The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health 4th Plenary Meeting

The 4th Plenary Meeting of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health will bring together our worldwide individual and organizational membership. The focus of the Plenary will be on facilitating rapid uptake of GA4GH tools and solutions in real-world settings – translating the last two years of work into action! The Plenary will also provide an opportunity to highlight progress made on our key projects, provide updates on the GA4GH as an organization, and obtain input on our future goals and next steps. We look forward to an engaging and inspiring global dialogue!

Registration is now closed

Thank you for your interest in our event. For questions regarding meeting logistics, please contact Justina Chung at justina.chung@genomicsandhealth.org.

Agenda

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Download descriptions for October 16-17 meetings/sessions

Detailed Agendas - October 16

Detailed Agendas - October 17

Accommodation:

A hotel room block has been reserved at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel for the nights of October 12 to 17.

Please note that by securing a minimum number of guests at our venue hotel, we are able to avoid charging registration fees and can keep the Plenary meeting affordable. If possible, please book at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel by visiting the link below to help reduce GA4GH costs for this event.

If you are also attending ASHG and would like to make reservations beyond October 17, please book a separate booking within the ASHG block at http://www.ashg.org/2016meeting. You will have the option to stay on with the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (no room change necessary), or may select other accommodation.

If you are not attending ASHG, any additional reservations beyond October 17 must be made directly with your hotel of preference. If you would like to stay on with the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (no room change necessary), you may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-207-4150.

Transportation:

The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel is situated in the city centre of Vancouver, two blocks away from the waterfront. The hotel is 9.3 miles from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and is accessible by bus, subway, or taxi. You can find more detailed directions here.

Visas:

Most travellers need a valid entry document such as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa to enter Canada. To ensure you prepare the proper travel documents and identification before arriving to Canada, please visit the website below for more information.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp

Primer Booklet

GA Primer booklet

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Where & When


  • Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
    1128 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6E 4R5, Canada
  • October 16-18, 2016

Contact

For questions regarding meeting content:
Lena Dolman
Operations Manager
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
lena.dolman@genomicsandhealth.org

For questions regarding logistics:
Justina Chung
Membership Coordinator
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
justina.chung@genomicsandhealth.org