NHGRI First Annual Consumer Day

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NHGRI Hosts First Annual Consumer Day

November 1999

This National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) First Annual Consumer Day was held on November 12, 1999 at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program was designed to answer the following frequently asked questions:

Visiting Our Campus
NIH campus map, driving directions and public transportation information.


7:30 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session
Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NHGRI
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Tour of NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: A-E
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: F-J
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tour of NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions; A-E
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: F-J
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NHGRI Town Meeting

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Genetic Testing
  2. Prospects for Gene Therapy
  3. Pharmaco-Genomics - Designing Medicines to Fit Your Genes
  4. Human Genetic Variation
  5. Disease Genes - Are They Real? Do They Work?
  6. Research Tools - Chips, Arrays and Cool Software Tools
  7. Genetic Counseling 101 - Role-Playing Session
  8. Participating in Genetic Research - How Can I Learn of Studies and What Should I Consider?
  9. Privacy and Fair Use of Genetic Information - Who Can Collect It, Use It and/or Disclose It?
  10. Genetic Information Resources for Consumers


A limited number of scholarships are available to support participation of active consumer and voluntary health organizations. Scholarship requests to assist in defraying expenses are considered on a first-come basis. Please direct all inquiries to Barbara Fuller at NHGRI : (301) 594-0631.

Consumer Day Contact:
Phone: (301) 594-0631

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