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January 22, 2014

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Md. 20814

eMERGEOn January 22, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) sponsored the eMERGE Network Workshop - Future Directions for the eMERGE Network - at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Md. The workshop brought together eMERGE principal investigators (PIs) and workgroup co-chairs, the eMERGE External Scientific Panel (ESP), and external experts in key areas of genomic medicine to review the current goals and accomplishments of eMERGE and suggest future directions for NHGRI to consider as the possibility of an eMERGE Phase III approaches. Dan Masys, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington, chaired this workshop.

eMERGE Workshop Executive Summary PDF file 

eMERGE Workshop Full Summary PDF file 

Video Playlist



Time Topic Presenter/Moderator
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D

Dan Masys, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Washington
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. NHGRI Genomic Medicine Portfolio


Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. eMERGE Program Overview - (PGx, CERC, etc.)

Video | Slides

Rex Chisholm, Ph. D.
Northwestern University
9:15 - 10:05 a.m. Balancing discovery and implementation in eMERGE

Roden: Video | Slides

Relling: Video | Slides

McCleod: Video | Slides

eMERGE: Dan Roden, M.D.
Vanderbilt University

Reaction: Mary Relling, Pharm.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Summary: Howard McCleod, Pharm.D.
Moffitt Cancer Center
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 - 11:10 a.m. EMR and Clinical Phenotyping: Challenges and New Opportunities

Denny: Video | Slides

Masys: Video | Slides

Chute: Video | Slides

eMERGE: Josh Denny, M.D., M.S.
Vanderbilt University

Reaction: Daniel Masys, M.D.
University of Washington

Summary: Chris Chute, M.D., Dr. Ph.
Mayo Clinic
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EMR and Genomic Discovery - Beyond GWAS, Pharmcogenomics Ritchie: Video | Slides

Nickerson: Video | Slides

Leeder: Video | Slides
eMERGE: Marylyn Ritchie, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Reaction: Debbie Nickerson, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Summary: Steve Leeder, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Working Lunch
12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Genomic Testing (genotyping/sequencing) - Actionability, Validation and Standards of Lab Reports

Rasmussen-Torvik: Video | Slides

Rehm: Video | Slides

Weinshilboum: Video | Slides

eMERGE: Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Reaction: Heidi Rehm, Ph.D.
Partners Healthcare

Summary: Dick Weinshilboum, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
1:20 - 2:10 p.m. Informed Consent, Education & Governance - ELSI

Smith: Video | Slides

Chung: Video | Slides

Pyeritz: Video

eMERGE:  Maureen Smith, M.S., C.G.C.
Northwestern University

Reaction: Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University

Summary: Reed Pyeritz, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
2:10 - 3:00 p.m. Return of Genomic Results - Current Applications and Challenges Kullo: Video | Slides

Meyer: Video | Slides

Parker: Video | Slides
eMERGE: Iftikhar Kullo, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Reaction: Laurence Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Veterans Administration Medical Center

Summary: Lisa Parker, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. Break
3:20 - 4:10 p.m. EMR Integration and Genomic Medicine Implementation - Big Data, Clinical Disseminations, Clinical Validities & Utilities

Williams: Video | Slides

Berner: Video | Slides

Gaziano: Video | Slides

eMERGE: Marc Williams, M.D.
Geisenger Health System

Reaction: Eta Berner, Ed.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Summary: J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., M.P.H.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
4:10 - 5:00 p.m. Genomic Medicine in Pediatric Patients - Obstacles and Future Directions

Hakonarson: Video | Slides

Nussbaum: Video | Slides

Botkin: Video | Slides

eMERGE: Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Reaction: Robert Nussbaum, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Summary: Jeff Botkin, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Utah
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Summary and Recommendations for Future Directions

Manolio: Video | Slides

Dan Masys, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington

Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
5:30 p.m. Adjourn


Last updated: May 29, 2014