july, 2019

17jul11:30 am3:00 pmShare Your Vision for Genomics11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Share Your Vision for Genomics

Join us July 17 for the NHGRI Town Hall

What: The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is soliciting input from the broader research and public communities to help shape the 2020 strategic plan.
When: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm, Trainee-only Session: 2 pm – 3 pm
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Room 3.110, Boston, MA 02114
Organizers: Mass General Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

NHGRI is in the middle of a major strategic planning effort, one that aims to yield a 2020 vision for genomics and that will culminate in the publication of a new NHGRI strategic plan in October 2020. As with past strategic planning efforts, NHGRI is soliciting input from the broader research and public communities to help shape the 2020 strategic plan.

The goal of the July 17 Town Hall is to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, industry experts, healthcare professionals, and other interested stakeholders in the Boston area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and the application of genomics to medicine. As NHGRI moves past the half-way point of this strategic planning process, the Institute is pivoting from gathering open-ended input to seeking feedback on major themes that have emerged from the process. Towards that end, the July 17 Town Hall will focus on genomic variation identification, association, and function in human health and disease.

The main session of the Town Hall will take place from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm on July 17. It will be followed by a trainee-only session from 2 to 3 pm. The training session is a unique opportunity to provide feedback, learn and network with colleagues from a several Boston-area institutions. Both events will take place in the third floor Conference Room at the Richard B. Simches Research Building on the Mass General main campus. Registration for this event is required. To enter the building, you will need to bring a photo ID with you.

Please register for the event at: https://forms.gle/WuRtKGoVkahzLi7F6.

For further details about the NHGRI Strategic Planning Process, visit: genome.gov/genomics2020/.


(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 3:00 pm


Room 3.110


Mass General Research Instituteresearchinstitute@mgh.harvard.edu