2013 Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine

Organization: University of Miami and Stanford University

Venue: Palace Hotel

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2013 End Date/Time: May 31, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2013
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Conference Venue:

The Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Hotel Reservations:

To reserve a room at the Palace Hotel please visit the following link:   Group rate available until April 29, 2013. Subject to Availability.

In 2012, the University of Miami (UM) hosted the first Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine. A prevailing theme was that the promise of genomic medicine for all would not be realized without dedicated resources and partnerships.

Changing NIH policy to ensure representation in research studies is not enough. It is critical to engage the private and non-profit sectors. We need to understand how underrepresentation in genomic studies impacts for-profit businesses, and what role they can play in reducing health disparities in genomics. Likewise, there are great opportunities for non-profits to help reduce health disparities. This year UM is partnering with Stanford University.

2013 Conference Goals

• Demonstrate the impact of genomic medicine on disparities in healthcare • Understand how underrepresentation in genomics impacts the private sector • Discuss the role of industry, payers, and non-profit groups in addressing genomic health disparities • Create a forum for stakeholders to share expertise and to facilitate collaboration

Who should attend

Physicians, researchers, ethicists, allied health professionals (i.e., nurses, psychologists, etc.), public health specialists, and members of the community.



Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
United States


University of Miami and Stanford University