Skip to content

Annual Conference 2024

Progress and challenges implementing genomics into practice and society

To be held on 16th October 2024 at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

Scroll down to register now.
(2)Depositphotos_22380875_XL.jpg square

October 2024 marks 20 years since the publication of the completed sequence of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in Nature. The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium’s outstanding achievement gave rise to great hopes, with the expectation that it would enable ‘researchers around the world to conduct even more precise studies of our genetic instruction book and how it influences health and disease’. How much of this prediction has been realised in the intervening years?

This year’s conference offers an opportunity to hear about some of the achievements, hurdles and failures of the intervening period from a variety of perspectives: talks will include an overview of the scientific and technological advances; how genomics has affected families with rare conditions; population screening for cancer; the evolving ethical landscape; how genetic testing can be used to help prescribing; how epigenetics works, and how the burgeoning data from the human microbiome has cast light on heath inequalities.


Dian Donnai – Emerita Professor of Medical Genetics, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, University of Manchester and Adelphi Genetics Forum

Anne Ferguson-Smith – Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, the University of Cambridge Executive Chair – BBSRC (from 1.7.24.)

Shirley Hodgson – Professor Emerita, St George’s University of London

Professor Anneke Lucassen – Professor of Genomic Medicine and Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Oxford; and Adelphi Genetics Forum

Helen Middleton-Price –  Chairperson, Adelphi Genetics Forum

Bill Newman – Professor of Translational Genomic Medicine, Clinical Director Northwest Genomic Medicine Service Alliance and Honorary Consultant, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Michael Parker – Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford

Andrew Read – Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine and Adelphi Genetics Forum

Fergus Shanahan – Emeritus Professor of Medicine University College Cork and APC Microbiome Ireland

Steven Sturdy – Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge the University of Edinburgh

Clare Turnbull – Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics, Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Cancer Genetics, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Nicholas Wood – Professor of Clinical Neurogenetics, Institute of Neurology, UCL (University College London) and President of Adelphi Genetics Forum

Sarah Wynn – CEO at Unique – Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group

Register now

Whilst conference admission is free, we are offering an optional sandwich lunch at a nominal cost of £10.  If you want to book a lunch please tick the lunch box and we can then issue you with a PayPal invoice which can be paid easily on-line prior to the issue of tickets, you do not need a PayPal account to pay the invoice. Lunch tickets can only be bought at the time of booking a conference ticket.  No charge will be made for coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon session breaks.  Entrance is strictly by ticket

Attend conference
Confirm you wish to attend this event
(Most recent if retired)
(Current or most recent if retired)
We are offering an optional sandwich lunch for a £10 fee. If you want to book a lunch please tick the box above. Refreshments will also be available during session breaks.

Entrance is strictly by ticket

REGISTER NOW for our 2024 Annual Conference.

Recordings of the 2023 Annual Conference are online now.

Get in Touch

Adelphi Genetics Forum, 19 Northfields Prospect, Northfields, London. SW18 1PE


Adelphi Genetics Forum is a Registered Charity: number 209258