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Genomics in the Public Square

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:30
GW University Seminar Series
Session 1: Genomic Literacy, Communication, and Education
With rapidly declining costs, genomic testing tools are becoming available at an explosive rate. Providers across the medical and health sciences disciplines are unprepared for the onslaught of these technologies for a variety of reasons. For example, the proliferation of next-generation sequencing has outpaced the capacity of graduate programs to educate health care providers about its value and limitations. This seminar will explore opportunities to advance public education in genomics, innovation in teaching strategies, and the risks and benefits of commercialized genomics offered by direct to consumer genetic testing companies.

December 10, 2018
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Ross Hall 117

Charles J. Macri, MD, FACOG, FACMGG
Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Associate Director of the Wilson Genetics Center;
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS)

Elizabeth Stark, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, High Risk Breast Clinic, GW SMHS
Tara Biagi, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, High Risk Breast Clinic, GW SMHS
Christine Teal, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director, Breast Care Center, GW SMHS
Carla Easter, PhD, Chief, Education and Community Involvement Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute
Michael A. Rackover, MS, PA-Retired, Theodore C. Search Emeritus Professor, Physician Assistant Program,
Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University
The event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required by Dec. 6: