Division of Genomic Medicine
Meetings & Workshops
- Genomic Medicine IV
On January 28-29, 2013, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored its fourth Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting IV: Physician Education in Genomics - at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, Texas. Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI and Marc Williams, M.D., Geisinger Health System, co-chaired the meeting. The goals of the meeting were to: identify ongoing efforts and current needs in physician education in genomics; understand processes for guideline development in the use of genomics; promote collaborations among the societies; and learn about ongoing genomic medicine initiatives at centers nationwide and within NIH.
- Implicating Sequence Variants in Human Disease
On September 12-13, 2012, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored a workshop - Implicating Sequence Variants in Human Disease - at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, in Bethesda, Md. Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI, and Daniel MacArthur, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, co-chaired the workshop. The goal of the workshop was to develop guidelines for investigators, reviewers and editors to consider in assessing the evidence implicating sequence variants or genes as causal in a specific disease.
- Sequencing in Cohort Studies and Large Sample Collections
On June 28-29, 2012, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored a trans-NIH workshop - Sequencing in Cohort Studies and Large Sample Collections - in Wilson Hall, Building 1, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI, and Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, co-chaired the workshop. The workshop had the following goals/objectives: provide guidance to NIH and the scientific community on the utility of sequencing large sample collections to improve the understanding and treatment of complex diseases; identify the key scientific questions that can be addressed by sequencing and define criteria for selecting samples to answer those questions.
- Genomic Medicine III
On May 3-4, 2012, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored its third Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting III: Working with Implementation Stakeholders - at the International Ballroom-Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Ill. The workshop had the following goals: review early-stage deliverables from each of the pilot project working groups established at the December 2011 meeting; identify barriers and possible solutions to genomic medicine implementation with payers and other stakeholders; and develop approaches for collaborations among genomic medicine centers.
- Genomic Medicine II
On Dec. 5-6, 2011, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), sponsored its second Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting II - at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Md. Rex Chisholm, Ph. D., Northwestern University, and Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI, co-chaired the meeting gathered genomics researchers, experts and professionals.
- Characterizing and Displaying Genetic Variants for Clinical Action Workshop
On Dec. 1-2, 2011, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), organized a workshop - Characterizing and Displaying Genetic Variants for Clinical Action Workshop - at the Marriott Washingtonian Center I Gaithersburg, Md. The goal of the workshop was to consider the processes and resources needed to identify clinically relevant genetic variants; to decide whether they are actionable and what the action should be; and to provide this information for clinical use.
- Genomic Medicine Symposium
On June 29, 2011, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) sponsored its first Genomic Medicine Colloquium meeting at the Marriott O'Hare in Chicago. NHGRI hosted this meeting in conjunction with the Disease-Oriented Genomic Medicine group to discuss ongoing genomic medicine projects nationwide, assess obstacles and barriers to implementing genomic medicine projects, and develop a research strategy for NHGRI and NIH to accelerate clinical implementation of future projects.
- Gene-Environment Interplay in Common Complex Diseases: Forging an Integrative Model
Held January 25, 2010 in Bethesda, Md. at Natcher Auditorium, NIH campus. The goal of the workshop was to engage the scientific community in discussing and conceptualizing a truly trans-disciplinary model of gene-environment research that fully integrates the "genetics" and "environment" sides of the gene-environment equation. The workshop featured presentations to showcase the state-of-the-science and focused discussions to articulate future needs and directions in research and training on gene-environment interplay related to health. This workshop was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in conjunction with the NIH Genes, Environment and Health Initiative.
- New Models for Large Prospective Studies Symposium
Held January 22, 2010 in Bethesda, Md. at Natcher Auditorium, NIH campus. The main objective of the symposium was to discuss novel approaches to designing and implementing large prospective cohort studies and biobanks to examine genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to human disease. This symposium featured the UK Biobank. NIH hosted this symposium to hear first-hand from the leadership of the UK Biobank, as well as from other large national and international endeavors, about novel designs for large prospective cohorts that may inform future NIH efforts.
- The Dark Matter of Genomic Associations with Complex Diseases: Explaining the Unexplained Heritability from Genome-Wide Association Studies
Held February 2-3, 2009 in Bethesda, Md. The Dark Matter of Genomic Associations with Complex Diseases: Finding the Unexplained Heritability from Genome-Wide Association Studies workshop was convened to examine the potential sources of missing heritability and propose research strategies, including and extending beyond current genome-wide association study approaches, in order to illuminate the genetics of complex diseases.
- Epidemiology for Researchers Performing Genetic/Genomic Studies
Held July 18, 2008 in Bethesda, Md. at Natcher Auditorium, NIH campus, this short course was for investigators and trainees doing research in human genetics, particularly studies employing genomic analyses of samples from human populations. It consisted of eight lectures aimed at familiarizing researchers studying the human genome with basic principles and potential pitfalls of epidemiology as applied to human genome research.
- Genetics for Epidemiologists: Application of Human Genomics to Population Sciences
Held May 13-14, 2008 at Northwestern University in Chicago, Genetics for Epidemiologists: Application of Human Genomics to Population Sciences, was a short course for investigators and trainees in the field of epidemiology and related population-based sciences. The course consisted of eight one-hour lectures and focused on the interface between genetics and epidemiology.
- Frontiers in Population Genomics Research Meeting
Held December 18-19, 2007 in Bethesda, Md., the Frontiers workshop was held to chart future research directions for NHGRI to pursue in population genomics, defined as the application of genomic technologies to population studies, to meet the goals of NHGRI and NIH in improving health and reducing disease.
- Designing Geneticists: Study Design Issues in Population-Based Genetics and Genomics Research
The 2007 American Society of Human Genetics meeting was held in San Diego, October 23-27. Presentation slides regarding study design and minimizing bias in population-based genetic studies are now available for download.
- Genome-Wide Association Studies for the Rest of Us: Adding Genome-Wide Association to Population Studies
The National Institutes of Health co-sponsored a seminar on Genome-Wide Association Studies at the June 22, 2007 meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research in Boston. Lecture and discussion videos and presentation slides from the seminar are available for download.
- Multi-IC Symposia on the Application of Genomic Technologies to Population-Based Studies: Facilitating Collaboration in Genome-Wide Association Studies
Two NIH-wide symposia held in 2006 and 2007 in order to increase the level of familiarity and understanding of GWA studies within NIH, and to develop collaborations within or across ICs for carrying out these studies.
Last Updated: February 19, 2013