AutGO Workshop 1: Objectives

The workshop was organized to introduce the AutGO initiative. Instead of convening a regular kickoff meeting, an open forum setting was used to set the stage for future dissemination activities. To promote partnership among different stakeholders the following measures were implemented in organizing the workshop: 1) while the workshop was open to public, select attendees were directly invited to ensure the diversity of the audience, 2) speakers were carefully selected to ensure the inclusion of a wide range of perspectives, including genetics and outcomes researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates, and 3) study objectives were shared with the speakers in advance, and a suggested outline was prepared for each presentation to keep the discussions focused on the workshop objectives.