Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NIH February 2015 Workshop on Precision Medicine, 1M Genomes

On February 11-12, 2015, the NIH hosted a workshop on the "opportunities and challenges" of precision medicine, featuring a multidisciplinary range of speakers.   The webcast will be available online.   In addition, the NIH released a number of white papers for the conference agenda.   Details after the break.  Representing the changing face of genomics stakeholders, the conference participants include not only some of the usual suspects - Geisinger, Illumina - but Google Life Sciences, Apple, and Intel.

NIH Workshop Website here.   (

Clip of NIH webpage follows, including white paper links at bottom.

See also coverage of the NIH event at GENOMEWEB, here.  See also the home page for the NIH "National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research," NACHGR, here.

For a February 20, 2015 FDA workshop regulation of NGS/WGS, see here.

Update: The post-meeting NIH meeting notes [13 pages] are available here.


NIH Workshop on Building a Precision Medicine Research Cohort

On February 11–12, 2015, NIH will host a workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges around building a large research cohort focused on precision medicine. We look forward to hearing from several leading experts from many disciplines and sectors. While we are at capacity for in-person attendance, the event will be webcast live both days.

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As an alternative to watching by videocast, we invite you to join by WebEx. WebEx participants can watch the videocast, chat with other WebEx participants, and submit comments and questions for consideration by workshop panelists. To join by WebEx on both days, log into the PMI Workshop WebEx event room with the password PMIWSLimited capacity: first come/first serve.  For technical support on the WebEx platform, please call 844-836-4357.

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Workshop Agenda (PDF - 438KB)

Workshop Participant List (PDF - 78KB)

Workshop Planning Team White Papers

Four working groups from many scientific disciplines and sectors were assembled in advance of the workshop (Precision Medicine Initiative: Building a Large U.S. Research Cohort) to identify challenges and opportunities related to building a large research cohort and to outline concrete steps to meet these challenges. The working group members brought expertise in epidemiology, genomics, privacy, health information, and mobile technologies. These reports reflect the views of the authors and were designed to aid discussion at the NIH Workshop and do not represent official NIH findings.

Read the White Papers: