Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health

Type: Roundtable
Topics: Biomedical and Health Research, Public Health
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

Activity Description

The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health (previously called the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health) brings together leaders from government, academia, industry, foundations, associations, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to meet and discuss global issues surrounding the translation of genomics and genetics research findings into medicine, public health, education, and policy. The primary purpose of the Roundtable is to foster dialogue across sectors and among interested parties and institutions, and to illuminate and scrutinize critical scientific and policy issues where Roundtable engagement and input will help further the field.

The Roundtable membership identifies scientific and policy issues where discussion and collaboration will help enable the translation of genomics into health care applications. Specific issues and agenda topics are determined by the Roundtable members, and span a broad range of issues relevant to the translation process. Current areas of emphasis include the development of targeted therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical implementation of genomic medicine, health IT and mhealth, the use of genomic information for health care decision making, next generation sequencing, using genomic information and data science to generate knowledge for clinical practice and research, and education and ethical, legal, and social issues.

To achieve its objectives, the Roundtable conducts structured discussions, public workshops, and symposia and enters into information-gathering activities, develops authored perspectives, organizes collaboratives, and publishes workshop summaries.

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