The Impact of Genetic Testing on the Practice of Medicine

October 02, 2013 - 9:30 AM
The Capital Grille – Chestnut Hill

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) will revolutionize and transform the manner in which medicine is practiced today. It will impact every aspect of medical care from genetic diseases, to cancer, to heart disease, infections, and the list goes on. These are not future tests, but tests that are now presently available. These tests will also present many difficult, controversial, and challenging moral and economic issues.

The Genesis Fund and the Genetics Division of Boston Children’s Hospital have convened a group of experts to discuss.

The Participants:

Murray Feingold MD (Event Moderator) — Division of Genetics,Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Medical Editor, CBS Boston Radio and Syndicated Medical Columnist

Charles Gibson (Panel Moderator) — Former Anchor of ABC’s World News and Good Morning America

Robert Green MD — Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine and Harvard Medical School

G. Timothy Johnson MD — Former Chief Medical Editor for ABC News and WCVB TV

David Miller MD — Division of Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey Murray MD — President, American Society of Human Genetics. Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa

Christopher Walsh MD — Chief, Division of Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital. Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School