Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake invited to the Global Leaders in Genomics Meeting in Washington DC, USA.

 

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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