G2MC News

Genomic Education – Updates from Sri Lanka

Read about the latest genomic education updates from Sri Lanka including a recent workshop co-chaired by G2MC leadership team members Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake and Dr. Nirmala D. Sirisena, as well as a monthly webinar organized by the Human Genetics Society.

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Announcing New G2MC Young Investigator Subcommittee

G2MC leadership is excited to announce the formation of a Young Investigator Subcommittee. Since the formation of G2MC, young investigators in the field of genomic medicine have made significant contributions to the organization’s mission and efforts and brings enthusiasm that embodies the essence of G2MC and its vision.

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G2MC Flagship Projects Updates

G2MC Flagship Projects are formed to address implementation and pragmatic clinical trial design of evidence-based genomic medicine, with a focus on underserved settings. Continue reading for the latest updates on the projects that are currently underway.

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Latest from the G2MC Working Groups

G2MC Working Groups were formed to focus on specific initiatives critical to advancing the G2MC mission while supporting the activities of developing G2MC Flagship Projects. Continue reading for the latest updates on working group activities, including takeaways from the 5th Global Genomic Medicine Virtual Conference Breakout Sessions. 

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5th G2MC Conference Update: Moving Forward Virtually

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, G2MC will move the 5th Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference, originally scheduled to take place May 6 – 8 in Santiago, Chile, to occur as an abbreviated virtual meeting during the originally planned dates, with the intention of scheduling the face-to-face meeting at a later date.

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Leapfrogging with Genomic Data Workstream

Genomic and genetic data collection is accelerating to fill critical gaps in the understanding of populations not traditionally included in research and to support more precise clinical care. To mitigate risks posed by the lack of future-looking policies that address genomic and genetic data collection and use in research and clinical care, the World Economic Forum’s Precision Medicine team launched the Leapfrogging with Genomic Data workstream.

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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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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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