A major one-day BSGM conference on clinical genomics is organised each year, which is designed to consider topics from a wide perspective, aiming to present aspects of a subject which may not usually be considered from a particular professional group’s point of view. This is the advantage of an umbrella organisation where knowledge, views and opinions from a wide range of professional experience are available to be presented.
Topics for 2019 include the Transforming Genetic Medicine Initiative; missing heritability; pharmacogenetics; applications of genomics in the management of human disease; cancer genetics and structural variation in the human genome.
The prestigious BSGM Lecture is usually given as part of the conference.
BSGM occasionally organises conferences with other groups – for instance BSGM and Genomics England (GE) held a one conference in November 2018 on “Transforming medicine through genomics”. We held a joint meeting with Genetics Society in November 2017 on “The human genome in healthcare”.