5th G2MC (Virtual) Conference

Genomic Medicine Implementation in Low-Resource Settings

May 6 - 8, 2020

The G2MC Virtual Conference has concluded. A huge thanks to our sponsors, organizing partners, planning committee, speakers, and attendees for making this a successful event! Conference materials are posted below.

About the Event

G2MC held its 5th Global Genomic Medicine Conference as an abbreviated virtual meeting due to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders in Genomic Medicine across the globe tuned in to define collaborative projects and strategies for using genomic advances to improve clinical care globally. Session topics included:

  • Genomic Landscape in Latin America
  • Genomics of Common Disorders
  • Genomics of Rare Disorders
  • Solutions to Roadblocks

Many speakers also took the opportunity to share how their organizations and countries are using genomic methods to address the COVID-19 response. Read More 

The virtual conference was made possible by organizing partners The Golden Helix Foundation and Universidad del Desarrollo, and our virtual conference sponsors. The originally planned conference, scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile, will likely be rescheduled for the later part of 2021.

Over 325 Participants tuned in 
Representing 45 countries

 

Conference Attendees

G2MC 2020 Virtual Conference Attendees

 

Meeting Presentations and Recordings

Session Videos

Presentation Slides

Patient Participation and Advocacy

In this presentation, Cecilia Rodriguez the importance of patient empowerment, patient engagement, and adopting an interactive approach to better engage patients in their healthcare.

Education and Workforce

In this presentation, Dr. Taucher outlines the importance of genomic medicine, and the need for better education and training of healthcare professionals on this topic. She concludes the presentation with recommendations for improving Chilean public health in regards to genomic medicine.

Chilean Response to COVID-19

This presentation describes SARS-CoV-2 and its effects on the Chilean healthcare system. Dr. Araos explains the timeline and epidemiology of the disease, the steps the Chilean government took to control the disease, and the challenges for continued control.

The Brazilian Reference Genome Project

In this presentation, Dr. Pereira describes the Brazilian Reference Genome Project, which is working closely with ELSA Brasil. She describes the current strategy in place for this project, on a short and log-term basis.

Latin American Hereditary Cancer Network

This presentation describes Lynch Syndrome, a rare type of colorectal cancer, and its prevalence in Latin America. Dr. Dominguez-Valintin also describes research collaborations, relevant publications, insights from a worldwide database, educational programs, and funding available for managing colorectal cancer.

Session Videos

Presentation Slides

Predicting Genomic Risk in Diverse Populations

In this presentation, Dr. Kenny explains the growing amount of GWAS in relation to the small amount of diversity in sample populations. She also discusses the ways in which we should aim incorporate genomic diversity into calculating patients’ health risks.

International Hundred K+ Cohorts Consortium

In this presentation, Dr. Manolio gave an overview of our partner ship organization, IHCC. She discussed the vision, history, goals, current projects, and a summary of their most recent international summit

100K Genomic Medicine RCT in Clalit, Israel

This presentation disucesses how the Clalit 100K Israeli Genomes RCT is testing the genomic medicine paradigm in practice. Specifically, Dr. Rennert discusses the current status of the trial, the foreseen outcomes, and the study’s phases and next steps.

 

Session Videos

Presentation Slides

Return of results and scaling their model

In this presentation Kelly East describes the training and considerations needed to enact a genome sequencing project in the southern US. This project utilized non-genetics healthcare providers to return results, which produced a more efficient work-flow and increased communication with patients.

Australian Genomics

In this presentation, Professor Sinclair describes the purposes of the Australian Genomics Health Alliance and its approach to betting the Australian Health Care System through thier many programs, projects, and flagships. He also highlights the outcomes and impacts from these programs.

Regional Rare Disease Diagnostic Programs

This presentation describes the rare disease programs currently present in Latin America. Specifically, Dr. Poli discusses the DECIPHERD and Immunodeficiency cohorts and their approaches to, successes, and challenges in the rare disease space.

Session Videos

Presentation Slides

Challenges in Implementing Genomic Medicine in Latin America

In this presentation, Dr. Armisen describes the various barriers to genomic medicine, with an emphasis on how they affect Latin America. He also outlines a few local initiatives that are helping to implement human genomic data and how organizations can work together to begin addressing these barriers.

ISCC-PEG: A Collaborative Approach to Education

This presentation outlines the ISCC-PEG committee that is supported by the NIH NHGRI. Dr. Haspel explains the function of the committee, their current projects, their goals involving genomic literacy, and the role education can play as a solution.

