Advancing Medicine Through Global Collaboration

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Heidi L. Rehm, PhD, FACMG

    Director, Genomic Medicine Unit, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH, Chief Genomics Officer, Department of Medicine, MGH, Co-Director, Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute; Medical Director, Broad Clinical Laboratory, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


Despite major advances in deciphering the genome, barriers to incorporating genomics into clinical care abound. Overcoming these barriers requires extensive infrastructure, including standards, knowledgebases and global data sharing, as well as innovative solutions and a rich interface between research and clinical care. This talk will present both local and global efforts to support clinical genomics from diagnosis to gene discovery.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the rationale for sharing genomic and health data to improve patient care.

2. Identify approaches that can aid in the interpretation of non-coding regions of the genome to solve rare disease.

3. Locate a platform that is freely available to analyze genomic data.