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Enabling Genomic Medicine 2020: Mainstreaming Genomics

About EGM 2020

Genomic health information is increasingly informing routine clinical care, diagnosis, and treatment for a spectrum of inherited and acquired disorders. 

The accessibility of next-generation sequencing has until now outpaced the ability to understand and interpret complex data for clinical use and patient care. Overcoming this “sequencing–interpretation gap” is key to mainstreaming genomics and integrating genetic and genomic health information into routine clinical care.  

With increasing improvements in clinical decision support (CDS) technologies, together with major advances in artificial intelligence (AI), the diagnostic odyssey for many patients with rare and undiagnosed disorders is now being improved significantly, demonstrating the transformational effect of genomics in health settings worldwide (Turro et al, Nature, June 2020). 

At Enabling Genomic Medicine 2020: Mainstreaming Genomics – we invited global experts and pioneers in the field to speak on how they are are making this vision a reality.

Talks Include

The Clinical Revolution

Dr. Nick Lench, Chief Scientific Officer, Congenica

Clinical Impact of Genomics in Epilepsy

Prof. Sanjay Sisodiya, Director of Genomics & Professor of Neurology, UCL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Genome Project: Overview and Returning Medically Actionable Findings to Participants

Dr. Michael S. Phillips, Chief Scientific Officer, Sequence Bio

Genomics in Fetal Medicine: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Dr. Tessa Homfray, Consultant in Medical Genetics, NHS St George’s Hospital

Exome diagnostics: Automating Analysis Workflows in a Reference Laboratory

Dr. Miriam León Otegui, Head of Clinical Analysis, Veritas Genetics

Genomics in Medicine: The Future Outlook

Prof. Phil Beales, Head of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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