4324.0 Genetics and Maternal and Child Health: Who is making the decisions?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genomics has been part of maternal and child health longer than most other areas. As genomic technologies change, there is the potential for substantial impact on providers and patients in this large population. Speakers in this session will explore different aspects of how genomics impacts maternal and child health both technically and through examining ethical and social implications of expanded technologies. The session will touch on the use of cord blood for research, needs of providers and families in understanding and use of new, diagnostic genomic technologies, and perceptions and knowledge about genetics in underserved populations.
Session Objectives: Describe the implications of genomic technologies for research, clinical care, and understanding of health and disease for maternal and child health.
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC and Penny Kyler, ScD, OTR, FAOTA

Understanding results of genomic testing in children: Needs, resources and policy implications for health providers and families
Marian Reiff, PhD MSc, Kathryn Ross, MBE, Surabhi Mulchandani, MS, CGC, Danielle Soucier, MBE, Nancy Spinner, PhD, FACMG, Reed Pyeritz, MD, PhD and Barbara Bernhardt, MS, CGC
Genetic Services and Literacy in Latino Communities: A Community Conversation Addressing Maternal and Child Health Needs
Alejandra J. Gepp, MA, Vicky Cardoza, MPH, Delia Pompa, MA, Belen Hurle, PhD and Maria Gomez, RN, MPH

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

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