Colloquium: Health professionals’ and researchers’ perspectives on the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE)

dinsdag 11 september 2018 15:45 - 17:00

Locatie: Amsterdam UMC,
Medical Faculty,
Van der Boechorststraat 7,
H-161 (First Floor Wing H Room 161).

Colloquium Amsterdam UMC research group Community Genetics

Health professionals’ and researchers’ perspectives on the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) -
Ruth Horn
University Research Lecturer Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Nuffield Department of Population Health | University of Oxford Big Data Institute | Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery

This presentation presents the findings of a qualitative interview study undertaken with 20 health professionals and researchers involved in the UK PAGE project, and explores their implications for understandings of ‘good practice’ in the uses of prenatal genomics clinically.

Building on her earlier end-of-life work, Ruth is currently using a similar methodological approach to conduct empirical research on the ethical problems faced by health professionals involved in a UK research project, which offers invasive prenatal genomic testing to women who have had an undiagnosed but serious anomaly identified in their pregnancy, i.e. at the beginning of life. The aim of the scientific study - the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) study - is to develop better techniques to improve rates of prenatal diagnosis and Ruth’s work on this project has complemented this scientific research by informing debate at a national and international level about the practical ethical issues the wider use of such testing might generate. More information

Visitors from outside Amsterdam UMC are also welcome!

Please send an email to Mrs. Wilma IJzerman to register: secrcommgen@vumc.nl

For more information: Carla van El,
T: 020-4448867;
E: cg.vanel@vumc.nl

www.vumc.com/researchcommunitygenetics

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