Genomic Medicine Alliance News
- Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Scientific Advisory Committee decided to add a new Working Group on Rare Diseases and Drug Outcomes to the activities of the Genomic Medicine Alliance. This working group will aim to establish collaborative projects among Genomic Medicine Alliance members to elicudate the genetic basis of rare genetic diseases. Also, in conjunction to the Pharmacogenomics Working Group activities, this new Working Group aspires to engage into collaborative projects to delineate genomic variants with rare drug outcomes.
Activities of this new Working Group will be coordinated by Professor Domenica Taruscio (Rome, Italy), who will also participate in the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Genomic Medicine Alliance.
- Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The 2014 Golden Helix Summer School was successfully organized in Aegina island, Greece, September 11-15, 2014. The meeting was attended by more than 100 participants and speakers from 21 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and others. This event was co-organized by the Genomic Medicine Alliance and the Golden Helix Foundation and was the first of a series of similar educational events that will be organized in the future.
The participants enjoyed an intense scientific program on Phamacogenomics and Genomic Medicine and a social program that included a visit to the AFEA archaeological site (temple and museum), and a traditional BBQ and farewell party.
Please visit the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School website to access the photo gallery and downloads.
- Sunday, 16 February 2014
On January 8-9, 2014, the Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting was held at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and co-chaired by Geoffrey Ginsburg and Teri Manolio.
The goals of the meeting were to: (a) Identify areas of active translational and implementation research, potential common strategies, and opportunities for collaborative efforts, (b) Identify common barriers to implementation of genomics in healthcare and a policy agenda relevant to advances in the field, (c) Identify nations with unique capabilities (such as national healthcare systems) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes, and (d) Discuss opportunities (such as national healthcare system) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.
Commemorative picture of the participants of the Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting (Courtesy of Dr. Teri Manolio). Professors Al-Mulla and Patrinos are in the front row, together with Dr. Geoff Ginsburg (Duke University), Dr. Eric Green (Director; National Human Genome Research Institute), and Dr. Teri Manolio (Director; Genomic Medicine Division, National Human Genome Research Institute).
In this meeting, the Genomic Medicine Alliance Scientific Advisory Committee members, Professors Fahd al-Mulla (Safat. Kuwait) and George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece), have presented the Genomic Medicine Alliance concept, which was very well received by the attendees.
Please click here to view the meeting slides and videos.
- Saturday, 21 December 2013
Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing a two-day meeting of global leaders to examine the application of genomics to clinical care (genomic medicine). The meeting will take place January 8-9, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
The goals of the meeting are to ascertain what is being done internationally in this area and to identify specific ways in which participants can work together to advance the field. With this in mind, the NHGRI has invited specific participants to attend and represent their country’s or organization’s perspectives in this important area.
Two members of the Genomic Medicine Alliance Scientific Advisory Committee, Professors Fahd Al-Mulla and George Patrinos have been invited to lecture in this meeting. Professor Al-Mulla will give an overview of the Genome Arabia project and Professor Patrinos will report the current achievements and future goals of the Genomic Medicine Alliance
The NHGRI recognizes that many nations are investing in the application of genomic information to clinical care, while at the same time addressing questions regarding the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of such efforts. A meeting of global leaders in this area is expected to create opportunities for collectively assessing the value and accelerating the appropriate translation of genomic science to the practice of medicine.
The meeting will be webcast live and will be archived in the NHGRI collection of video resources GenomeTV. For up-to-date information about the meeting, please visit the NHGRI website.