Event Details

The GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting will be held virtually on September 29 – September 30, 2020. The 8th Plenary will bring together organizations and stakeholders from the genomics and health community for two days of keynotes, talks, updates, and workshops that will focus on advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the community.

The meeting will consist of four session blocks convenient to different time zones. All talks will be available online after the meeting.

Agenda Overview 

Pre-recorded Sessions


  • Intro to GA4GH Session
  • GA4GH Updates

Day 1: September 29
Track 1A: 15:00 - 18:25 UTC
Track 1B: 22:00 - 01:25 UTC

This Plenary day will have keynotes and panel sessions, geared towards introducing the community to GA4GH and the realm of genomic and health-related data sharing.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panel Sessions
  • Q&As
  • Networking Session

Day 2: September 30
Track 2A: 15:00 - 19:15 UTC
Track 2B: 22:00 - 02:15 UTC

The second Plenary day will provide breakout sessions for those new to GA4GH that are interested in implementing GA4GH standards.

  • Panel Sessions
  • Themed Breakouts
  • Networking Session

Contact Us

For questions regarding meeting program and logistics, please contact Justina Chung.

To learn more about out sponsorship opportunities and how to become a funding partner, please contact Ashley Hobb.

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