The Golden Helix Symposia

The Concept
The Golden Helix Symposia series are named after the house of Francis Crick (“The Golden Helix”; 19/20 Portugal Place, Cambridge, UK) to emphasize their focus on human genomics and personalized medicine. The topic of these symposia revolves around the fields of genomic and personalized medicine. In particular, these symposia series have the following features:

  • Symposia topics are selected by Golden Helix Institute’s International Advisory Council of distinguished research scientists from academia, government, and industry.
  • New and often ground- breaking science is presented at every meeting.
  • Symposia range in length from 2 to 3 days
  • Average attendance is 450 participants, coming from various countries worldwide.
  • Scientific excellence is ensured where important collaborations are formed, careers are enhanced, and new scientific breakthroughs are presented
  • Participants are staff scientists, post-doctoral fellows and students from academia, working in the field of personalized research, and scientists from pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government agencies and private and research foundations,
  • Conference venues are usually prestigious locations in major cities or summer retreats in Southern Mediterranean or Eastern regions

UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM: 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference


3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference

Implementing Genomic Medicine into Practice

April 27-29, 2017, Athens, Greece


The 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference will be organized in Athens, Greece, April 27-29, 2017.

The meeting will be organized by the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative and the Golden Helix Foundation, as the local host. The 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference is the first to be organized in Europe, following the successful events in the United States in 2014 and Singapore in 2015 and will focus on the implementation of Genomic Medicine into clinical practice.

Leaders in Genomic Medicine across the globe will be attending this highly interactive meeting to define collaborative projects and strategies that will serve the global community to use genomic advances to improve clinical care. Representatives from the developed and the developing world will share challenges and strategies to overcome them. In addition we will be convening industry and leaders of large genomic consortia to engage in the dialog about the potential to impact health care delivery.


The 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference organizing Committee


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About G2MC

The Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative



The Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC) is an action collaborative among global leaders in the implementation of genomic medicine in clinical care. Arising from the 2014 Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine Summit, the purpose of G2MC is to identify opportunities and foster global collaborations for enabling the demonstration of value and the effective use of genomics in medicine. Engaging multiple stakeholders across the globe, the G2MC group, under the auspices of the Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, seeks to improve global health by catalyzing the implementation of genomic tools and knowledge into health care delivery globally. To accomplish these goals, seven working groups were created, including communications, education, evidence, IT/bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, policy, and a steering group to guide and support efforts among working groups.

Specifically, it is intended to:

  • Serve as nexus, clearinghouse, and knowledge base for genomic medicine activities globally;
  • Develop opportunities for global genomic medicine demonstration projects (implementation and outcomes research) and;
  • Capture and disseminate best practices for genomic medicine (in bioinformatics, education, evidence, pharmacogenomics, policy) across the global genomic medicine community.


Current Activities

The purpose and goals of the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC):

  • Develop projects with global participation
    • Opportunities to disseminate learnings for genomic medicine implementation
    • Educational platforms to support genomic medicine projects
    • Community engagement and access to global genomic medicine expertise
  • Creation of a registry or catalog of genomic medicine projects and programs across the globe to stimulate collaboration and efficiency in translation
  • Be a global policy forum for genomic medicine
    • Mapping the global genomic medicine landscape particularly as it relates to policy and implementation
  • Global eradication of preventable Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis


Previous Conferences 

2nd G2MC Conference; November 6-7, 2015, Singapore - Implementing Genomic Medicine into Practice

The meeting objectives were to:

  • Highlight nations or organizations around the world that are implementing genomic medicine into practice
  • Foster/facilitate collaborations to enable the implementation of genomic medicine
  • Highlight best practices and lessons learned to enable others to effectively implement genomic medicine approaches
  • Identify and develop solutions for overcoming obstacles to genomic medicine implementation
  • Identify and discuss regulations and policies that impact the implementation of genomic medicine
  • Create a global tool box for implementation of genomic medicine into practice


Attendee List

G2MC Group Photo


1st G2MC Conference; January 8-9, 2014, Washington DC, USA - Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine

The goals of the meeting were to:

  • Identify areas of active translational and implementation research, potential common strategies, and opportunities for collaborative efforts.
  • Identify common barriers to implementation of genomics in healthcare and a policy agenda relevant to advances in the field.
  • Identify nations with unique capabilities (such as national healthcare systems) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.
  • Discuss opportunities (such as national healthcare system) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.



Venue of the 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference

The 3rd Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative Conference will be held in the DIVANI Apollon Palace and Thalasso*****.

Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso is a member of the Leading hotels of the world. This is a luxury beach resort in Athens situated in the exclusive area of Vouliagmeni, just 18km from the city centre. Guests enjoy, the pleasure of a private beach and an award winning Spa, the only one offering Thalassotherapy in the whole Attica region and one of the best Thalassotherapy centers in the Mediterranean.

Divani Apollon Palace and Spa is an excellent hotel for both leisure and business and offers quiet luxury at the prestigious Athenian Riviera.



Organizing Committee

Geoff Ginsburg (Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; Co-Chair)

Robyn Ward (University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia; Co-Chair)

George P. Patrinos (University of Patras, Patras, Greece; Local Chair)


Confirmed Speakers


To be announced soon

Scientific Program


Scientific Program

The Scientific Program is currently in preparation and will be available shortly.





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