142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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The people and genomics: The integration of multiple factors into meaningful policies for our communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
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.
Nelson Atehortua, PhD MPH MS
Nelson Atehortua, PhD MPH MS

How accurately do consumers interpret personal DTC genomic risk results?
Debra Boeldt, Ph.D., Lauren Ariniello, B.S., Eric Topol, M.D. and Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D.
Improving Prevention with a Gene-Environment Focused Family History Assessment
Aaron Goldenberg, PhD, MPH, Christopher Hartmann and Patricia Marshall, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Genomics Forum
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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