the diagnosis of inherited diseases, etc. We understand that this field of bioinformatics has a special profile since the technical results cannot be separated from the use made by health professionals, nor from the impact that this use will have on patients. Issues such as reproducibility and traceability, quality control, legal protection and coordination with teams/companies are fundamental in clinical bioinformatics, and require the creation of standards that are not yet well defined. The objective of this gathering is to meet, share experiences, interests and concerns around this field and give the first steps towards the creation of a professional network.