PGRN members are invited to participate in a survey about the future of the PGRN. The NIH (which is our only source of financial support), will no longer support the PGRN after June 2020. We are exploring options that will allow the PGRN to continue to exist as part of another organization, and would like to hear from our members which PGRN services and activities are most important. This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. We hope that you take the time to complete this important survey by Friday, May 17.
The ASHG abstract submission site for the 2019 ASHG Annual Meeting in Houston on October 15-19, 2019 is now open. There is an abstract topic of “Precision Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, and Genetic Therapies” that pharmacogenomics researchers may be interested in. The abstract submission deadline is June 6, 2019 at 8 pm Eastern time.
A team of researchers from the UK (University of Liverpool; University of St. Andrews; Cochrane Editorial Unit, London) are currently developing the “STrengthening the Reporting Of Pharmacogenetic Studies” (STROPS) reporting guideline in order to improve the reporting of pharmacogenetic studies, and to facilitate the conduct of high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses. They are conducting a Delphi survey to gain consensus opinion on which reporting items ought to be included in this guideline and are looking for participants to participate in a survey.
The Delphi survey will consist of two rounds of electronic-based survey, response and feedback. In the first round survey, participants will be asked to score reporting items based on their opinions about the importance of these items for inclusion in the reporting guideline. In the second round survey, a summary of responses from the first round will be provided, and participants will be asked to re-score the reporting items. Any additional reporting items identified by participants in the first round will be included for scoring by participants in the second round of the Delphi survey. Completion of the first round survey does not necessitate completion in the second round survey. All scoring data will be anonymized. This survey will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.
If you would like to participate in the development of this reporting guideline, please complete the first round of the Delphi survey by Friday, May 3 at the link below.
The Hub team