#Genomics2020 Strategic Planning Community Town Hall

Establishing a 2020 Vision for Genomics
NHGRI Strategic Planning Town Hall

Join us to share your perspectives for the future of genomics.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Town Hall 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m.

To view the full day's agenda, click here.

Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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Attendance to the Town Hall is free of charge; however, registration is required to ensure adequate space accomodations. 

Who should attend?

Researchers, trainees (undergraduates, graduate level, and post-docs), industry experts, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders are all invited to share their ideas and perspectives about current and future opportunities for genomics research and how it can be applied.

Community members are also invited for a special evening dinner session to learn the facts about DNA, to share their experiences and arm their families for better health.

What is genomics?

Genomics describes the study of a person's genes (the genome), including interactions of those genes with each other and with our environment. Genomics includes the scientific study of complex diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and cancer because these diseases are typically caused more by a combination of inherited characteristics and environmental factors than by individual genes.


Town Hall Purpose

NHGRI Town Halls are being held across the nation as efforts to gather input from the broader research and public communities. Insights will be used to help shape the 2020 strategic plan outlining the 2020 vision for genomics. In developing the strategic plan, NHGRI aims to be the driving force for highly impactful and broadly applicable progress in genomics that empowers the efforts of other individuals and organizations. Read more about the NHGRI 2020 Strategic Plan.

Contact Information

Morehouse School of Medicine
Vice President and Executive Vice Dean's Office
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495
Tel: (404) 752- 5212
Email: anturner@msm.edu

National Human Genome Research Institute
Web: genome.gov/genomics2020
Twitter: #genomics2020
Email: genomics2020@nih.gov