2024 Scientific Program

Cancer Genomics Consortium 15th Annual Meeting 
August 4 - 7, 2024
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri


Download the CGC 2024 Scientific Agenda


Sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing for our participants in different time zones.


Saturday, August 3, 2024

In-Person Unconference

Unconference participation incurs an additional registration fee.

Sunday, August 4, 2024

Pre-Meeting Workshops

Workshop participation incurs an additional registration fee, which includes attendance at both sessions.

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Leadership Workshop

Presenter TBA

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break for Workshop Attendees

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Bioinformatics Workshop

Moderator: Alex Wagner, Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University

Malachi Griffith, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine 
Alan Rubin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 
Sumaiya Iqbal, Broad Institute 

Opening of the 15th Annual Cancer Genomics Consortium

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Jane Houldsworth, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


1:05 - 1:15 PM


Presidential Address
Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, MD Anderson Cancer Center

1:15 - 2:15 PM

John DiPersio, CGC Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Keynote Presentation
Enabling clinical translation of high-throughput functional assay data

Alan Rubin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Introduction: Wesley Goar, 
Nationwide Children's Hospital

2:15 - 3:00 PM

Speed Abstracts Session I

Enrichment of Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells using size-based microfiltration
Brianna Munnich, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Technologist Award

Diagnostic next generation sequencing to detect MYD88 L265P in lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma compared to ddPCR
Lauren Wainman, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Interplatform comparison of Stratys and Saphyr: Preliminary results of OGM clinical verification in hematologic cancers
Eric McGinnis, Vancouver General Hospital

The clinical implementation of technologies utilized for macrogenomic event detection in solid tumors
Lisa Lansdon, Children's Mercy Kansas City & UMKC - School of Medicine

Implementation of automatic slide processing for aneuploidy FISH test
Wenhua Zhou, ARUP Laboratories


3:00 - 3:30 PM


Exhibitor Showcase: Illumina
(No CME or CEUs available)


3:30 - 4:15 PM


Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Science Cafe Presentations

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Session 1

Hot-spot D816 KIT has different clinical outcome compared to non-D816 KIT variants in myeloid neoplasms
Barina Aqil, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Implementation and utility of gene expression profile (GEP)-based classification of pediatric B-lymphoblastic leukemia
Gordana Raca, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Reduced subclone diversity in clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance compared to myelodysplastic syndrome
Sridhar Nonavinkere Srivatsan, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

Best practices for testing and reporting of FISH studies in multiple myeloma: recommendations from the CGC working group
Xinyan Lu, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


5:15 - 5:45 PM


Speed Abstracts Session II

Standardizing fusion calls in a computable format with FUSOR for downstream clinical assessment
Jeremy Arbesfeld, The Ohio State University

Developing a robust bioinformatics workflow to support personalized neoantigen vaccine clinical trials
Kartik Singhal, Washington University in St Louis

Contextualizing clinical significance using FDA label supplemented DGI data
Matthew Cannon, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Trainee Award


AmpliconSuite: Analyzing focal amplifications in cancer genomes
Bhargavi Dameracharla, University of California, San Diego


5:45 - 8:00 PM


Welcome Reception 
CGC Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom ABCD

Monday, August 5, 2024

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Olufunmilayo Olapade, CGC 2023 keynote speaker

Keynote Presentation
Melissa B. Davis, Morehouse School of Medicine

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Session 2

Moderator: Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ethnic and molecular disparities in prostate adenocarcinoma incidence: Data from 19 cohort studies
Amy Brady, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Trainee Award

Clinical impact of in-house molecular testing for underserved cancer patients in southern Alabama
Thuy Phung, University of South Alabama

An evaluation of clinical significance of the TP53 polyadenylation signal-disrupting variant rs78378222-G
Dayo Shittu, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute


10:15 - 10:45 AM


Panel Discussion


10:45 - 11:30 AM


Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Science Cafe Presentations


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Exhibitor Showcase: Guardant
(No CME or CEUs available)

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Invited Speaker Presentation
Current and Future Integrations of Genomics and AI
Chad Vanderbilt, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Speed Abstracts Session III

Intrachromosomal amplification of chromosome 21 as the sole chromosomal aberration in a primary AML patient
Leila Youssefian, University of California, Los Angeles

Tumor specific cell sorting improves sensitivity of FISH: implications for patients with hematologic malignancies
Luise Hartmann, Hematologics Inc.

High resolution cytogenomic analysis reveals characterizing abnormalities in APL-like leukemia
Shivaprasad Sathyanarayana, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

FIP1L1::KIT fusion in a case of peripheral T-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasm responsive to tyrosine kinase inhibitor
Kristin Deeb, Emory University

1:00 - 1:15 PM

CGC Updates
Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, MD Anderson Cancer Center
(No CME or CEUs available)


1:15 - 2:15 PM


Buffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall and Foyer


2:15 - 3:15 PM


Session 3

Methylation profiling more accurately predicts recurrence risk in meningiomas compared to current WHO grading criteria
Lucas Santana dos Santos
, Northwestern University

Advancing personalized prostate cancer care: Utilizing miRNA profiling and machine learning for metastasis prediction
Gobi Thillainadesan
, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Detection of somatic tumor mutations in circulating plasma DNA of patients with sellar and skull
base tumors

Mallory Tucker, University of Washington

Methylation sequencing enhances interpretation of clonal hematopoiesis dynamics
Alyssa Parker, Vanderbilt University
Trainee Award


3:15 - 3:45 PM


Panel Discussion


3:45 - 4:00 PM


Exhibitor Showcase
(No CME or CEUs available)


4:00 - 4:15 PM


Exhibitor Showcase
(No CME or CEUs available)


4:15 - 5:00 PM


Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Science Cafe Presentations

5:00 - 5:30 PM
John DiPersio, CGC Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Invited Speaker Presentation
Interpretable and context-free deconvolution of multi-scale transcriptomic lung cancer data
Robert Sebra, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Session 4

Enhancing precision oncology: the value of open-source knowledgebase integration
Cameron Grisdale, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Classifying the oncogenicity of 100 variants from pediatric cancer patients using a standardized assessment framework
Wesley Goar, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Somatic genomic testing and variant curation practices in Australian and New Zealand diagnostic testing laboratories
Grace Pendlebury, Australian Genomics & QIMRB 

Addition of non-gene features to the CIViC data model
Arpad Danos, Washington University in St. Louis


6:30 - 8:00 PM


Early Career Social
For attendees in training or recently out of training
Park View Room, Fourth Floor


Tuesday, August 6, 2024

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Invited Speaker Presentation
TBA pending FDA approval

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Invited Speaker Presentation
Dara Aisner, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Session 5

Moderator: Fady MikhailUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

Reimbursement for molecular pathology testing for neoplasia: The 2024 update
Xiaoyu Qu, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Current next generation sequencing reporting practices: a GOAL consortium report
Celeste Eno, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

A cross-consortia initiative for aligning the definitions and descriptions of gene fusions
Alex Wagner, Nationwide Children's Hospital

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Yassmine Akkari, Nationwide Children's Hospital


10:45 - 11:30 AM


Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Science Cafe Presentations


11:30 - 11:45 AM


Exhibitor Showcase
(No CME or CEUs available)


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Exhibitor Showcase
(No CME or CEUs available)

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Olufunmilayo Olapade, CGC 2023 keynote speaker

Invited Speaker Presentation
Cell-free DNA and AI technology for liquid biopsy detection of cancer early and prediction of cancer treatment response

Aadel Chaudhuri, Mayo Clinic

12:30 - 2:00 PM

In-Person Round Table Discussions with Lunch
Please sign up for table topics during meeting registration.
Hyatt Regency, Fourth Floor Foyer and Mills Meeting Rooms


2:00 - 2:30 PM


Speed Abstracts Session IV

pVACsplice: A computational tool for predicting and prioritizing alternative splicing neoantigens
My Hoang, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Customize your variant interpretation workflow with OpenCRAVAT
Rachel Karchin, Johns Hopkins University

Identifying challenges in variant normalization
Anastasia Bratulin, The Ohio State University


2:30 - 2:45 PM


Exhibitor Showcase
(No CME or CEUs available)

2:45 - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Science Cafe Presentations

3:30 - 4:30 PM

David Beck, CGC 2023 keynote speaker

Keynote Presentation
Precision interception in multiple myeloma and it’s precursor conditions
Irene Ghobrial, Dana Farber Cancer Institute


4:30 - 6:00 PM


Poster Session
CGC Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom ABCD

5:45 - 9:00 PM
Optional After Hours Social Activities
On-site registration may be available - please check with the meeting registration desk if you are interested in attending one of the social activities. Participants pick up tickets at the CGC 2024 Registration Desk. 

St. Louis Riverboat Cruise:
Meet at 5:30 PM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby to walk to the river entrance on the far side of the arch. Boat loads at 5:45 PM and departs promptly at 6:00 PM. Cruise is one hour in length.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Rays:
Meet at 6:00 PM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby to walk to the event together or join the group at Busch Stadium. Game starts at 6:45 PM.

Meet at 6:00 PM in the Hyatt Regency Lobby to get to the event together or meet the group at Flamingo Bowl. Reservations at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session 6

Integrated comprehensive genomic profiling of meningiomas: A single institutional study
Mohana Priya Jayavel,
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Technologist Award

Significant copy number variants and loss of heterozygosity in Wilms Tumor: Insights from Nationwide Pediatric Oncology
Melanie Babcock, Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University

The clinical utility of the TSO500 clinically-verified test in patients with solid tumors - The Mayo Clinic experience
Hussam Al Kateb, Mayo Clinic 

Formation of a tumor-specific gene list: the Central Nervous System (CNS) tumor taskforce experience
Madina Sukhanova, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Session 7

Modifying cancer variant interpretation guidelines for the curation of histone H3 variants - the 'next step' of the Cl
Laveniya Satgunaseelan, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Prioritization of defining and supportive diagnostic variants in pediatric tumors
Laura Corson, Oncology Consultant

Step 2 updates for the Oncogenic assessment of FLT3 Variants by the ClinGen FLT3 Somatic Cancer Variant Curation expert
Nathan Kopp, Medical College of Wisconsin

Piloting NTRK fusion-specific oncogenicity guidelines: Lessons learned
Jason Saliba, Washington University School of Medicine


11:00 - 11:30 AM


Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 8

Challenges of classifying variants associated with disorders of somatic mosaicism and guideline creation
Alexa Dickson, Washington University in St Louis

UMI-based expanded NGS panel in precision molecular diagnosis of vascular anomalies: Early results
Avinash Dharmadhikari, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Examining potential candidate genes within deletions of 3p14.2 to 3p14.1 in two cases of autism and developmental delay
Rebecca Smith, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Clinical SNP-array adds value to diagnosis and surveillance of bone marrow failure syndromes
Lucilla Pizzo, University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories


12:30 - 1:00 PM


CGC 2024 Business Meeting