Genomic medicine is a relatively recent development in the healthcare sphere introduced only 15 years ago with the completion of the first human genome. Incorporating genomics into clinical decision making has only been feasible with the advent of improved technologies allowing a cost-effective genomic analysis of a patient’s entire DNA. Genomic diagnostic and decision-making tools are being developed at a higher rate now than ever before.


The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine is transforming children’s lives through the power of whole genomic sequencing. This workshop will review the process of genomic sequencing and how through the newly introduced research process of rapid whole genomic sequencing (rWGS), the quality of precision medicine is advancing in ways never seen before in NICUs and PICUs around the country. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
» Describe the principles of genomic medicine and whole-genome sequencing
» Recognize the implications of implementing genomic medicine in pediatrics
» Know when and how patients are referred for rapid whole-genome sequencing

» Discuss with an interdisciplinary team of genomic professionals how implementing rapid whole-genome sequencing can happen in their healthcare world.


Event Details

The workshop will take place Wednesday, September 18 from 12 – 4 p.m. PST at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in conjunction with the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit. If you have any questions, please email