4103.0 Translational research in genomics and public health education

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
The translation of research into the clinical and public health realms must be accomplished in a responsible manner if the promise of genomic medicine is to be realized. An evidence-based framework into which the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of genetic advances can be placed is essential. In this session, explorations of and possible solutions to these needs will be presented. Recently, three recommendations from the EGAPP (Evaluation of Genetics in Practice and Prevention) initiative were published, representing a step forward in establishing a mechanism for evaluation of the utility of research tests in clinical practice. Another presentation will highlight the importance of establishing ethical and legal guidelines for the use of the large-scale genomics data-sets that are critical for this field. The Personal Genome Project will be explored as a positive example of responsible research. The impact of genetic information on individuals and their families must also be explored as an essential component of translation. The importance of a family history of lung cancer on risk perception for this condition will be presented, highlighting the importance of investigation of subgroup perceptions when considering policy and education strategies for improving health outcomes. Finally, findings from a prospective study on communication of parental genetic information to their children about genetic test results for BRCA1/2 will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1.Describe the goals and methodology of the Evaluation of Genetics in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) initiative, as well as the implications of recent EGAPP recommendations for providers and the public. 2.Describe the key features of "public genomics, and identify the shortcomings of the existing ethical, legal and social framework applicable to human genomics research. 3.Describe the impact of family history on risk perception for lung cancer, and describe the major social, behavioral, and developmental considerations associated with disclosing parents' cancer genetic information to their offspring.
Patricia Page, MS, CGC

10:30 AM
EGAPP recommendations: Implications for public health providers
Cecelia A. Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC, Daurice A. Grossniklaus, RN, MEd, PhD, Jennifer L. Flome, MPH, Stephanie Melillo, MPH and Michele Reyes, PhD,MS

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Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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