Agenda - 1st Meeting of the PAHO Genomic Surveillance Regional Networks (PAHOGen)

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The event will take place in Brasília, Brazil, from November 14th to 16th, 2023. The proceedings will be conducted in multiple languages—Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese—with the provision of simultaneous interpretation to facilitate seamless communication among participants. In an effort to extend our reach, we will be providing a live transmission of the event via our official PAHO TV channel on YouTube.

  • DATE: November 14 to 16, 2023
  • LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French with simultaneous translation.
  • Link to YouTube: PAHOTV


  • Share experiences in genomic surveillance of PAHO genomic surveillance networks (COVIGEN, PulseNet, VIGenDA, ReLAVRA+, others); 
  • Discuss actions for genomic surveillance with better geographic representation; timeliness and quality of data and information generated, always prioritizing the articulation with epidemiology and clinical practice; 
  • Discuss the use of data of data to simplify decision-making and public health actions at the local and regional levels;  
  • Identify the needs for bilateral and multilateral collaboration among members; 
  • Develop a roadmap for the next 2 years in light of PAHO's "Regional Genomic Surveillance Strategy for Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Response”.