 

Session Videos

Presentation Slides

Rare Disease FP Breakout Report

The Rare Genetic Disorder co-chairs, Drs. Dissanayake and Shuldiner give a report on the overall implementation objectives of the group, a recap of the breakout discussion, and the next steps for the project..

Family Health History Breakout Report

The Family Health History Flagship Project co-chair, Grant Wood, discussed the group’s breakout report. This included possible fudning sources, related organizations/initiatives, common Family Health History use cases, and the group’s overall goals.

Education WG Breakout Report

The Education working group co-chairs, Drs. Korf, Haspel, and Dissanayake, describe the next steps for the group. These steps inlcude analysis of the Education Needs Assessment survey and planning of a genomic medicine immersion course for the next face-to-face conference.

Evidence WG Breakout Report

The Education working group co-chairs, Drs. Abramowicz and Al-Mulla describe the aims and scope of the working group, as well as the upcoming tasks and timeline for implementation.

Previous Updates

  • Dates and Time: The virtual conference will take place on May 7-8 with working group and flagship project group virtual breakout sessions on May 6. The format will be a two-day meeting with 4-5 hours each day over a staggered time-frame so we can ensure widespread participation across time zones. The sessions will also be recorded.
  • Registration: All registrations were canceled for those who signed up to attend the conference in Santiago. 
  • Young Investigators Forum: The Young Investigators Forum will be postponed for the face-to-face conference as these interactions will be best done in-person. We thank all the Young Investigators who have submitted their work. The submission and judging of abstracts processes are now closed. We will be notifying Young Investigators of the results of the competition for their work to be presented at the future face-to-face conference. However, in the meantime, we are excited to move forward with new processes of engaging Young Investigators that will be developed in the coming months.
  • Postponed In-person Component: Given the current uncertainties, we will hold off on making any decisions at this time for the future face-to-face meeting date. We do anticipate that the location will remain in Santiago, Chile, and local holidays and events will be taken into consideration when selecting a new date.

Please contact Angelina Soriano, Angelina.Soriano@sheraton.com, 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 turismo@massoeventos.cl and she will be able to assist.

