2013 Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine
Organization: University of Miami and Stanford University
Venue: Palace Hotel
|Event Date/Time: May 29, 2013||End Date/Time: May 31, 2013|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2013|
The Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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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.