Emerging Opportunities for Genomics to Improve Population Health

Lessons learned from the National Academies Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health

May 22, 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Please join us for this free Zoom seminar.
Registration is required.

Advances in genomics have led to the development of new approaches for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of health conditions, ushering in a new era of precision medicine and precision public health. Equitable access to these advances across all populations remains a work in progress. For nearly two decades, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health has brought together diverse voices to share in dialogue about emerging topics in genomics and precision health. Through its public workshops and proceedings of those workshops, the roundtable seeks to encourage innovation and actions that foster the wide adoption of and equitable access to the benefits of genomics and precision health.

As part of the observance of Public Health Genetics and Genomics Week,  (May 20-24), this webinar will shed light on the emerging opportunities and challenges for genomics to improve population health. The webinar participants will also discuss the role of public health at state and federal levels in fulfilling the promise of genomics and precision health for all. Specific topics relevant to public health practice will be explored, including the use of genome sequencing in newborn screening programs, enhancing equity in genomics health services delivery through increased workforce diversity, and the rise of consumer genomic testing.

W. Gregory Feero


W. Gregory Feero MD, PhD
Faculty, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta, ME
Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Associate Editor, Journal American Medical Association
Co-Chair, Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 

Catherine A.L. Wicklund


Catherine A.L. Wicklund, MS, CGC
Adjunct Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Senior Manager, MSL, Clinical Strategy Lead
Myriad Genetics
Co-Chair, Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Hosted by

  • Public Health Genomics Branch, Division Blood Disorders and Public Health Genomics, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention