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This conference of the International Science Council, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) will bring together more than 1,500 political representatives, diplomats and government science advisors to promote scientific expertise and the use of scientific knowledge in informing policy decisions in an increasingly complex world.

INGSA2021 will examine the complex interactions between scientists, public policy and diplomatic relations at local, national and international levels, including in times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

From the conference organizers: As we have witnessed in recent years, there has been a lot of confusion around the use of race and ethnicity in medicine and medical algorithms. We are focusing on how race and ethnicity informs and biases precision medicine* diagnostics and therapeutics. We are also addressing how machine learning has the potential to both accentuate and reduce existing bias in these precision medicine tasks. At this year’s conference, we will provide expert-led discussions of how identity is used in care and how to best advance precision medicine for all populations. As we have done over the past several years, we will center on elevating the patient voice and building patient engagement.

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From the conference organizers: If you work in telehealth, digital medicine, or affiliated analytical technology, this conference is one you cannot miss. Come and hear talks and discussions by leaders in academia, biotech, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, clinical research, informatics, healthcare and regulatory bodies at the world’s most informative virtual conference.

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From the conference organizers: The 20th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on September 23 and 24, 2021 in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

Topics will range from exploring barriers to the implementation of pharmacogenomics and newborn sequencing, updates on population scale genomic initiatives, development of liquid biopsies, artificial intelligence and learning health systems, and many other topics addressing challenges for the adoption of precision medicine. Dr. Julie Johnson (University of Florida) will present a keynote lecture and receive the PMWC Luminary Award in recognition of her significant contributions in advancing the field of precision medicine.

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advances in precision medicine as well as cutting-edge strategies and solutions that are fundamentally changing how patients are treated.

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Attendees discover ways to innovate and advance care through genomics and emerging science. Featuring expert speakers from Mayo Clinic and around the world to inspire attendees.

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From the conference organizers: California Primary Care Association (CPCA) provides this annual informative and empowering program for our membership, partners, and collaborators to enable attendees to learn from one another and honor those who have been instrumental through the year in addressing the serious healthcare concerns facing California's uninsured, low-income, and minority communities. Join discussions with key decision makers and leadership from hundreds of health centers across the state!

This conference has changed from an in-person event to virtual.

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Megan Varvais
Megan Varvais is the Science Communication Specialist for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. She coordinates CIAPM's web content, and maintains the events calendar.