Managing Incidental Findings in Human Subjects Research: From Imaging to Genomics

May 1, 2007 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center

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Moderators:
Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy, Faegre & Benson Professor of Law, Law School; Medical School; Center for Bioethics; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota.
Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and the Maas Family Chair in Bioethics.

8:30am
Empirical Findings
Prof. Frances Lawrenz, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota and Suzanne Sobotka, MPH candidate, University of Minnesota

9:00am
Reaction/Commentary 

  1. Elizabeth Thomson, DNSc, RN, Program Director, Clinical Genetics and Research Ethics, National Human Genome Research Institute
  2. Joann A. Boughman, PhD, Executive Vice President, American Society of Human Genetics
  3. Bradley S. Peterson, MD, Professor, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
  4. Bernard Schwetz, DVM, PhD, Director, Office for Human Research Protections
  5. Ernest D. Prentice, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC); Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Professor of Preventive and Societal Medicine

9:45am 
Q/A, Discussion

10:15am 
Break 

IFs in Genetics/Genomics and Imaging (2 concurrent tracks) 

10:30am-12:00pm Genetics/Genomics Track 

10:30am 
How to Understand IFs in the Context of Genetics & Genomics
Prof. Mildred Cho, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University 10:45am Q/A, Discussion
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11:00am 
Whole Genome Technologies and IFs
Prof. Brian Van Ness, PhD, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, University of Minnesota 
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11:15am 
Q/A, Discussion

11:30am 
Archival Genetic Research and IFs
Prof. Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University
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11:45am 
Questions and Answers

10:30am-12:00pm   Imaging Track 

10:30am 
Neuroimaging and IFs: The State of the Art
Prof. Judy Illes, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University 10:45am Q/A, Discussion
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11:00am 
CT Colonography and IFs: The State of the Art
Prof. J.G. Fletcher, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinics 

11:15am 
Q/A, Discussion

11:30am 
IFs and Improving Imaging Technologies: Where Is the Technology Taking Us?
Prof. Charles Nelson, PhD, Director of Research, Children's Hospital, Boston and Harvard University
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11:45am 
Questions and Answers
Debating & Synthesizing IF Issues 

12:00pm 
Comparing Genomics & Imaging: Panel Synthesis
Prof. Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University
Prof. Michael Georgieff, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Prof. Mildred Cho, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University

12:30-1:30pm 
Lunch 

12:45-1:20pm 
Do Researchers Have a Duty of Care Regarding Incidental Findings?
Prof. Henry Richardson, PhD, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University
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1:30pm 
Public Attitudes Toward Genetic IF Discovery and Disclosure
Prof. Kathy Hudson, PhD, Genetics & Public Policy Center, Johns Hopkins University 
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1:45pm 
Q/A, Discussion

2:00pm 
IRB Approaches
Moira Keane, MS, Research Subjects' Protection Programs, University of Minnesota 
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2:15pm 
Q/A, Discussion

2:30pm 
Break 

2:45pm 
Panel on the Legal & Regulatory Issues Raised by IFs
Moderator: Prof. Judy Illes, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
Alan Milstein, JD, MS, Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky
Franklin Miller, PhD, National Institutes of Health Clinical Bioethics Department
Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, Law School, Center for Bioethics, Medical School, University of Minnesota

3:45pm 
IFs As Benefits
Prof. Lisa Parker, PhD, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh
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4:00pm 
IFs In Children
Prof. Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine 
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4:15pm 
Q/A, Discussion

4:30pm 
Synthesis of the Day: Next Steps
Project Investigators:
Prof. Susan M. Wolf, JD
Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, PhD
Prof. Frances Lawrenz, PhD
Prof. Charles Nelson, PhD

5:00pm 
Adjourn

Sponsored by the: 
  • National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health Grant #1-R01-HG003178-01A1
  •  University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences