Please join us for a symposium on May 1, 2015
Precision Medicine Comes to Psychiatry: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Research on genetic contributions to psychiatric disorders is advancing rapidly, and Precision Medicine – the possibility that personal genomic information may provide precise, individualized guidance for disease prevention and treatment – holds great potential for improving population health. The advent of precision medicine in psychiatry raises a host of ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI). How will individuals with psychiatric disorders and their families understand and use genomic information for important decisions in their lives? How can people be helped to make informed choices about genomic testing? Will public views of people with mental illness be affected, and in what ways? This conference offers an overview of progress towards precision medicine in psychiatry and the challenges that lie ahead.
May 1, 2015 from 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Please join us for breakfast at 8:00 AM
New York State Psychiatric Institute, First Floor Hellman Auditorium, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited.
To register please email Laura Tejeda at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2015.
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Overview of Symposium – Ruth Ottman, PhD
8:45-9:30 State of the Science: Current Understanding of the Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric Disorders – Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD
9:30-10:00 Twists in the Double Helix: Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Implementation of Precision Medicine in Psychiatry – Paul Appelbaum, MD
10:30 -11:00 Mental Illness, Genetics and Me: Personal Perspectives – Michael Andersson, Mental Health Consumer
11:00-11:30 Am I My Genes? Fate and Identity in the Age of Genetic Testing – –Robert Klitzman, MD
11:30 -12:00 Genetics and the Stigma of Mental Illness- – Bruce Link, PhD