Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Session 4: Health Applications

1. Human genetics of infectious diseases and vaccine responses: translational opportunities. Speaker: Adrian Hill, Oxford University

2. Reducing the burden of infectious diseases. Speaker: Kwadwo Koram, University of Ghana

3. The use of genomics in combatting emerging infections. Speaker: Anavaj Sakuntabha, Institut Pasteur

4. Relieving the burden of sickle cell disease using genomics. Swee Lay Thein, NIH

5. Using genomics to identify new causes of cancer: a global context. Paul Brennan, IARC

6. Genetic architecture and health in Greenland. Speaker: Anders Albrechtsen University of Copenhagen

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Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Session 3: Statistical & population genetic approaches

1. Genomic history and the architecture of complex traits in South Africa. Speaker: Brenna Henn, University of California, Davis

2. Population genetics and genomics of human immune responses. Speaker: Lluis Quintana-Murci, Insitut Pasteur

3. Statistical and computational tools for analysing the genetic and environmental underpinnings of common disease. Speaker: Noah Zaitlen, UCSF

4. Disease susceptibility in complex populations. Speaker: Ryan Hernandez, UCSF

5. Title tbc - Speaker: Cheikh Loucoubar, Institut Pasteur de Dakar

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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

Session 2: Engaging communities

1. Genomics and Engagement with Indigenous Communities. Speaker: Nanibaa' A. Garrison, University of Washington

2. Reducing health-care disparities and improving diagnostic success for Indigenous children with genetic disease. Speaker: Laura Arbour, UBC

3. Genome diversity and health in Australia. Speaker: Simon Easteal, Australian National University

4. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative. Charles Rotimi, NIH

5. Ethical engagement and protocol related to genomics research with Indigenous communities Carrie Bourassa, CIHR

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Session 1: Large cohorts are diverse cohorts

1. Realising the power of large prospective biobanks in diverse populations. Speaker: Zhengming Chen, Oxford University

2. Genetic analysis in large-scale biobanks in the US. Speaker: Dan Roden, Vanderbilt University

3. Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE). Speaker: Chris Gignoux, University of Colorado

4. Challenges and disparities in the application of personalized genomic medicine: the CAAPA study. Speaker: Kathleen Barnes, University of Colorado

5. From populations, to communities, to families, to children. Speaker: Bartha Knoppers, McGill University

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Grande conférence publique (Public Lecture)

Please note: For both public lectures simultaneous French/English translation will be provided.

“Histoire des populations, génétique et recherche biomédicale” by Dr. Lluis Quintana, Institut Pasteur, Paris

"Health,  History,  and Customer-Powered Research at 23andMe" by Dr. Joanna Mountain, 23andMe

The topic of the Grande conférence publique is of great importance to the medical community, but also to the general public. How ancestry impacts disease diagnostic and treatment, and what the scientific community does to ensure equitable access, is a question that should be discussed not only among scientists and community leaders, but also openly with the general public. This will be a public lecture from a leading scientist explaining the challenges and successes in improving the fairness of medical research.

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