The Journal of Community Genetics has just announced a new Special Issue titled “Resource Allocation in Genomic Medicine”. I will be guest editing this Special Issue with Dr Ilias Goranitis (University of Melbourne) and Ingrid Slade (University of Oxford; Head of Public Health, Wokingham Borough Council).
The Special Issue will focus on the issues surrounding resource allocation in genomic medicine from a variety of perspectives. Articles should aim to explore and describe best practice in resource allocation in this context and highlight key challenges, particularly those that are generalizable internationally.
Contributions are invited on, but not restricted to, the following themes:
- Valuing genomic tests – challenges in the health technology assessment process;
- Ethical, legal and social issues associated with resource allocation in genomic medicine;
- The role of patients in resource allocation decision making in genomic medicine;
- Commissioning genomic services within health systems;
- Policy issues surrounding the translation of genomic medicine into clinical practice;
- Resource allocation issues related to genomic testing in primary care and the wider community;
- Resource allocation issues related to implementing genomic medicine in low- and middle-income countries;
- Incorporating the wider economic impacts of genome sequencing in resource allocation decisions.
The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2021, and the Special Issue will be published in summer 2021.
Full details available here. Any questions, don’t hestiate to drop either me or Ilias an email.