Upcoming Events

Genomic Medicine Implementation in Low Resource Settings

November 28 - 30, 2018, Cape Town

G2MC will host it’s next meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Presentations and discussions will focus on opportunities for genomic medicine implementation in settings with limited resources.

Sessions will engage speakers and presentations in the following specific areas

  • Genomic medicine implementation in Africa
  • Genomic medicine in the developing world
  • Genotyping cost-effectiveness across the world
  • Genomic medicine and infectious diseases
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Public engagement in genomic medicine
  • Professional engagement and workforce development

Registration is now open. Please visit the meeting website for the agenda and registration instructions.

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Past Events

International Cohorts Summit

March 26 - 27, 2018, Durham, NC, USA

The International Cohorts Summit was conceived by the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIROs) group co-chaired by Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust and Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Approximately 100 individuals representing 60 cohort studies and 25 countries attended this first forum in Durham, North Carolina with the goal to enable leaders of large-scale longitudinal cohorts worldwide to share best practices, discuss data sharing, explore standards, discuss common challenges, and explore the potential for a larg(er) collaborative sequencing strategy. Meeting presentations are found on the Genomic Medicine tab under Resources

Meeting Booklet

Meeting Summary

Executive Summary

Implementing Genomic Medicine Globally

April 27 - 29, 2017, Athens

120 delegates from nearly 50 countries gathered in Athens to identify key areas where G2MC can make an impact in genomic medicine implementation.

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Implementing Genomic Medicine into Practise

November 6-7, 2015, Singapore

The meeting objectives were to:

  • Highlight nations or organizations around the world that are implementing genomic medicine into practice
  • Foster/facilitate collaborations to enable the implementation of genomic medicine
  • Highlight best practices and lessons learned to enable others to effectively implement genomic medicine approaches
  • Identify and develop solutions for overcoming obstacles to genomic medicine implementation
  • Identify and discuss regulations and policies that impact the implementation of genomic medicine
  • Create a global tool box for implementation of genomic medicine into practice

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Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine

January 8 - 9, 2014, Washington

G2MC was formed from the 2014 Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine Summit that was sponsored by the US National Human Genome Research Institute and the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine).

About 60 leaders from 25 nations were at the inaugural meeting and several working groups were formed to initiate ideas and dialogue on the common and unique country specific challenges to implementation as well as their solutions. This first meetings findings were summarized in a policy paper published in Science Translational Medicine. “