On July 28-29, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) sponsored the workshop - Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond: A Planning Workshop for the National Human Genome Research Institute - at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
1. Discuss the scientific questions and opportunities that can be substantially addressed by large-scale genomics studies, starting with genome sequencing but also considering other genomic technologies.
2. Consider options for future NHGRI programs that would address these questions and opportunities.
Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series. The series is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), in collaboration with Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Each lecture takes place at Suburban Hospital's lower level auditorium at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, Md. All are welcome to the hour-long lectures, which begin at 8 a.m. on the first Friday of the month. Advanced registration is not required; however, those requesting continuing medical education (CME) credits are asked to sign in. More: http://www.genome.gov/27555276
On May 12-13, 2014, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) held its third annual scientific symposium at Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. Through collaborative workshops, poster sessions and plenary presentations, TCGA investigators from around the world shared their novel biological discoveries, analytical methods and translational approaches using TCGA data.
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR) advises the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), on genetics, genomic research, training and programs related to the human genome initiative. NACHGR performs second-level peer review for grant applications, and determines the program priorities for NHGRI and the goals for the government's efforts in the International Human Genome Project (HGP).
NACHGR meets three times a year. The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Advisors (ERA), a working group of NACHGR, provides advice and guidance to NHGRI on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic research.
More information: http://www.genome.gov/Council/