Strategic Planning Workshop: Genomics in Medicine & Health

Event Details

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is planning a workshop focused on Genomics in Medicine and Health for September 2019. Using ideas we heard from town halls and meetings, we drafted the following vision statement and themes for the workshop. 

For the six themes below, we want to hear your ideas about the challenges and opportunities for the next 5 to 10 years. What is needed to make your ideas happen to advance genomics in medicine and health?

We will select 12 of the most innovative and compelling ideas and offering travel to the workshop to participate and share more about your idea. We want comments from all perspectives involved in genomic medicine and health including clinicians, patients and researchers.Submit your ideas via the survey below by May 10, 2019.

Feedback Genomics in Medicine & Health Survey

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Vision Statement

To integrate genomics into routine medical practice in a way that prevents disease and improves the health of all members of a diverse community by engaging patients, their families, and the entire healthcare team in genomic health care.

There are a great many hurdles between current practice and this vision, and the themes below represent our understanding of these hurdles and how research can overcome them.  Each theme may have multiple interpretations.  Tell us what you think needs to be done to make this vision happen.


  1. Create systems to integrate genomics into everyday clinical and public health practice. 
    What is needed to use genomic information in medicine and health?
  2. Develop processes for routine, high value clinical genomic evaluation. 
    How should the genomic test work to make it accurate, easy to use, and understandable?
  3. Build knowledgebases for predictive genomic medicine in diverse populations.
    What do we need to know to tell any patient their risk of disease from genomic testing?
  4. Develop and evaluate genomic prevention and therapeutic strategies in diverse populations.
    How do we show if using genomic information improves health?
  5. Ensure that genomic health information has maximum utility for all members of the public. 
    How do we make sure genomic information is available and useful for all?
  6. Train providers to integrate genomics into the clinical workflow.  
    What training is needed to use genomics for medicine and health?


Last updated: April 9, 2019