G2MC News

2020 International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities

To those G2MC members who are interested, the 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World will be held from 23 – 26 February 2020. The conference will be hosted by the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and will be co-sponsored by March of Dimes, USA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Genomic Medicine Implementation in Low Resources Settings – South America

The 5th G2MC International Conference will be held in Santiago, Chile on May 6-8, 2020. Leaders in genomic medicine across the globe will be attending this highly interactive meeting to define collaborative projects and strategies that will serve the global community to implement genomic advances to improve clinical care. This is the first G2MC conference to be organized in South America and will focus on the implementation of Genomic Medicine in low resource settings. The conference will include a Young Investigators Forum, as well as a Genomic Medicine Bootcamp planned for May 9.

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GM Flagship Project Working Group to Launch Family Health History Subgroup

With many countries in the midst of what is widely referred to as the “holiday season,” people across the globe are making arrangements to spend time with their family members. G2MC member and Genomic Medicine Flagship Project Working Group Co-Chair, Grant Wood, takes a moment to provide an update and reflect on how the flagship project on Family Health History ties into the holiday season and family traditions.

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G2MC Conference: An Update from Santiago

The 5th Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC) Conference is less than six months away. We spoke with local host and planning committee co-chair, Gabriela Repetto, from the Center for Genetics and Genomics and Professor at Universidad del Desarrollo to learn more about the conference and the profound impacts it is expected to have on the local community, attendees, and the future of genomic medicine.

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G2MC harnesses the power of young investigators

The Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC) is committed to preparing for the future of genomic medicine implementation by engaging with young investigators around the world. Read more to see how we incorporated young investigators and their research into our 2018 Cape Town conference.

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Cape Town Declaration

At the fourth G2MC Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, 125 leading scientists, physicians and healthcare professionals from 26 countries came together to further the mission of accelerating genomic medicine implementation around the world. As a result, these leaders developed the “Cape Town Declaration on Implementing Genomic Medicine Towards Universal Health Coverage by 2030.”

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