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We are in sunny Pasadena, California for the 2018 APHL Annual Meeting! Here is a little look at what we did on the first day. Stay tuned for updates every day through June 5.
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After four days of fascinating speakers, networking with peers and partners from around the world, and enjoying public health jokes that only insiders would understand, the 2017 APHL Annual Meeting came to a close. It was the largest meeting yet with over 700 attendees. We are so thankful to the APHL staff, members, partners, exhibitors and speakers who made this meeting a success! See you all in Pasadena, California in 2018!
Below is a round-up of days 3 and 4.
The post Farewell, Providence! APHL Annual Meeting — Days 3 and 4 appeared first on APHL Lab Blog.
So I made a Storify of the responses so far.
I also got some good responses on Facebook.
Some of the themes so far are discussed below:
Many factors come into play including
- Job type
- Financial status
- Having children and the children's ages
- Having partners
- Partner's work commitments
- Distance from meeting
- Duration of meeting
- Quality of the conference
- They try to save weekends for family or general life (as in, not work) activities
- They have children and children are young, seems like many find it harder or less desirable to go away on weekends
- They get assistance with childcare during the week (e.g., daycare) but not on weekend so then partners have harder time alone on weekend
- They are in a long-distance relationship weekends may be only chance to see partner
- They just cannot get away at all during the week
- maybe due to clinical commitments
- maybe due to heavy teaching loads
- When they leave their partner(s) take care of family commitments and if partners work during the week, they may be better able to deal with weekends without a partner
- Even if partners do not work, taking care of family alone during week may be harder than on weekends
- Move the location around so that people are affected differently each time (e.g., travel time can add to the challenges for meetings so if you move the meeting travel time will not always affect people from the same places in the same way)
- Move the weekend/weekday aspect of the meeting
- Make meetings as family friendly as possible (this seems to be true if on weekend or not)
- Make meetings short
- Conference participation needs to be optional
- Have meeting stat bridge weekdays and weekends and allow registration just for one part
- Live stream conferences so people can participate remotely
- Record and post videos
- Live Tweet and use other social media to allow people to participate remotely
I will repost the request during the week so that I sample thoughts from people who are not answering questions on weekends. Doh. Thanks to Fiona Brinkman for pointing this sampling bias out to me.
@phylogenomics Ask again on a weekday. Avoid weekends: Encourages work/life balance & those with young families to get out and network— Fiona Brinkman (@fionabrinkman) March 6, 2016
Next Monday, APHL will kick off the 2016 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri! Held every 18 months, this conference brings together newborn screening lab scientists, pediatricians, genetic counselors, follow-up coordinators and other professionals working on population genetics. Together, they will address state, national and international newborn screening and genetic testing issues that are important to public health.
Whether you are attending the symposium or not, you can follow the conversation on Twitter using #NBSGTS.
We are extremely excited to have NPR science correspondent, Joe Palca, join our keynote panel! Dr. Palca will present as one of the panelists during this session entitled, “Expanding the Newborn Screening Gateway: Considerations, Applications and Future Implications for Genomics and Precision Medicine.” He will also moderate the Q&A portion of this session.
This year we want to invite you to submit questions to be answered by Dr. Palca and our other highly regarded panelists.
Below is a list of the panelists and their presentation topics, as well as information on how to submit your questions. It is going to be a great discussion!
- Joe Palca, science correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will discuss how genetic privacy and WGS issues are portrayed in the media.
- Michele Caggana, director of the newborn screening program at the New York State Department of Health, will begin the session by providing a state perspective on the incorporation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) into newborn screening.
- Jeff Botkin, chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at University of Utah, will present on the ethical considerations of WGS that were included in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to the Common Rule, specifically in the context of newborn screening.
- Cynthia Powell is a principal investigator for the Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health (NSIGHT) project, “North Carolina Newborn Exome Sequencing for Universal Screening.” She will provide an overview of NSIGHT projects and implications of the future of WGS in NBS.
If you have a question about newborn screening and whole genome sequencing, genetics or genomics, please send them to us by Friday, February 26 at 5:00pm ET. Here’s how:
- Tweet them directly to @APHL and include #NBSGTS
- Comment on APHL’s Facebook post
- Leave a comment on this blog post
We might not be able to respond to every question, but we will try our best! If we can’t answer your question during the session, we will work to have an APHL newborn screening team member provide an answer after the symposium.
The keynote session is on Monday, February 29 from 1:30-3:30 PM CT (2:30-4:30 ET)! Be sure to follow #NBSGTS for live tweets from conference attendees!
Just got this email:
I hope this email finds you well. I came across your profile while doing some research on the NGS Data Analysis field and I would like to invite you and your team to the “NGS Data Analysis and Informatics Conference, 2016” which will be held on the 18th and 19th of February in San Diego, USA which I hope would be of your interest. I am glad to inform one of the conference sponsors (Illumina, Seven Bridges Genomics, and Molecular Health) has helped arrange a complimentary VIP pass for you. We have limited passes which are being offered for you and some other experts in US.
We are holding these sponsored pass until the end of this week or till these passes are taken, whichever is the earliest. Request you to kindly confirm your participation at the earliest by replying to this email. Attached is the VIP pass.
Our conference link- http://www.mnmconferences.com/
I would be grateful if you can share the information with your colleagues if you are not the right person to contact. Let me know if you need any further information.
Kind Regards, Mahvish Anwar Delegate Executive- Markets and Markets Conferences