On October 31st 2014, the Genomic Medicine Alliance was officially launched at the 2014 Golden Helix Symposium in Belgrade, Serbia. This international conference was attended by more than 250 registered speakers and participants from over 20 countries.

Also, on November 1st, 2014, the work of Chondrou and coworkers, entitled "Differential molecular profiling of human hematopoietic tissues during human ontogenesis: Implications for β-type hemoglobinopathies therapeutics" received the 1st Genomic Medicine Alliance - Public Health Genomics Prize.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Genomic Medicine Alliance envisages to further expand its membership basis and international collaborations with other scientific organizations. To this end, the official partnership with the Southeast Asian Pharmacogenomics (SEAPharm) Consortium will be formalized and officially announced at the forthcoming 2015 Golden Helix Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 11-13, 2015.