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Communicating Personalized Genomics: A Deliberative Forum

An interactive forum about the challenges and opportunities for communicating the science of personalized genomics

January 31, 2013
4:30pm (seating begins at 4pm)
WOSU @ COSI
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio

Personalized genomics has the potential to revolutionize health care delivery but remains a deeply unfamiliar science to most of the American public.

Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent, will moderate a panel of health and communication experts who will explore how educators, health practitioners, scientists and journalists are best able to accurately communicate the benefits and risks of personalized genomics to a society sometimes wary of scientific advancement.

Panelists:
Misti Crane, Medical Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
Gail Herman, MD, PhD,  Investigator, Center for Molecular & Human Genetics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Suzanne Johnson, PhD, President, American Psychological Association
Matthew C. Nisbet, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, American University
Richard Sharp, PhD, Director of Bioethics Research, The Cleveland Clinic

Attendees will be able to participate in the panel discussion and interact with panelists during a free reception at COSI immediately following the conclusion of the panel.

Please RSVP to science_forum@osu.edu by January 25, 2013.

This health science communication series is funded by a generous grant from The Battelle Engineering, Technology, and Human Affairs Endowment Fund (BETHA) to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the School of Communication at The Ohio State University.

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