Genome Canada Annual Report 2016-17 23 • Smart Technologies for Sustain- able Global Food Security Forum – Genome Canada helped convene this forum, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, on September 1 and 2, 2016, to inform future activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. • Forum on societal implications of gene editing – Genome Canada hosted this public forum in Ottawa on September 28, 2016, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Institute for Science, Society and Policy. • International symposium on gene editing – Genome Canada co-spon- sored this Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development sym- posium, held in Ottawa September 29 and 30, 2016, to advance the under- standing of the potential impacts and challenges of gene editing. • 2016 BIO International Convention – Genome Canada sponsored and exhibited at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco in June 2016. This provided visibility for the Canadian genomics enterprise, and enabled valuable partnerships to be formed and interaction to take place with international stakeholders and decision-makers. • Forum on Genomics and Precision Health – Genome Canada led this forum, held in Toronto in October 2016, as well as other meetings with provincial and territorial health authorities, researchers and key opinion leaders to discuss strategies to advance the implementation of genomics in the health-care system, and feed into the development of a genomics and precision health strategy. • Forum on Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance – This forum, organized by Genome Canada and held in Ottawa in February 2016, brought together key stakeholders to discuss the current level of research and areas for potential collaboration in genomics and antimicrobial resistance. INCREASING AWARENESS Genome Canada undertook a number of activities to increase awareness of genomics, including its power and impact, among key target audience groups. Here are some important activities that took place.