ANA at the Table

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Sharon Sweeney Fee, PhD, RN, Chair of the Advisory Board to the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights spoke at the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health. The meeting was held on February 22-23, 2011 at The Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, California.

The title of Sharon's presentation was, “ Educational Approaches and the Use of New Models of Interaction and Communication”. It was part of a session on The Role of Interdisciplinary Communication in Facilitating the Use of Large-Scale Genomic Information in Clinical Practice. Her presentation was followed by a panel discussion: Designing a System for Dialogue moderated by Wylie Burke, Roundtable Chair and Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington. Other session topics included: Data Integration and Genomic Medicine, Data Mining and Clinical Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Interaction at the Interface of Discovery and Understanding of Rare Diseases.
The two day meeting also addressed: Integrating Large-Scale Genomic Information into Health Information Technology Systems and Economics of Individualized Medicine. Martha Turner, PhD RN, Assistant Director, Center for Ethics and Human Rights is a member of this roundtable representing ANA. More information on this meeting and the published reports of previous meetings can be found below.