International Childhood Cancer Data Partnership


Canada - Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Peter Goodhand is a leader in the global health sector, holding senior executive and board member positions in the genomics research  community. 

He played a key role in the creation of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to accelerate progress in genomic research and health in June 2013 and is currently the President and CEO of the organization.  He also served as President of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research from 2016-18. 

Prior to his role with GA4GH, he was the President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, and before joining the charitable sector, he had a 20-year career in the global medical technology industry.  

In addition to his role at GA4GH, he is Co-Chair of the IHCC and sits on several international boards in areas of genomics, cancer, and rare diseases.  Peter also had a 12-year experience as a patient advocate, caregiver, and navigator throughout his family’s battle with a rare cancer.

November 7 – 2.30 – 3.45 pm

Session: Workshop #2 Interoperability – Session 1

Role: Facilitator

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