25th Anniversary Annual Conference - 25 Years of Innovation
In 2010, we brought you a new format. In 2011, we brought you a whole new weekend! We’ve pushed back our conference dates – join us in the Washington, DC, metro area for a paradigm-shifting conference experience to kick off your summer.
"Thanks again for welcoming me into the Genetic Alliance family. I learned a lot, and met great people at the conference. It was my pleasure to spend time with a community of such hard-working and passionate people. I look forward to the next sing-a-long."
-Rebecca Marci (Brown) Goodwin
This year Genetic Alliance turns 25; but June 23-26, we celebrated 25 years of innovation in the genetics and health community as a whole. Together we have come a long way! We hope that all attendees were able to use this conference as an innovation platform for the next quarter century and beyond.
Friday, we dove into daylong sessions. Participants chose between four in-depth symposia on Genetics Services, Organizational Development, Research, and Transformational Leadership to give their conference experience a powerful start.
As usual, Saturday was filled with back-to-back, thought-provoking workshops. Saturday night we held our signature Awards Dinner, honoring stellar individuals and organizations who exemplify advocacy, passion, partnership, and innovation.
On Sunday, we immersed ourselves in the world of biobanks with two concurrent sessions, Building Better Biobanks and Registry and Biobank Boot Camp. Participants were also able to participate in another Leadership daylong workshop, or enjoy the nation’s capital!
"I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to attend. Everything was so organized and professional, and provided such an unparalleled opportunity to network with such influential members in our field."
We are proud to say that this year’s conference succeeded in its goal of allowing a variety of stakeholders—advocates and community leaders, health and industry professionals, policymakers, academicians and more—to engage in cutting-edge discourse, networking, and fun!
Genetic Alliance improves health through the authentic engagement of communities and individuals. In this, our 25th year, we celebrate innovation on our journey toward novel partnerships, connected consumers and smart services.