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The people and genomics: The integration of multiple factors into meaningful policies for our communities
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session illustrates the complexities of how geography, gender and other socio-demographic factors shape individuals’ understandings of genomics. Individuals and communities are increasingly exposed to genetic testing through the medical community, public health, direct-to-consumer companies and information in the media. This information has the potential to impact their health throughout the life course. Therefore, an accurate interpretation and understanding of genomic information is critical to make informed health decisions. It will also be discussed how genomics could be more meaningful and better integrated into people’s lives and how our communities can benefit from evidence-based prevention strategies in clinical and public health settings.
Session Objectives: Discuss how personal, socio-demographic and environmental factors are influenced by and can be better addressed through changes in public health genomics and healthcare policies.
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Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)