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Genomic Medicine XI: Research Directions in Genomic Medicine Implementation

On September 5-6, 2018, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will sponsor its 11th Genomic Medicine meeting - Genomic Medicine XI: Research Directions in Genomic Medicine Implementation - at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel in La Jolla, California. 

The objectives of the meeting will be to:

  • Summarize the current status of genomic medicine implementation research.
  • Identify obstacles to genomic medicine implementation and how to overcome them.
  • Define where clinical implementation of genomic medicine could or should be 5-10 years from now and how to get there.
  • Inform NHGRI strategic planning process regarding genomic medicine.

We invite you to attend and contribute to this meeting.  It will be webcast live on GenomeTV Live or you can register at to attend at your own cost.

The GM XI meeting has been planned in conjunction with the AGBT-Precision Health 2018 meeting which will follow immediately on the adjournment of our meeting at the same location. If your schedule permits you might find that meeting of considerable interest as well.

Wednesday, September 5

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Rex Chisholm
Teri Manolio

8:45 a.m. Overview of NHGRI's 'Genomics 2020' strategic planning process Eric Green

Session 1: Basics of implementation science and its relation to genomic medicine
Moderator: Geoff Ginsburg

9:00 a.m. An introduction to implementation science       David Chambers
9:20 a.m.

Frameworks, models and genomic medicine    

Lori Orlando
9:40 a.m. Using RE-AIM framework to evaluate genomic medicine implementation                      

Alanna Rahm

10:00 a.m. Discussion
10:30 a.m. Break
Session 2: Resources for genomic medicine implementation
Moderator: George Mensah
11:00 a.m. ClinGen and ClinVar: Complementary resources Erin Riggs
11:20 a.m. IGNITE SPARK Toolbox Kristin Weitzel
11:40 a.m. An introduction to CDC information and resources for translation and implementation in public health genomics

Muin Khoury

12:00 p.m. Discussion  
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Session 3: Novel models of genomic medicine implementation
Moderator: Bruce Korf
1:30 p.m. Implementation of a genetic and wellness assessment initiative across a community health system Peter Hulick
1:50 p.m.

Phenotype mining in electronic health records

Lisa Bastarache
2:10 p.m.

Implementing a precision health program using the principles of a learning healthcare system

Marc Williams
2:30 p.m. A model for the clinical implementation of genomic cancer medicine Lincoln Nadauld
2:50 p.m. The Tempus approach to genomic Medicine Implementation Kevin White
3:10 p.m. Discussion
4:00 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m.

Debate - Role of primary care Providers in genomic medicine
Moderator: Marc Williams

Genomic medicine: Primary care providers can't do it alone Gail Jarvik
Primary care role should be broad and growing Carol Horowitz
5:30 p.m. Discussion
6:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourn

Thursday, September 6

Time Topic Speaker
Session 4: Role of electronic health records in implementation
Moderator: Heidi Rehm
8:30 a.m. Clinical decision support, including CDS-KB Casey Overby Taylor
8:50 a.m.

Bidirectional data flow from clinic to lab and back

Larry Babb
9:10 a.m.

Harmonization of data syntax and semantics for large-scale translational research

Chris Chute
9:30 a.m.

Patient portals and EHR portability: moving data with the patient

Gil Alterovitz
9:50 a.m. Discussion
10:30 a.m. Break

Panel - What evidence is needed for implementation and when is there enough?
Moderator: Pat Deverka

11:00 a.m. Health System CEO Perspective Keith Stewart
Genomic Medicine Institute CEO Perspective Donald Kearns
Payers' Perspective John Wilson
Population-based Precision Care - Employee Healthcare Programs Can Make It Happen Jay Wohlgemuth
Genomic Testing Companies Bob Nussbaum
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.

NHGRI's 'Genomics 2020' Strategic Planning Process - Focus on Genomic Medicine (Moderator: Dan Roden)

Eric Green
Teri Manolio
Anastasia Wise
2:30 p.m. Summary and Next Steps Rex Chisholm
Teri Manolio
3:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourn

Posted: August 10, 2018