WHAT: The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health will present a symposium on the future of genomics, health, and the impact of genomics globally.
The symposium will feature conversations with leaders in the field of genomics whose varied and evocative perspectives illuminate genomic advances in the coming decade and aspects of its relevance for global health. The symposium will include an afternoon and an evening session. Both will be open to the public, who must register but will be admitted free of charge.
WHEN AND WHO: Sept. 30, 2014
WHERE: NMNH's Baird Auditorium, ground floor, 10th and Constitution Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.
NOTE: Limited seating is reserved for members of the press. Please contact Raymond MacDougall, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-443-3523. Members of the public must register for both the day and evening at the following website: http://www.go.si.edu/genomefuture.
The symposium is the culmination of a year-long series of public programs accompanying the NHGRI-NMNH collaboration on the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The exhibition has begun a schedule of traveling engagements across North America. To read more about the traveling exhibition, visit: http://www.genome.gov/27558789/2014-news-release-genome-exhibition-to-depart-smithsonian-for-multicity-tour/.
NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health. NHGRI conducts genomics research in its own labs in Maryland, as well supports genomics research at institutions across the country. Additional information about NHGRI can be found at http://www.genome.gov.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 institutes and centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.
Last Updated: September 8, 2016