Past Event

Psychiatric Genomics Researchers’ Practices and Perspectives on Individual Return of Results

April 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (Rm. 10-405A&B), Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description: 

Over the past decade, large-scale array-based and genomic sequencing studies have helped advance our understanding of the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders, but also exponentially increased the potential to generate clinically relevant findings. As genomic testing becomes more widespread in psychiatry research, urgency grows to understand researchers practices, attitudes, concerns, and perspectives about offering return of results to participants, particularly, to individuals at risk or diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. We examined these issues with an international sample of psychiatric genomics researchers (n=39) and will discuss the most relevant findings.

Event Speaker: 

Gabriel Lazaro-Munoz, PhD, JD, MBE Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Baylor College of Medicine

Event Description: 

This event is a part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics as hosted by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center. Find more information on the event website