Annual Meeting of the AGD 2019 in Potsdam,
September 27–28

Topic: Artificial intelligence meets genomics

Members and Friends of the AGD,

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming today’s world. Deep learning already enhances diagnostics through automated image interpretation in medical specialties like dermatology, radiology, and pathology. The success stories of the recent months either worked on big medical data sets of large consortia or used smart ways of knowledge transfer to handle the challenge of sparse data in rare disorders. We would therefore like to discuss which pre-trained networks might be suitable for certain medical questions and how increasing the diversity of training data can improve performance. In this meeting we will provide a selection of exciting applications of a next-generation phenotyping technology, whose results can also be used for the interpretation of genetic variants. Further, we will explore the possibilities of deep learning on genomic data and will discuss how other life science areas are taking advantage of the new AI-based approaches.

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2019 AGD meeting, held in Potsdam on September 27 and 28, 2019. The meeting will address the above issues in four sessions:

Session 1 — Role and management of high-throughput NGS facilities
Session 2 — AI in genetic diagnostics and analyses
Session 3 — Graph approaches to genomes
Session 4 — AI in single-cell analyses

From the presentations given at the meeting and from the discussions, we expect fruitful impulses for future developments, not only in research but also in our health care system.

We are convinced that the meeting program is very attractive, and that the excellent speakers will manage to inspire you and your future work. The pleasant atmosphere of the “Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam” and of its surroundings at the Templiner See are ideally suited for this high-profile scientific meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam.

Sincerely yours,

Peter Krawitz
Chair, Program Committee
Peter Nünberg
President, AGD e.V.