Wed, 29 Mar|
link23 launch: The power of partnerships in improving equity in genomics
Join us for our online launch event of link23, a new global initiative dedicated to promoting equity in genomics - our Genomics Theme's first major project!
Time & Location
29 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 15:00
About the event
About this event and link23
Despite advancements in the field of genomics, disparities still exist in its practice and in the representation of populations of non-European ancestries in genomics databases leading to unequal outcomes in healthcare and treatment, as well as mistrust among underrepresented communities. To ensure genomics works for everyone, it's important to address these inequalities.
link23 (www.link23.world) is a new global initiative focused on providing practical solutions to increase equity in genomics by curating, building, implementing, and scaling practical solutions.
Come along to find out more and how to get involved in link23!
The launch event will feature a guest presentation from Dr Charles Rahal on the GWAS Diversity Monitor, an important tool for understanding data diversity in genomics. It will also feature a guest panel discussion from global genomics experts on what’s needed to make genomics more equitable and the barriers and opportunities to doing so.
This launch event will be one of many activities that link23 undertake to highlight tools and solutions to promote equity in genomics, and to nurture a global community interested in this cause.
14:00 – Welcome and intro to link23
14:10 – Presentation: GWAS diversity monitor;
Dr Charles Rahal – University of Oxford
14:25 – Panel discussion : Making genomics more equitable; with:
Dr Ekin Bolukbasi - Wellcome, Data for Science and Health
Prof Collet Dandara – University of Cape Town
Prof Jie Zheng - Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Ruijin Hospital.
14.55 – Wrap up & getting involved with link23