Symposium on Personal Control of Genomic Data for Research
The landscape of genomic medicine is rapidly evolving and includes direct access to low-cost genomic sequencing through direct-to-consumer genetic testing and commercial services providing sequencing and interpretation. Increasingly, individuals want to share their genomic data and associated clinical information for research purposes. Several models exist to enable personal control of sharing of genomics data. For individuals who want to make their personal genomic data available for research or third parties for analysis or interpretation, little support exists to answer questions, provide technical support, or give feedback on the value of their data.
Under the auspices of the Cancer Moonshot℠, NCI welcomes advocates, policy leaders, and the public to participate in a two-day, multisession workshop to explore the impact of personal control of genomic data sharing to research, clinical care, and participants well-being and engagement.
The symposium will host sessions on the following topics:
- Motivations for and perceptions of participants controlling their own data
- Facilitating personal control of sharing data: existing approaches and platforms
- Risks and benefits to participants and their communities
- Sharing data in healthcare settings – the role of individuals who wish to share their data
For questions regarding the symposium, email NCIParticipantShareData@mail.nih.gov.
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Master List of Videos
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|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Welcome
View the video recording
|8:45 – 10:00 a.m.||
Session 1: Motivations for and perceptions of participants controlling their own data
|10:00 – 10:30 a.m.||Break/Networking|
|10:30 – 11:45 a.m.||
Session 2: Facilitating personal control of data sharing-- existing approaches and platforms
Summary: This session will feature platform providers of personal genomic data sharing services along with an overview of leading enabling technologies like Blockchain. Speakers will highlight business models, consent processes, participant engagement and feedback mechanisms, and sustainability.
|11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||
Panel discussion: Perceptions and realities for individuals to share their genomic data
|12:30 – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch, concurrent poster viewing and networking|
|2:00 – 3:00 p.m.||
|3:00 – 3:30 p.m.||
Session 3: Risks and benefits to individuals and communities
Summary: This diverse session will include a number of researchers and scholars who will present the landscape of ethical and legal protections (or lack of) for individuals, families, and communities. Additional threads will include international perspectives, interplay with citizen science efforts, and policy development efforts.
Session Chair: Charlisse Caga-anan, J.D., National Cancer Institute
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Break|
|3:45 – 4:30 p.m.||
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||
Panel discussion: Risks and benefits to individuals and communities
|9:00 – 9:30 a.m.||
Keynote Speaker: Janet Freeman-Daily, M.S., Eng, Lung cancer patient/activist and the ROS1ders
|9:30 – 10:45 a.m.||
Session 4: Sharing personal data in clinical practice and healthcare
Summary: As genomic data collection and use becomes more common in clinical practice, there is a need to think of how best to apply and use these data across the diverse and distributed care network that most patients encounter. In short, can we begin to think of a longitudinal and shareable genomic health record that a patient can control and leverage to her benefit.
Session Chair: Sean Davis, M.D., Ph.D., National Cancer Institute
|10:45 – 11:00 a.m.||Short break|
|11:00 – 11:30 a.m.||
Panel discussion: Future challenges and opportunities for research and health
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||