Replay Video: Join NOWCastSA for the live webcast of Genomic Medicine: What Do You Want to Know About Your Genome? from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
The Conversations About Ethics lecture is presented by The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The UT Health Science Center San Antonio, and features keynote speaker James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Register to attend the event at ConversationsAboutEthics.org. Thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. anyone can watch the webcast live right here on this page, or come back and replay the video later.
More on Dr. Evans from the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics:
Dr. Evans is the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. There, he directs the Clinical Adult and Cancer Genetics Services, where patients with a variety of genetic conditions are evaluated and counseled. He also directs the Bryson Center for Human Genetics, which seeks to integrate basic science investigation with clinical care.
His major research interest is how to use powerful new DNA sequencing methods to diagnose genetic disorders ranging from cancer to heart conditions, developmental abnormalities, and neurological disease. Dr. Evans is involved in pharmacogenomic studies and the use of next-generation sequencing technologies to identify novel cancer-related genes. He is published in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
He has extensive experience in the realm of policy regarding genetic issues, having worked closely with high courts in the United States and internationally, testified before the U.S. Congress and presented to the U.S. Presidential Commission on Bioethics. He is editor-in-chief of Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics.