qPCR & Digital PCR Congress: USA


25th-26th Jul 2017
Agenda in development. See last year's below:



Advance Information

The 2017 agenda is in production.  Download the 2016 details above.

Interested in speaking? Contact Rachel Moorse with your proposal. For sponsorship contact sponsorship@globalengage.co.uk

With increasing numbers of real-time PCR users purchasing digital PCR due to its reduction in cost, absolute quantification, improved sensitivity, precision and greater robustness; and with the gene amplification market predicted to grow to $4.94 billion by 2021, this conference provides a timely opportunity to learn first-hand about dPCR whilst also keeping up to date with latest developments and strategies in qPCR.

The congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnostics, clinical applications, microbiology, point-of-care diagnostics and other novel applications.

Some of the topics to be covered:

Day One, Stream One – Digital PCR: Possibilities & Opportunities

  • Introduction, benefits, and future development of dPCR
  • Comparing dPCR to qPCR
  • Converting to dPCR and choosing your system
  • Digital PCR workflow optimisation
  • Validation of dPCR for clinical and research use
  • Complimenting digital PCR with other technologies including NGS
  • Multiplexing in digital PCR
  • Detection of rare/patient-specific mutations
  • Applications for precision medicine

Day One, Stream Two – qPCR: Strategies & Developments

  • Developments in qPCR methods
  • MIQE guidelines & standardisation
  • qPCR/RT-PCR assay design, optimisation & validation
  • Sample preparation & quality control methods
  • Detection, quantification and sequencing of RNA
  • Automation of qPCR methods
  • Bioinformatics and data analysis
  • Multiplexing
  • Parallel sequencing
  • Point of Care diagnostics developments

Day Two, Stream One – Healthcare Case Studies

  • Clinical/Diagnostic applications
  • Companion diagnostics
  • Clinical test validation
  • Oncology
  • Rare variant detection
  • Mutation detection
  • Monitoring therapy response
  • Early relapse detection
  • Neurological disorders
  • Prenatal diagnostics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Micro RNA/ncRNA/siRNA applications
  • Gene expression and analysis
  • Single cell analysis
  • Liquid Biopsies

The 2017 Advisory Panel includes:


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Sponsor Opportunities


Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

 Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


 Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook or Nick Best
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email sponsorship@globalengage.co.uk

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • Global Information
  • International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine
  • Hospitals Management
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks