Work in healthcare? Need support with spiritual issues? Please join us for our first-ever spiritual support group meeting and see how you can work through spiritual issues that arise in the context of health professions.
April 24 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a forum dedicated to a dialogue between Islam and Christianity. We will hear from a Christian pastor and a Muslim neurosurgeon, who will each discuss their faith and its relationship to a scientific worldview.
June 20th / 6:30 pm at ISH
"Meditation" encompasses many different form of practice. This panel will allow attendees to learn about the great many varieties of meditative practice, across both Eastern and Western traditions. Come to learn from three experts in the field!
May 14, 2013 / 5:30-7:30pm
"Genomic Medicine: Ethical, Legal & Social Implications"
5:00 - 6:30pm
Technological advances have made it possible for individuals to receive vast amounts of information about their genetic susceptibility to disease. How best to integrate genomics into routine clinical care is a critical policy issue. How much and what type of information should be communicated to patients, included in their health record, and followed up on for diagnostic, preventative, and treatment purposes? What is the psychosocial impact of receiving risk information about conditions that cannot be treated or cured? To what extent should close biological relatives be informed of the implications of genetic testing? This talk will discuss these and other ethical, legal, and social issues as they relate to the practice of genomic medicine.
Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Associate Director of Research for the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focuses on legal and ethical issues in genomics. She is currently studying participant attitudes toward genomic data sharing, investigators’ practices and perspectives on the return of genetic research results, ethical issues in human microbiome research, and ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics. Her research is funded by the NIH-NHGRI and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Lecture will be held at ISH, 8100 Greenbriar, # 220. A $10 contribution to ISH is suggested, and parking is free. Register online or by calling Jerri Doctor at 713-797-0600.