5048.0 Uses of Genomic and Genetics in Public Health Settings

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session explores implications of the advances in genomics for public health, health promotion, and disease prevention. Presentations will describe current initiatives that focus on the utilization of genomics in public health settings such as health departments and community clinics.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Analyze ethical, legal, and social issues for genomic interventions in Public Health settings. 2. Identify national and international standards for Public Health genomic practices and policies. 3. Identify factors that can influence communications among family members about family history and disease prevention. 4. List benefits of family health history for public health interventions, disease prevention and behavior modification. 5. Identify the factors associated with communication of genetic susceptibility testing results in public health settings. 6. Define personalized medicine and understand current clinical applications and their impact to overall public health. 7. Describe the issues related to the diffusion and adoption of novel personalized medicine technologies in the context of public health interventions.
Nelson Atehortua, MD, MPH
Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH and Shlomit Zuckerman, LLB, MA

8:30 AM
Introduction -- Amalia M. Issa
Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH
8:54 AM
Family Communication about Lung Cancer in Families with a History of the Disease: Does it Increase Prevention Behavior?
Heather Orom, PhD, Felicity W. K. Harper, PhD, Terrance L. Albrecht, PhD, Alicia Salkowski, MS and Ann G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH
9:06 AM
Translating advances in personalized medicine to population health
Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH and Linda McKibben, MD, DrPH
9:18 AM
Do research participants share the results of genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer's disease with family, friends, and health professionals? Insights from the REVEAL Study
Sato Ashida, PhD, Laura M. Koehly, PhD, J. Scott Roberts, PhD, Clara A. Chen, MHS, Susan Hiraki, MS and Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
9:30 AM

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Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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