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A Pardo VRosaChile
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AbadingoMichPhilippines
AbdelhakamDinaEgypt
AbdufulzomorodaIsrael
AbramowiczMarcSwitzerland
AdduculRufusPhilippines
AirikkalaElisaFinland
AkkenaRajeshIndia
Al-MullaFahdKuwait
AlabanAvivPhilippines
AlawarOmaymaUnited States of America
Alejandra Chavez SantoscoyR.Mexico
AliBassamUnited Arab Emirates
AliSuadMalaysia
AlvaradoVeraGuatemala
AlvarezCarolinaChile
Aly SangareMoussaMali
Andres Maureira CaviedesIgnacioChile
Ann AbacanMaryPhilippines
AnuradhaRajithaUnited States of America
AraosRafaelChile
AravenaTeresaChile
ArmisenRicardoChile
Ávila JaqueDianaChile
BabaiArwaUnited Kingdom
BabuMohanFinland
BaezPabloChile
BahcallOrliUnited States of America
Barlow-StewartKrisAustralia
barraza. ChileximenaChile
BelcherAndreaAustralia
BelcherAndreaAustralia
BertierGabrielleUnited States of America
BezuidenhoutHeidreSwitzerland
BlondelCarlosChile
Bon MacedaEbnerPhilippines
BrownCarlUnited States of America
BrugnolloAntonioBrazil
BryantNicUnited States of America
Buleje SonoJose LuisPeru
BustamanteEvaChile
CalaloCheryllPhilippines
CalzoneKathyUnited States of America
Cárdenas MuñozMatías Franklin Darío AlejandroChile
Carlos RubilarJuanChile
CarmonaPinkyPhilippines
CarrascoJavieraChile
CarvalloPilarChile
CastilloSilviaChile
CastilloValentinaChile
Cecilia PoliMariaChile
CerecedaKarinaChile
CherelStanBrazil
ChinonyeMaduagwunaNigeria
ChuYoyoHong Kong, China
CofréGlendaChile
CongXiaomeiUnited States of America
Coronado CavazosAydeéMexico
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CourtneyRobUnited States of America
CremonaLauraUnited States of America
DajoyagKevinaPhilippines
Danasabe JobbiYusufNigeria
DaniasKonstantinosGreece
Dawn MoralesKristinePhilippines
DíazCatherineChile
DickeySusanUnited States of America
DinatorJavieraChile
DissanayakeVajiraSri Lanka
Dominguez ValentinMevNorway
DowneyReneeUnited States of America
DunneEvanUnited States of America
Duran MojicaAnyeloChile
DwyerAndrewUnited States of America
E. López ParraJosefaSpain
EastKellyUnited States of America
Eduardo Hodar QuirogaChristianChile
El KamahGhadaEgypt
EncinaGonzaloChile
EricesAlejandroChile
Erika OrtezaMaryUnited States of America
EspinosayolandaChile
EsquivelBernardCanada
FadistaJoaoDenmark
FakhroKhalidQatar
FanarasVasileiosGreece
FanerMonettePhilippines
FasayeGraceUnited States of America
FebboPhilUnited States of America
FelicianoJazminePhilippines
FernandezMarioChile
FerreccioCatterinaChile
FieggenKarenSouth Africa
FindleyLaurieUnited States of America
FlorenciaMariaChile
Flores BjurströmCarmenSweden
FourniesHernanChile
From Sri LankaKamalathasanSri Lanka
FuentesIgnaciaChile
FuentesNoeliaArgentina
GahlWilliamUnited States of America
Garcia-BlojBenjaminChile
Garcia-HuidobroJenaroChile
Garrett-MeadNancyUnited States of America
GeyskensLilianeBelgium
GinsburgGeoffUnited States of America
GolfoGelliePhilippines
Gonzaga-JaureguiClaudiaUnited States of America
GonzalezEvelinChile
GonzálezIsabelChile
GoodhandPeterCanada
GriffinKatieAustralia
GronichNaomiIsrael
GuerraMarielaGuatemala
GutierrezMercedesMexico
GuzzardoPalomaUnited States of America
Guzzardo (US)PalomaUnited States of America
HammarAnne-MarjaFinland
HaspekRichUnited States of America
HernandezCarlosChile
HettiarachchiDineshaniSri Lanka
HobbsErnieUnited States of America
HowingtonLynnetteUnited States of America
HubbardTimUnited Kingdom
HungMing WaiHong Kong
HusermanJonathanChile
IglesiasDianaCanada
ImhofSaraUnited States of America
J. MorelliMarcoItaly
Jaldin CrespoLimbergChile
JenningsBarbaraUnited Kingdom
Jenny Marcelain CubillosKatherineChile
Jesús ZavalaMaríaChile
José CardonaJuanGuatemala
KachambwaPaidamoyoSouth Africa
KariofylliskaramperisGreece
KatsilaTheodoraGreece
KechagiaKonstantinaGreece
KennelHannahUnited States of America
KennyEimearUnited States of America
KesserwanChimeneUnited States of America
KhantAyekyawtMyanmar
KleinAndresChile
KocerAlissaUnited States of America
KolambageYasasSri Lanka
KorfBruceUnited States of America
KoslowAlanUnited States of America
KoufakiMargiannaGreece
KraiserTatianaChile
KumuthiniJuditSouth Africa
kunsokMalaysia
KutsunugiSaekoJapan
KyriakopoulouChristinaBelgium
LaaksonenMariFinland
LagosMarcelaChile
LandsmannPatriciaUnited States of America
LarrandaburuMarielaUruguay
LarrandaburuMarielaUruguay
Lay-SonGuillermoChile
LebensohnAlexandraUnited States of America
LeeJulianaMalaysia
LiDongUnited States of America
LiRonglingUnited States of America
LimLee-LingHong Kong, China
ListyasariNurinIndonesia
LiuYiUnited States of America
