July update

We are delighted to see our community growing (currently 95 members) and engaging with our group activities. We have some good news about upcoming events, knowledge translation efforts, and opportunities to further engage with the group.

We are very much looking forward to hosting our first online symposium this September, and preparations are well underway. This will be an exciting opportunity for us to meet for a panel discussion on prioritising genomic medicine: reflections on the role of health economics for changing policy and clinical practice. The symposium will be followed by a facilitated discussion with our early career researchers and researchers from low- and middle-income countries to ensure that our group takes forward high value activities for supporting capacity building in health economics of genomic medicine. More information about the symposium will be circulated very soon.

We were also delighted to see such a high turnout in our first webinar from Dr Samantha Pollard on Defining a core data set to support economic evaluations of precision oncology: A stakeholder driven approach. You can watch the event recording here. We will soon be reaching out to our members to plan future webinars covering a wide range of topics and methods in genomic medicine. If you are interested in presenting your work to the group, please email us at iheagenomics@gmail.com.

Our group members Hadley Smith and Tara Lavelle are serving as guest editors for a specialty update on value, implementation, and access to pediatric genomic medicine to be published by the Elsevier journal Clinical Therapeutics (CT). Additional information about the call for papers is available here. A call on Resource Allocation in Genetic and Genomic Medicine, edited by James Buchanan and Ilias Goranitis, at the Journal of Community Genetics has now closed and the papers can be accessed here.

We are always keen to share news about our members through our Twitter account, which has publicized over 60 papers this year. If you have papers, grants, conferences, and other news that may be of interest to the group, please let us know. Sharing news, opportunities and connecting researchers are important drivers of this group.

We would also like to see more members of our group taking on a convener role. If you are interested in being more actively involved with the Econ-Omics group, please email us (iheagenomics@gmail.com).

We hope to see you all in our September symposium.

With best wishes,

The Founding Lead Conveners
Ilias Goranitis, Deirdre Weymann, James Buchanan

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