2009 Annual Meeting


The 2009 Genomics Forum Program was an exciting one.  We hosted seven oral sessions and one poster session on topics ranging from health communications to epidemiology to family history.

Sessions are listed below.

 Our Annual Business meeting was on Sunday, November 8, 8:00 AM-9:30 AM and featured the work of our committees and working groups and was key to orienting our priorities for the coming year.  

Business Meeting Agenda and Annotated Presentation is below.

We also organized opportunities for informal discussion and networking during the meeting in Philadelphia that were on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM.

Meet and Greets: Information is listed below.

People who were not able to attend the APHA conference in Philadelphia were given the opportunity to participate in the Genomics Forum Annual Business Meeting.  on Monday, November 9 from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM (Eastern)  when we hosted an alternate business meeting by phone.

Alternate Business Meeting Agenda and call-in Information is listed below.

 2009 APHA Genomics Forum Program

Sunday, November 8, 2009
  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Genomics forum annual business meeting (202.0)
Loews: Commonwealth B

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    The interface of genetics, genomics, and public health (2032.0)
Pennsylvania Convention Center: Halls A & B
Monday, November 9, 2009
  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Novel applications of genomics and family health history in public health (3032.0)
Loews: Anthony
  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Communicating genetic and genomic risks to the public (3126.0)
Loews: Regency Ballroom C2
  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Genomics and health disparities (3415.0)
Loews: Tubman
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Translational research in genomics and public health education (4103.0)
Loews: Regency Ballroom C2
  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Direct to consumer genetic testing and personalized medicine: What does it mean for the public’s health? (4287.0)
Loews: Congress B
  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Genetic testing and information available direct to consumer (4369.0)
Loews: Congress B
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Public education, social justice, and advocacy in genomics (5046.0)
Loews: Congress B


Business Meeting Agenda



Sunday, November 8, 2009

  8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome Address and Award Presentation
         Jody Platt, Past Chair
  8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Report from APHA Executive Board
    Joseph Telfair
  8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Leadership Address
    James O’Leary, Forum Chair
  8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Committee Presentations
    Kim Kaphingst, Program Committee
Tiphane Turpin, Membership/Communications Committee
Erin Payne, Policy Committee
James or Jody, Special Projects Committee
  8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Working Group Presentations
    Kristi Zonno, Healthcare Policy Working Group
Eduardo Velasco, Gene by Environment Interaction Group
  9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Round tables
  9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Closing Address
    H. Dean Hosgood, Forum Co-Chair

Meet and Greets

Dates & Times:
Monday November 9, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Tuesday November 10, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

A lot can be accomplished in an informal setting. Members of the Genomics Forum (and those interested in becoming members) are invited to gather at Estia for networking and socialization.

We hope that the topics that come up during the first Meet and Greet will lead to discussion in our second meeting of specific activities that the Forum can sponsor related to those hot topics. Whether or not you attend the first Meet and Greet, we hope that you will join us for another night of informal gathering to discuss next steps of the Genomics Forum.

Estia Restaurant
1405 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-735-7700

Alternate Business Meeting Information

Please join the meeting by using the following call-in information:
Phone number: 1-888-387-8686
Passcode: 2062345#



3:30 PM - 3:40 PM     Welcome and Introductions
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM     2009 Genomics Forum Report
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM     Summary of 2009 Business Meeting
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM     Discussion
  • Alternate meeting sites:  What meetings do people attend?  Would you attend a Genomics Forum activity at this meeting?
  • Hot topics:  What are they for 2010?
  • How can the Forum’s work support your own goals and the goals of your organization?  How can you support the Forum?
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM     Wrap Up and Next Steps

Notes from call

For more information about the entire APHA program and conference registration, visit the APHA website.