4029.0 Genomics for Everyday People: Engaging Communities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session creates the space for a conversation about how to engage communities and the general public in enjoying advances in genomics for health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Share resources to improve community access to genomic services. 2. Identify opportunities to participate in collaborative initiatives involving communities and genomic interventions. 3. Discuss the relationships between family history, environments, and behavioral risks. 4. List best practices methods and lessons learned about community education programs and product development activities and processes. 5. Articulate a collaborative model for public health genomics policy formation. 6. Cite five objectives and perceived outcomes from engaging communities in genomics.
Nelson Atehortua, MD, MPH

8:42 AM
Impact of family history and behavioral risk on beliefs about disease causation
Suzanne C. O'Neill, PhD, Colleen M. McBride, PhD, Sharon Hensley Alford, MPH and Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
8:54 AM
9:06 AM
Consumer Genetics Education Network (CGEN): Lessons Learned in the Participatory Development of Culturally Appropriate Interventions
Aida L. Giachello, PhD, Jose O. Arrom, MA, Diane M. Ashton, MD, MPH, Diane Gross, MPH, EmyLou S. Rodriguez, BA, Julie Solomon, PhD, Penny Kyler, ScD, OTR, FAOTA and Ann Umemoto, MPH, MPA
9:18 AM

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Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Ethics SPIG, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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