Third Annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
June 11, 2015

The Third Annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will explore ethical and clinical issues related to genomic sequencing technologies, such as informed consent for genomic sequencing; disclosure of genomic sequencing results; and the impact of genomic sequencing results on patients, their families and clinicians. 

As genomic sequencing advances in clinical medicine, a myriad of ethical questions are being raised and demand thoughtful responses. These questions, such as which test results should be disclosed, and how might results impact patients and their families, have no easy answers, yet clinicians, researchers and the general public will need to know how to best respond to these and many other ethical questions. Dissemination of new knowledge and best practices for addressing and managing ethical concerns raised by the clinical application of new genetic technologies to key stakeholders including clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and the public are crucial to the advancement of genetic sequencing in clinical medicine.

This symposium will serve as an interdisciplinary workshop on genetics and ethics in order to present and discuss the latest empirical research results and promote continued refinement of the best practices for addressing and managing the ethical concerns of genetic sequencing to the aforementioned key stakeholders. 

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians

Genetic Counselors

Researchers

Nurses and other Healthcare Providers

Learning Objectives

By completing this activity, I will be able to:

  • Identify ethical concerns raised specifically with the clinical application of whole genome sequencing
  • Recognize best practices for addressing and managing the ethical concerns of genetic sequencing
  • Discover and discuss the latest empirical research results relating to issues of genomics and ethics 
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Jessica Jeruzal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-8163
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
04/01/2015
Course expires: 
07/15/2015
Event starts: 
06/11/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/11/2015 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Italian Conference Center
631 W. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

The Third Annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will be located at:


Italian Conference Center
631 E. Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Venue Phone Number: (414) 223-2180

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose

Planning Committee:
Arthur Derse, MD, JD (Activity Director & Speaker)
Kimberly Strong, PhD (Activity Director & Speaker)

Speakers:
Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Michael McCauley, PhD
Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC
Thomas May, PhD
Alison LaPean Kirschner, MS, CGC
Richard Lee, PhD
Anya Prince, JD, MPP

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/01/2015
Course expires: 
07/15/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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