5159.0 Contemporary Ethical Aspects in Genomics

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to start a conversation about contemporary ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) of advances in genomics and their implications for health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Presentations describe U.S. and international research and programs, illuminating the challenges and opportunities genomics and public health.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify controversies and ethical dilemmas associated with public health genomics. 2. Articulate proposals for national and international screening policies and practices. 3. Identify political, cultural, and institutional factors associated with contemporary ethical, legal, and social issues of genomics. 4. Examine possible national and international ethical, legal, and societal controversies related with direct-to-consumers testing. 5. Discuss challenges and ethical responses posed to public health professionals by direct-to-consumer testing. 6. Articulate potential personal and public health harms and benefits associated with different types of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. 7. Describe the ethical, social, and policy implications of tissue sample use for public health genomic research.
Nelson Atehortua, MD, MPH
Rachel N. Grob, MA, PhD and Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH

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

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