Inaugural Meeting of the
Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™):
A National Collaboration for Realizing the Promise of Genomics
in Health Care and Disease Prevention
October 29–30, 2009 ~ Ann Arbor, Michigan
On October 29-30, 2009, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, and other stakeholders convened the Inaugural Meeting of the Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet™) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More than 100 people attended the meeting, including researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and other professionals from academia, government, health care, public health, industry, and community and consumer groups, who are playing a role in moving genomic research into evidence-based applications for practice and prevention. The meeting was hosted by the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Muin J. Khoury, OPHG’s director, started the meeting by sharing vision for GAPPNet™, which was followed by presentations on current genomics translation research and program efforts and projects. Work groups discussed how genomic research could be best synthesized and disseminated, how research could be most effectively be translated into evidenced-based programs and clinical applications, and how a network of stakeholders from all components of this process could work together to achieve common goals. Over 30 juried posters were exhibited, showing an array of activities translation research and programs, knowledge synthesis and dissemination, and evidence-based recommendation development and dissemination. A GAPPNet™ balloon launch celebrated the creation of GAPPNet™, and the group reached a consensus on the need for such a network and a shared desire to work together to make GAPPNet™ succeed.
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