Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era

  • 18 October 2023 - 11:00
  • Warsaw, Poland

The 5th International Training Course on “Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era”, will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 18-20 October 2023.

The Training Course “Quality assurance, variant interpretation and data management in the NGS diagnostics era” is part of a series of training activities proposed by the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD). In particular, this Course is a part of the WP14 on “Data Management & Quality Training”, which aims to organize residential training courses in different Countries.

WP Leader: Claudio Carta, ISS
Task Leader:  Gert Matthijs, KU Leuven
Course Director and Host 2023: Krystyna Chrzanowska, Warsaw, Poland (k.chrzanowska@ipczd.pl)

The Course is made up of 3 days of training, organized by the The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw (CMHI),  in close collaboration with Task Leader KU Leuven and, mainly, EJP RD Task Partners [ISS Rome, ACU/ACURARE Istanbul, EKUT Tübingen, CNAG-CRG Barcelona, INSERM (AMU) Marseille, UMC Groningen]

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) generates overwhelming amounts of data. Clinical and basic researchers are increasingly confronted with the complexity of genomic data. It is therefore of fundamental importance to provide researchers and clinicians with specific trainings on the interpretation of genetic variants and quality standards. The endorsement of the European Society of Human Genetics, and of EuroGentest, has been received.

The training course is open to the international research community, clinicians, medical specialist, laboratory scientists (EBMG registered), junior laboratory scientists, clinical geneticists, policy makers and assessors for laboratory accreditation, and patient representatives, with a basic knowledge in biology or medicine. 

The training course will consist of lectures and hands-on trainings, with an interactive and learner-centred approach.
To ensure active participation and exchange with teaching staff and participants a maximum of 30 participants will be admitted to the training course.

A Scientific Selection Committee, including the 5 core partners for these series of training courses (ISS Rome, KU Leuven, EKUT Tübingen, ACU/ACURARE Istanbul, IPCZD-CHMI Warsaw,) will select the final list of participants. 

The course and registration are free of charge. 
Coffee, refreshments and lunches will be offered during the course.
Participants are expected to arrange their own travel, accommodation and other expenses to attend the training course.
The course organisers will not cover expenses incurred by the participants in any case. 

Two travel fellowships are available to cover one round trip flights (for a max. of €350) and up to three nights of hotel accommodation (for a max. of €120/night). Especially participants from EU-13 countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia) are encouraged to subscribe. If you wish to apply for a travel fellowship please mark this in the online registration tool.

Registration is now closed.

The selected participants will be informed by email by early August 2023.
Respondents who are not selected will be kept on a waiting list until 7 October 2023.

At the end of the course a learning assessment, based on an online multiple-choice questionnaire will take place. 

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute
Al. Dzieci Polskich 20
04-730 Warsaw, Poland

If you have questions, please write to the course organiser : 
Krystyna H. Chrzanowska, M.D., Ph.D. (K.Chrzanowska@ipczd.pl )
in CC:  Iwona Nowak (I.Nowak@ipczd.pl) ; Liliane Geyskens (Liliane.geyskens@kuleuven.be)


  • Start Date:18 October 2023
  • Start Time:11:00
  • End Date:20 October 2023
  • End Time:13:30
  • Location:Warsaw, Poland