LawSeq: Building a Legal Foundation for Translating Genomics into Clinical Application

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April 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Genetics and genomics are becoming crucial to clinical care. As the "precision medicine" revolution spreads, cancer treatment, rare disease diagnosis, and cardiac care increasingly use genomics. Unfortunately, policy lags behind science, and the law governing genomics remains unclear and contested.

This conference presented LawSeqSM — an NIH-funded project to shape the law of genomics and build a solid foundation for clinical integration. This event was an opportunity for top legal and scientific experts to share their analysis of US federal and state genomics law and policy, and debate the LawSeqSM project's recommendations, which are designed to shape the future of this powerful, emerging technology. 

Speaker Biographies
Planning Committee
LawSeqSM Genomics Law Database 

This event is part of the NIH-funded LawSeqSM project, which is dedicated to building a sound legal foundation for translating genomics into clinical application. Supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health grant #1-R01-HG008605.

Continuing Education Information
To earn Continuing Education credits, webcast viewers must email us at during the webcast to confirm their wish to receive CE credits. Later viewing of this video will not qualify for credit. 

Attorneys: The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education approved 7.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits; Event Code is 269342.

Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Educational Objectives for this conference:

  • Recognize the current state of genomic medicine laws and regulations and be better prepared to pursue research activities and/or treat patients in an ethical, legally sound manner.
  • Describe the particular issues and sensitivities related to genomic research and clinical care with under-served communities.
  • Recall the existing law and policy related to liability, data privacy, and genomic interpretation, as well as the interface between research and clinical care.

This activity was designed for primary care physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, PAs, RNs, NPs and other healthcare professionals as well as attorneys, policymakers, patient advocates and community members.