A few weeks ago, the Genomics Forum’s membership converged in Philadelphia for the APHA annual meeting. I was impressed and proud of the Forum’s presence at the meeting. Throughout the meeting, I found myself in awe at the high level of academic discussions around numerous topics of genetics and genomics in public health, particularly at both our Business Meeting and Poster Session. The interdisciplinary nature of our group, and everyone’s individual expertise stretching across many fields, makes us poised to further integrate the Forum into APHA, and beyond. To be a witness to this and to come to this realization was my take-home experience from the Annual meeting.
What was your take away message? What did you find interesting, impressive, exciting, etc? Was it an overarching theme or topic? A specific presentation? A conversation had at a social function?