NHGRI Strategic Planning Town Hall

Join us and be a part of the conversation that shapes the National Human Genome Research Institute’s vision for the future.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recently launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics and culminate in the publication of a new NHGRI strategic plan in October 2020. As with past strategic planning efforts, NHGRI is soliciting input from the broader research and public communities to help shape the 2020 strategic plan.

As part of this effort, NHGRI is hosting a Town Hall at Stanford's School of Medicine on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. At this event, NHGRI aims to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, trainees, industry experts, healthcare professionals, and other interested stakeholders about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.

In developing NHGRI's 2020 strategic plan, NHGRI aims to identify, lead, and support paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease. In developing the strategic plan, we aim to be the driving force for highly impactful and broadly applicable progress in genomics that empowers the efforts of other individuals and organizations (many of whom are working at the forefront of their areas of interest). Read more about NIHGRI 2020 Strategic Planning here and here.

Event Details

When: Tuesday, July 17th

8:30 am – 12:30pm: Morning Session, Open to all

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Fireside Chat/ Luncheon, Open to all town hall attendees. Attendees who ordered food by Friday, July 6th will have lunch boxes provided to them at this event. For new registrants (registering for this event after July 6th), time will permit you to quickly grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby eateries; we are no longer accepting new box lunch orders.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Afternoon Session, Trainees only

Where: Stanford University Campus, McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford. *Parking details will be sent to attendees closer to the date.

Registration: Please note that the town hall morning and afternoon sessions are free; however, we require all session attendees to register via Google Forms, so we can ensure adequate space and refreshments.

Regarding the Fireside Chat/Luncheon event: 

We have added to the program a Fireside Chat with Stanford Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS) Chair and event moderator, Carlos D. Bustamante, and the following guest speakers: Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI); Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO of insitro; Joyce Tung, VP of Research at 23andme; John West, CEO of Personalis, Inc. and Alicia Zhou, Head of Research at Color Genomics. This will be a lively discussion on how genomics, data science, and patient-generated data will impact precision health, particularly in regards to prevention, treatment, and curing of disease.