• Exploring the Current Landscape of Consumer Genomics - A Workshop Date: October 29, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health will host a one day public workshop on October 29, 2019 to explore the current landscape of consumer genomics and implications for how genetic test information is used or may be used in research and clinical care. Discussions may include topics such as diversity of participant populations, impact on health literacy and engagement, knowledge gaps related to use in clinical care, and data privacy/security concerns.
  • Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting – A Workshop Date: September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) will plan and conduct a one-day public workshop to explore issues related to transparent reporting (e.g. disclosure of the availability and location of data, materials, analysis, and methodology) to improve rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research.
  • Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop Date: June 27, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health hosted a public workshop on June 27, 2018 to explore disparities in access to genetic/genomic services that exist across different segments of the population (e.g., in medically underserved areas and populations, across different racial/ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels). The workshop discussed model programs of care for diverse patient populations, with a focus on examining current challenges, approaches, and best practices for alleviating disparities in access, which may include the geographic distribution of providers and services and the potential role of telemedicine. Workshop discussions focused on insurance coverage for genetic/genomic services, along with the financial costs for patients of genetic testing and downstream care.
  • Implementing and Evaluating Genomic Screening Programs in Health Care Systems: A Workshop Date: November 1, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health will hold a public workshop on November 1, 2017 that will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating genomics into large-scale health organizations. Case studies of large-scale genomics programs and collaborative learning networks may be highlighted during the workshop as a way to understand successes and lessons learned regarding economic considerations (e.g., clinical utility, value), policy environments (e.g., alleviating privacy and discrimination concerns for participants), and data sharing. Workshop discussions will be held with a broad array of stakeholders which may include health economists, representatives from health care delivery systems, public health officials, bioethicists, implementation science researchers, clinicians, payers, and policy makers.
  • Enabling Precision Medicine: The Role of Genetics in Clinical Drug Development – A Workshop Date: March 8, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This one-day public workshop will examine and discuss successes, challenges, and best practices for effectively utilizing genetic information in the design and implementation of clinical trials to support the development of precision medicines, including exploring the potential advantages and disadvantages of such trials across a variety of disease areas. Topics covered could include strategies for including genetically focused populations in clinical trial design, logistical challenges in conducting genetics-based clinical trials, and mechanisms for engaging with and educating potential trial participants.
  • Deriving Drug Discovery Value from Large-Scale Genetic Bioresources: A Workshop Date: March 22, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On March 22, 2016, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health and the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation hosted a one day public workshop to examine and discuss how large-scale genetic data could be used to improve the likelihood of bringing effective and targeted therapies to patients. The goal of the workshop was to address how progress could be made in discovering and validating promising targets and medicines for those targets by using the data collected from large-scale genetic studies. Discussions were held with a broad array of stakeholders which included representatives from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, IT and data science companies, research institutes, investors, providers, patients, payers, and regulators.
  • Applying an Implementation Science Approach to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop Date: November 19, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On November 19, 2015, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health will host a workshop to examine how implementation science can be applied to genomics by using existing implementation efforts to demonstrate how challenges and successes are measured, assessed, and addressed over time. The workshop goal will be to evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for integrating genomic medicine into the health care system in a way that addresses the needs of institutions, providers, and patients.
  • Genomics-Enabled Learning Health Care Systems: Gathering and Using Genomic Information to Improve Patient Care and Research - A Workshop Date: December 8, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On December 8, 2014, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health hosted a workshop to examine how a variety of systems are capturing and making use of genomic data to generate knowledge that can be used to advance patient care and research. The workshop goal was to evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for knowledge-generating health care systems and to understand how genomic information can be integrated into and enable this knowledge generation. Stakeholder groups including commercial developers and health information technology professionals, clinical providers, academic researchers, patient groups, and government and health system representatives presented their perspectives and participated in discussions during the workshop.
  • Improving Genetics Education in Graduate and Continuing Health Professional Education: A Workshop Date: August 18, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On August 18, 2014, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health will host a public workshop to examine pragmatic approaches to improving genetics education in both graduate and continuing health professional education. Stakeholder groups, including health care providers, graduate health professional education program representatives, professional society representatives, board examiners, and educational specialists will present their perspectives and participate in discussions.
  • Assessing Genomic Sequencing Information for Health Care Decision Making: A Workshop Date: February 3, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health will host a workshop to examine how evidence for genomic applications is gathered and assessed for clinical decision-making, reimbursement decisions, and guideline development. The workshop will also address how evidence is evaluated and used to determine what secondary information should be returned to patients from genome sequencing.