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Wednesday, November 10 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
805: Bringing the bio-revolution to Canada: Towards a pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy

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Organized by: Genome Canada

Twenty years after the Human Genome Project, genomics is delivering on its promise: a big data science that—combined with AI, gene editing and biomanufacturing—is revolutionizing our wellbeing and economies. The U.K., U.S. and others are launching genomics strategies to maximize impact for their citizens. Canada is doing the same. Budget 2021 announced $400M for a new Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy to build on the excellence Canada has built in genomics. This session will explore what it will take to build an effective Strategy, opportunities for Canada’s continued leadership in genomics, and the confluence of genomics with other transformational technologies.​​​​

Moderators
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Rob Annan

President and CEO, Genome Canada
Rob Annan is President and CEO of Genome Canada.Dr. Annan drives an overarching strategy that promotes the value and potential of genomics in Canada to Genome Canada’s major stakeholders, while raising the public profile of Genome Canada both nationally and internationally.Dr. Annan... Read More →

Speakers
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Naveed Aziz

Chief Executive Officer, CGEn
Dr. Naveed Aziz serves as CEO at CGEn, Canada’s national platform for genome sequencing & analysis, with nodes at SickKids (Toronto), McGill University (Montréal) and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver). Dr. Aziz leadership has enabled CGEn to fuel Canadian... Read More →
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Stephen Scherer

Chief of Research at SickKids and Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics
Dr. Scherer is Chief of Research and holds the Northbridge Chair in Paediatric Research at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto (UofT) and he is Director of the UofT McLaughlin Centre, as well as The Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids. His team... Read More →
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Sarah Jenna

Co-founder and CEO, My Intelligent Machines
Sarah obtained her Ph.D. in cell and structural biology from the University Aix-Marseille in France in 1998 and a Junior Canadian research Chair in Integrative Genomics and Cell signalling at UQÀM in 2006 (The IGCS Lab). As the co-founder and CEO of MIMs Inc., she translates th... Read More →
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Chonnetia Jones

VP Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Dr. Chonnettia Jones brings more than two decades of experience in science and health research strategy, funding and policy in the U.S., U.K./Europe and Canada. Chonnettia is currently Vice President, Research at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research where she oversees... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
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