Illumina is launching its first genomics forum with a question-and-answer session with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
The forum will take place from September 28 through October 1 in San Diego, the company said. President Obama will participate in a session held on September 28, and will discuss the need for "equity, accessibility, and smarter healthcare," according to Illumina.
The forum will address the following topics:
- How genomic technology is driving more informed, proactive, and personalized patient diagnosis and treatment.
- The advances whole genomic sequencing is making against cancer, genetic, and infectious disease.
- The role of genomics in supporting healthcare's aims to improve population health, reduce costs, and improve the patient experience.
Registration for the forum can be found here.