Symposium to explore implications of genetic testing
A symposium exploring the ethical, social and legal implications of genetic testing that predicts future health will be held at the UW on Wednesday evening, June 23.
The program, organized by the Thomas C. Wales Foundation, is presented in cooperation with UW Medicine and the UW School of Law. The free symposium will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, Room A-420 of the Health Sciences Center.
Registration is not required unless participants want to obtain continuing education credit. For credits, consult the foundation's Web site at http://www.walesfoundation.org
Andy Ziskind, associate vice president for clinical programs, UW Medicine, will introduce the program. Robert Waterston, chair of the Department of Genome Sciences, and Wylie Burke, chair of the Department of Medical History and Ethics, will make presentations, followed by a panel with Patricia Kuszler, associate dean for research and faculty development in the School of Law.
The program will address a broad range of issues raised by the increasing availability of genetic tests, including how the tests affect the practice of medicine and how the legal system can deal with these challenges.
For more information, call the foundation at 206-839-8759.