Should We Return Individual Research Results and Incidental Findings from Genomic Biobanks & Archives?

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May 19, 2011 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Conference Center, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, MD

This conference presented recommendations and analysis on managing incidental findings and individual research results in genomic research using biobanks and large archives. In order to understand the genetic contribution to a host of diseases and conditions of great importance to public health, scientists are increasingly assembling large biobanks, archiving many individuals' DNA and health information for scientific reanalysis over time. This project brings leading experts on bioethics, genomics, biobanking, and law to recommend policies and practices on return of both incidental findings and individual research results that may have importance for the donor. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This event has been designated by the University of Minnesota's Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education requirement.

This event has been approved for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The conference is sponsored by:
  • A grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH, NHGRI) Award #2-R01-HG003178
  • The University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences