On January 8-9, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored its sixth Genomic Medicine Centers meeting – Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting VI: Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine – at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University, and Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI, co-chaired the meeting.
The goals of the meeting were to:
- Identify areas of active translational and implementation research, potential common strategies, and opportunities for collaborative efforts.
- Identify common barriers to implementation of genomics in healthcare and a policy agenda relevant to advances in the field.
- Identify nations with unique capabilities (such as national healthcare systems) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.
- Discuss opportunities (such as national healthcare system) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.
More details can be found at https://www.genome.gov/27555775