A summit focused exclusively on genomics was held in Ireland for the first time on Thursday 23rd January at the Aviva Stadium Dublin. Genomics Summit 2020, co-hosted by Genuity Science (formerly Genomics Medicine Ireland) and University College Dublin Research & Innovation, was an engaging day of talks and panel discussions related to the genomics revolution sweeping Ireland and the globe.
The event brought together Irish and international thought leaders and renowned experts to speak on topics that addressed the challenges and opportunities in realising the potential of genomics in healthcare. Over 350 people attended on the day, with audience members active and engaged throughout the event, providing colour and context to the high-level, informative talks given from the stage.
See below for the full agenda and line-up for the day!
08.00 – 08.55 | Registration - tea, coffee and light breakfast available
09.00 – 09.15 | Jonathan McCrea & Dr. Anne Jones, Genomics Medicine Ireland
Welcome and introductory remarks
09.15 – 09.40 | Prof. Owen P. Smith CBE, University College Dublin
Swapping acuity for chronicity and its associated complexity: tales from paediatrics
09.40 – 10.05 | Dr. Charles A. Steward
A parent’s and genomic scientist’s perspective on genomic medicine
10.05 – 10.50 | Dr. Howard Jacob (Keynote speaker)
Leveraging 1 million genomes to build precision medicine.
10.50– 11.15 | Prof. Mark Lawler
Addressing Europe’s cancer challenge through a data-enabled lens:
The time to act is NOW!
11.15 – 11.40 | Tea and coffee
11.40 – 12.25 | Dr. David Bentley
Genomes for Healthcare
12.25 – 13.00 | Panel 1 facilitated by Triona McCormack, Director of Research, UCD
The skills required to build a genomics infrastructure
Prof. Cathal Seoighe | Dr. Darrin Morrissey
Dr. Elaine Kenny | Dr. James O’ Byrne
13.00 – 13.55 | lunch, Sponsored by Illumina
14.00 - 14.40 | Panel 2 facilitated by Dr. Howard Jacob, AbbVie
Genomics and the diagnostic odyssey- where do patients go next?
Prof. Mary King | Dr. Shane McKee | Noreen Doyle
14.40 – 15.25 | Prof. Robert C. Green (Keynote Speaker)
The Path to Preventive Genomics
15.25 - 15.30 | Closing remarks
Dr. Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
Dr. Howard J. Jacob, PhD
Prof. Owen P. Smith CBE
Dr. Charles A. Steward
Prof. Mark Lawler
Dr. David Bentley
Dr. Triona McCormack PhD
Prof. Cathal Seoighe
Dr. Darrin Morrissey PhD
Dr. Elaine Kenny PhD
Dr. James O'Byrne
Prof. Mary King
Dr. Shane McKee