Personal Genomics: Establishing the Scientific Foundation for Using Personal Genome Profiles for Risk Assessment, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention

December 17-18, 2008
Bethesda North Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland


Personal Genomics: Establishing the Scientific Foundation for Using Personal Genome Profiles for Risk Assessment, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention. December 17-18, 2008; Bethesda, MD

Purpose

This 2-day workshop, cosponsored by CDC and NIH, explored the type of scientific foundation that is crucially needed to make the promise of personal genomics a reality. The workshop participants examined how the integration of genomics into personalized health can follow an evidence-based process. The process for using genomic applications in personalized healthcare (e.g. pharmacogenomics, early detection markers, testing in clinical trials) was discussed.

A multidisciplinary working group reviewed and discussed the scientific basis for using genomic profiles in risk assessment and disease prevention, identified gaps in knowledge, and explored how those gaps in our knowledge base can be filled through research. The participants addressed –from consumer and provider perspectives–the scientific information needed to evaluate and interpret results of genomic profiles and their added value to promote health and prevent common diseases compared to traditional nongenetic approaches. A published peer-reviewed paper will summarize the discussion and recommendations for a multidisciplinary research agenda. This paper will be used to disseminate the information to providers and consumers.

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Agenda and Presentations

For more information about the Workshop agenda and presentations, contact Sheri Schully, Ph.D.

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Meeting Folder Materials

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Proceedings

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