At Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, expanding genomic literacy among physicians and pediatric healthcare workers is core to our mission. Educating a new genomic medicine workforce is a vital step towards making genetic testing the standard of care.
We are invested in providing an array of educational opportunities to share our findings and best practices with multi-disciplinary NICU and PICU teams from children’s hospitals, community pediatricians, clinical and research nurses, genetic counselors, scientific researchers, medical specialty fellows, pediatric residents and biomedical students seeking to incorporate genomic diagnostics into patient care.
Our annual Frontiers in Pediatric Genomic Medicine Conference brings leaders in research, industry and healthcare together to explore advances in translating genomic diagnostics into targeted treatment for patients in neonatal and pediatric intensive care.
The April 2018 program included patient family introductions, 30 presentations on the latest findings by scientists and medical experts from around the world, and ample time for a dynamic exchange of ideas.
Save the date for next year’s conference—April 30 – May 2, 2019— to be held seaside in La Jolla at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
We are committed to building a learning health care system that will train and mentor the next generation of pediatric genomic medicine practitioners.
The Institute works closely with Rady Children’s Hospital and UC San Diego Health to provide intensive competency-based medical education for up to six early-career physicians seeking to develop a sub-specialty in genomic medicine. During the fellowship, these physicians work side-by-side with our clinical medical geneticists and doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital to develop skills in the interpretation of clinical whole genome sequencing diagnostic reports and implementation of findings to adjust patient care. Our fellows also participate in research journal reviews, presentations and conferences.
Learning opportunities include:
The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine is working to educate professionals from the wide array of disciplines needed to expand access to genomic medicine. From medical practitioners to genetic counselors, NICU/PICU nurses, clinical medical geneticists, and laboratory and data scientists, we want everyone to learn the value of genomic sequencing and develop the skills to implement this powerful diagnostic tool into their practice.
The Institute’s clinicians, researchers, lab scientists and bioinformaticians routinely travel to major scientific conferences to present our latest findings and research advances. Members of the Institute research team and staff are also frequently invited to present our work to community and philanthropic organizations seeking to support the future of pediatric precision medicine.
Among our external educational offerings include: