We are getting very close to the point that genome-scale sequence is available for clinical use. But will we know how to process and interpret it for such clinical applications?
Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, and Harvard Medical’s School Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics, and the Harvard Medical School Center for Computational Genetics will hold a working meeting on December 7th and 8th, 2010 at the Countway Library on the Harvard Medical School campus. The purpose of this meeting is to directly address the challenges of providing consistent and clinically useful information to physicians and their patients based on large-scale genome sequencing. This meeting will focus on developing a "pre-competitive space" where industry collaborates earlier and more often to accelerate the clinical benefit from next-generation sequencing. Attendees are from clinical laboratory, sequencing, electronic health record companies as well as governmental and academic groups. This is a free but limited attendance meeting so please contact me if you are interested.