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Genomic Diversity and Genomic Healthcare

May 10, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm


You are all invited to participate in the next biennial symposium on genomic medicine and healthcare. The symposium aims to discuss and explore importance of genomic diversity in delivering the genomic medicine and healthcare. Renowned global Faculty will deliver the excellent programme including the Professor Sir David Weatherall Oration (2022). The conference is wholly virtual, open to participants from all over the World.

10:30 Welcome/ Introduction
Professor Dhavendra Kumar,
Chair- Programme & Organising Committee

10:45 Session I: Genomic Diversity
Chair- Professor Vajira Dissanayake, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  1. Genomic Variant Interpretation in the Age of Genome Sequencing
    Andreas Laner, University of Munich, Germany
  2. Genomic Diversity in Africa- The H3 Africa
    Raj Ramesar, H3 Team, Human Genetics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Genomic diversity landscape of South Asia/ South East Asia
    Kumarswamy Thangaraj, CDFD/CCMB-CSIR, Hyderabad, India

13:00 Lunch break

13:30 Key Note Lecture 1- Chair- Professor Dhavendra Kumar
‘The challenge of genomics in healthcare’
Sir John Burn, Institute of Genetic Medicine,
Centre of Life, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

1415 Session III: Genomic variants and Genome Databases
Chair: Professor Patricia Munroe, Queen Mary University of London, UK

  1. ‘Genomic analysis in human genome sequencing’
    Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Human Genome Center, Univ.Columbia, New York
  2. Relevance of phenotype ontology with genome variants
    Damian Semdley, Queen Mary Univ. London, UK
  3. Validation and clinical use of genome variants
    Thomas Borge, Blueprint Genetics, Finland
  4. Guidance and requirement for genome databases
    Angela Solano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1540 Tea/Coffee Break

1550 ‘The Professor Sir David Weatherall Oration (2022)”
Chair- Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, Professor David Weatherall Chair of
Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
Delivered by Dr. Teri Manolio, NHGRI, NIH, USA

1645 Discussion/ Reflections/ Vote of Thanks- Professor Sir Pirmohamed

1700 Close

For all other enquiries: genomicmedicine@yahoo.co.uk / md@genomicmedicine.org


May 10, 2022
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK)
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