Past Event

Polygenic Prediction in Psychiatry

March 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Department of Psychiatry (6th Floor), Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York

Event Description: 

Calculation of polygenic risk scores (PRSs) may soon make it possible to identify people at increased risk for a number of complex psychiatric traits, including schizophrenia and depression. The highly probabilistic and uncertain nature of PRSs, however, demands a careful assessment of their safe and responsible use in clinical settings. This interdisciplinary conference brings together leading scholars in psychiatry, genetics, and philosophy to address the variety of ethical, legal, and social challenges to the prospective use of PRSs in psychiatry. 

Event Speaker: 

A full speaker list and program are available via the event webpage.

Event Information: 

The conference is free and open to researchers, scholars, and interested members of the Columbia University community, local colleges and universities, journalists, and the general public. Registration is required as space is limited; please email [email protected] by March 2, 2020. More information can be found via the event webpage

This conference is hosted by Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications at the Columbia University Medical Center.