Genetic Testing and the Future of Disability Insurance: Ethics, Law & Policy

March 14, 2003 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
McNamara Alumni Center


Morning Sessions
Keynote address—Thinking About Disability in the Genetic Age
Paul Miller, JD, Commissioner, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Introduction of Genetic Testing and Disability Insurance Project
Prof. Susan M. Wolf, JD, University of Minnesota

Disability Insurance: Private and Public
Prof. Kathryn Sedo, JD, University of Minnesota
David Christianson, Vice President, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Predictive Medical Information and Underwriting
John Dodge, MD, Medical Director, UnumProvident

Afternoon Sessions
The Moving Target of Disability
Prof. Anita Silvers, PhD, San Francisco State University
Prof. Karen-Sue Taussig, PhD, University of Minnesota

Genetic Exceptionalism, Privacy, and Confidentiality
Prof. Mark Rothstein, JD, University of Louisville

Health, Life, and Disability Insurance: Understanding the Relationships
Robert Jerry II, JD, University of Missouri
Nancy Kass, ScD, Johns Hopkins University

Looking Ahead–Open Discussion
Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH

This conference is supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health: Award number 1-RO1-HG02089.
Accredited Sponsor: University of Minnesota Medical School

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Minnesota designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.