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One Million Genomes: From Discovery to Health
Organizer(s): Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Teri Manolio and Patrick Boon Ooi Tan
Date: June 04 - 08, 2018
Location: Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, Germany
Organized in collaboration with Volkswagen Foundation
Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Summary of Meeting:
The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 has catalyzed innovations in scientific research and in healthcare embodied in the term “precision medicine.” Across the globe, many nations are investing in large-scale national sequencing cohort programs, resulting in over one million human genomes sequenced and linked to dense phenotypic and clinical data. This Keystone Symposia conference will bring together scientists and leaders from healthcare and industry to discuss how to maximize the value of that investment for human health. It will assemble a unique and highly interdisciplinary international community to articulate how best to use these data-rich resources to provide novel insights into the biology of disease, tools for the management of patients and population health management strategies. The meeting will highlight challenges and potential solutions for germ-line and somatic sequencing programs and make recommendations for optimizing their impact on global health. The crucial role of free and open sharing and exchange of human variation data from these programs in allowing all of them to interpret novel variants and use them in clinical care will be emphasized. The symposium will focus on various scientific challenges for the field, including implementation science, the scalable data infrastructures and analyses required for impact on discovery and clinical care, and the value proposition for the investments that have been made in national programs. The leading edge of clinical impact of clinical sequencing will be highlighted in sessions on pharmacogenomics, and on developing novel therapeutics.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: January 9 2018
Scholarship Deadline: February 21 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 21 2018
Abstract Deadline: March 27 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: April 11 2018
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:
Metabolon, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Color Genomics, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

AstraZeneca

Fabric Genomics


Fabric Genomics
Keystone Symposia thanks the Volkswagen Foundation for hosting this conference:
in Cooperation with Volkswagen Foundation
Keystone Symposia thanks the following Contributors.
Color Genomics, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Grant No. 1 R13 HG009984-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HG009984-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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