Genomic Medicine Implementation in Low Resources Settings – Virtual Conference

May 6 - 8, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, G2MC has made the decision to hold the 5th Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference, originally planned to take place in Santiago, Chile, as an abbreviated virtual meeting over the originally planned dates (May 6-8). We intend to reschedule the face-to-face meeting in Santiago for a later date. Please regularly check this webpage as we will continue to post updates as they become available. 

Latest Updates:

Dates and Time: The virtual conference will take place over the originally scheduled dates (May 6-8). The exact days and times have not been finalized, but the format will be a two-day meeting with 4-5 hours each day over a staggered timeframe so we can ensure widespread participation across time zones. The sessions will also be recorded. Given the current uncertainties, we will hold off on making any decisions at this time for the future face-to-face meeting date. 

Registration: All registrations were canceled for those who signed up to attend the conference in Santiago. We will post a new registration link for the virtual conference once the dates and times have been established. Anyone who plans to attend the virtual conference should register through this link once it’s made available.

Please contact Angelina Soriano,, if you made and paid for your own hotel reservations at the Sheraton, she will assist with the cancellation process. If you have booked travel arrangements, please contact your airline or travel agency first to determine current refund or exchange policies as related to the COVID-19 impacts. Any additional questions regarding logistics, please email Daniela Villarroel at and she will be able to assist.

Postponed – 

The 5th G2MC International Conference will be held in Santiago, Chile on May 6-8, 2020, and is organized with the University del Desarrollo as our local host and the Golden Helix Foundation, as G2MC partner. This conference, the first organized in South America, will continue the focus on implementing Genomic Medicine in low resource settings. Learn more about the conference here.

Session topics will emphasize the theme of genomic medicine implementation in low and middle-income countries and include the following:

  • Genomic Landscape in Latin America
  • Genomics of Common Disorders
  • Genomics of Rare Disorders
  • “Solutions to Roadblocks” addressing specifically educational, policy, economic and technology issues faced by LMICs in this field.

Call for Young Investigators Abstract Submission

G2MC is also proud to organize and host the second Young Investigators Forum to foster the development, growth and mentoring of Young Investigators in genomic medicine implementation. The call for Young Investigators abstracts closed on February 15, 2020.