LizamaDomingoChile
LLamos PanequeArianneEcuador
LopezCatalinaColombia
LópezSergioChile
Lopez StarBethaniaMexico
Madrid CastilloAngelaPeru
Mae AvilaChristinePhilippines
Magbanua-CalaloChePhilippines
MaharjanKrishnaNepal
MaigaAl Hassan dit BaneyeMali
MakedonskaJanaBulgaria
MakridakisNickUnited States of America
MalopeMaleboSouth Africa
ManolioTeriUnited States of America
Maracaja CoutinhoViniciusBrazil
Marcelo Esquivel RomeroGustavoMexico
MargaritSoniaChile
Maria BuzalehAnaArgentina
Maria Martin ChileLuzChile
MarínMartaSpain
MartinFernandaChile
MartinRaineUnited States of America
MartinelliVivianeBrazil
MartínezMatíasChile
MatthijsGertBelgium
MaureiraIgnacioChile
Mawuli AdadeySamuelSouth Africa
MelitoVivianaArgentina
MelladoCeciliaChile
MeloCamilaChile
MendesGuilUnited States of America
MendezRodrigoArgentina
MerchantArshiyaUnited Kingdom
MerencillaRoxannePhilippines
MessersmithDonnaUnited States of America
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milleredwardUnited Kingdom
MishraRupeshNepal
MitropoulouChristinaGreece
MKThongUnited States of America
MogakaJohnBotswana
MooreHilaryUnited States of America
MulderNickySouth Africa
MunizTatianeBrazil
naparstekyaakovIsrael
NdadzaArinaoSouth Africa
NisselleAmyAustralia
NoordeenNafeesaSri Lanka
ObispoDaisyPeru
OchoaAnne SharmainePhilippines
OlguinValeriaChile
OlivaresGonzaloChile
Olugbemiro NafiuMikhailUnited States of America
OluwoleFemiSouth Africa
OnebunneEzinneNigeria
OngWinnieMalaysia
OrellanaVivianaChile
OrtegaVictoriaChile
OsorioClaudiaGuatemala
Pablo AlcayagaJuanChile
PadeniyaPadmapaniSri Lanka
PagnottaPriscilaArgentina
PareraVictoriaArgentina
PathiranaSajeewaniSri Lanka
Pati BhandariKailashIndia
Patricio MirandaJoseChile
Patricio Miranda - ChileJoseChile
PatrinosGeorgeGreece
PenangGaik SiewMalaysia
PereiraLygiaBrazil
PérezEduardoUnited States of America
PérezElisaChile
PilankarAsawariGermany
PollinToniUnited States of America
PopovicMilanBelgium
PosadaMarioUnited States of America
PrichepElissaUnited States of America
PriyawanshaThusharaSri Lanka
Puthen VeettilJitheshQatar
QuezadaMauricioChile
Quispe BravoBernardo EstebanPeru
RacomaMJPhilippines
Rakhra-BurrisTejinderUnited States of America
RamírezOrlandoChile
RasmussenSusanaChile
Rebolledo-JaramilloBorisChile
ReeseMartinUnited States of America
ReichardtJuergenAustralia
RellingMaryUnited States of America
RennertGadiIsrael
renniemelissaUnited States of America
RepettoGabrielaChile
RicherEtienneCanada
RivadaviaFernandoUnited States of America
RivasChrisEcuador
RivasSolangeChile
RobertsBenUnited States of America
RodriguezEstherSpain
RodriguezLauraUnited States of America
RodríguezCeciliaChile
RojasMarceloChile
SadeghpourAzitaUnited States of America
SalasSantiagoUnited States of America
San MartinEstebanChile
SandersNekeaUnited States of America
SayPabloUnited States of America
SchäferCarolinaChile
SchullySheriUnited States of America
ScottMeganSouth Africa
Sebastian MartinezHugoChile
ShiaoPamUnited States of America
ShibliRanaIsrael
ShuldinerAlanUnited States of America
SifaquiSofiaChile
SimoesVagnerBrazil
SinclairAndrewAustralia
SirisenaNirmalaSri Lanka
SismanoglouDespoinaGreece
smolowitzJaniceUnited States of America
SolisErnestoChile
SoorianarayananTharisiniMalaysia
SoorianarayananTharisiniMalaysia
Spring-PearsonCynthiaUnited States of America
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SwaminathanSoumyaSwitzerland
ThundersMichelleNew Zealand
TiongSyMalaysia
Titus NgenoG.United States of America
TokutomiTomoharuJapan
ToledoKarenChile
ToroJessicaChile
ToweryMeredithUnited States of America
Tri Nugroho SupranotoYehudaIndonesia
TumanengRozelPhilippines
TumulakMa-AmPhilippines
TurraFelipeUnited States of America
Twumasi AboagyeElvisGhana
VahtMariliisEstonia
ValezJenniferColombia
VarelaLauraArgentina
VerdugoRicardoChile
Victoria Layson-LisingNadinePhilippines
Vila PerezMarianaArgentina
VillalbaCristalBrazil
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VillarroelFranzChile
VinascoEdnaGuatemala
VossJoachimUnited States of America
VrentzouMarinikyGreece
WallingJenniferUnited States of America
WanChenCanada
WasikKajaUnited States of America
WiafeSamuelGhana
Wood USAGrantUnited States of America
Xorse AmuzuEvansUnited States of America
YalcouyéAbdoulayeMali
Yee LingCheahMalaysia
YusufAminuNigeria
ZambranoAnaEcuador
ZamoraVanessaGuatemala
ZickBrittanyUnited States of America
ZuccoliJohannaArgentina
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-FernandaUnited States of America
-FernandaBrazil
-PhilUruguay
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-WaseemUnited States of America