3123.0 Genomics Relevance on Addressing Health Disparities

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session, "Genomics Relevance on Addressing Health Disparities", will explore advances in knowledge about interactions of genomics education, genetic testing and genetic counseling applied on disease prevention interventions.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Discuss frameworks and theoretical models for relating genetics and health disparities. 2. Identify means to increase workforce diversity in genomics to address health disparities. 3. Assess the relationship between the concepts of race, race-based medicine, contemporary public health genomics, and health disparities. 4. Discuss potential risks and impacts of utilizing implicit and/or explicit biological concepts of race. 5. Describe community-based approaches to genomics education and reducing health disparities. 6. Describe community perspectives on current and future initiatives for addressing genomics health disparities. 7. Cite at least five objective and perceived outcomes from engaging multidisciplinary efforts to use genomics in addressing health disparities.
Nelson Atehortua, MD, MPH
Jodyn E. Platt, MPH and Ilana S. Mittman, PhD, MS, CGC

10:54 AM
Race Based Medicine
Jamie Brooks, JD
11:18 AM
Communities of color: Perspectives on race-based medicine
Rosemarie Rodriguez-Hager, Yvonne Lewis, BBA, BS, E. Hill De Loney and Jodyn E. Platt, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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