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Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health
Organizer(s): Michèle Ramsay, Han Brunner and Appolinaire Djikeng
Date: November 25 - 29, 2018
Location: Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
Genomic variation is a driving force of animal and human health, and susceptibility to disease. Yet our knowledge rarely spans human ethnic genomic diversity and genomic variation between animal breeds, limiting their translational impact. This symposium aims to: 1) Highlight translational genomics in humans and animals (clinical medicine and animal breeding for health and productivity; 2) Explore synergies and cross-disciplinary learning; 3) Explore opportunities to leverage genomic diversity to push the current boundaries to translation; and 4) Address translation and affordability in low- and middle-income settings. Large-scale genomics initiatives like Genome England, the US Precision Medicine initiative, and the Human Heredity and Health in African Consortium are providing extraordinarily large data sets to explore useful genotype-phenotype connections. Equivalent initiatives for animal data are starting. This meeting will explore the translation of genomic research in animals and humans, high and low-resourced environments, ethnic diversity, and cultural context. Identifying common strands in animal and human health opens up opportunities for repurposing of ideas and applications, and for finding innovative solutions for translational genomics through cross-boundary communities of practice.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: June 26 2018
Scholarship Deadline: August 8 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: August 8 2018
Abstract Deadline: August 23 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: October 6 2018
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:
inqaba biotec
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Grant No. 1 R13 HG010287-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HG010287-01 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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