Webcast: Ethical Considerations in Genomic Sequencing

Submitted by CMHE on July 11, 2014 - 2:37pm

REPLAY VIDEO: The 11th installment of  “Conversations About Ethics” is an especially relevant one: Powerful new knowledge about the human genome is ushering in an era of personalized medicine. Researchers are answering questions we hardly dared ask a decade ago, and their findings will soon become an accepted part of patient care. There’s a pressing need to understand not only the science of these breakthroughs but also the ethical implications. Many health practitioners feel ill-prepared to address the medical, legal and ethical challenges of genomic medicine, while genetic research poses its own dilemmas.

The keynote, “Before Birth and Throughout Life: Ethical Considerations in Genomic Sequencing,”  was delivered by Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine and an authority on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics and human genetics. 

Thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. anyone could watch the keynote live online on or replay the video later.

Earlier in the day, John Rolland, M.D., M.P.H., co-founder of the Chicago Center for Family Health, held a workshop titled “Families and the New Era of Genetics: Meeting Clinical and Ethical Challenges,” at The Ecumenical Center. Dr. Rolland is internationally recognized for his Family Systems Genetic Illness (FSGI) model, and he will speak on the complex family dynamics involved in diagnosing and treating genetically linked illnesses. Space is limited for this daytime workshop, and registration is required.

“Conversations About Ethics” is presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Ecumenical Center through the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. In-person attendees are eligible to receive continuing education credits for medical, nursing and social work. For more information on CME, CNE and CEU, see the full event flyer and learning objectives.

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