14th Annual Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century: Genomic Diversity and Health Disparities

22-Jul-2010 - 24-Jul-2010

14th Annual Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century: Genomic Diversity
and Health Disparities.
July 22-24, 2010 The Stanley Hotel Estes Park, Colorado

Sponsored By: University of Colorado Denver, University of California
Los Angeles, Case Western Reserve University

Featured Speakers:
- Rick Kittles, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, "The
Role of Diverse Populations in Understanding Cancer Disparities"
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford
University. "The Search for Difference: Personalized Medicine and its
Implications for Health Disparities"
Jeffrey C. Long, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico,
"Genetic Ancestry and Race and Their Implications for Health
Patrick Boudreault, Deaf Studies Department, California State
University Northridge, and Christina Palmer, Psychiatry and
Biobehavioral Sciences, Human Genetics, and the Center for Society and
Genetics, UCLA, "Genetics and Deaf Communities"
Ed McCabe, Pediatrics, Human Genetics, and Center for Society and
Genetics, UCLA; Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children's Hospital,
"Ancestry and Identity: From Recreational Genetics to Personalized

This is a call for abstracts for the fourteenth conference in an
annual series that addresses current ethical, societal and legal
issues related to human genetics. The focus of this year's conference
is on the issues surrounding new genomic technologies allowing for
large-scale ancestry testing and health risk assessments, and how
these technologies are co-evolving with societal and legal
understandings about human diversity and health disparities across
groups. Are the new technologies paving the way for personalized
genomics, providing new identities and destabilizing old identities to
individuals and groups, re-instituting biological determinism? The
conference will consider multiple facets of human diversity, and how
different groups and constituencies experience health disparities and
are affected by new medical technologies for population screening.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, May 10th, 2010.
Please submit abstracts (250 word max.) to Ana Wevill ana@socgen.ucla.edu
You will be notified about your submission by June 1st. We are
soliciting papers, panels and posters (note your preference in your
submission). We encourage life and social scientists, ethicists,
health care professionals and physicians, historians, legal
professionals and students to consider a submission. Paper and poster
sessions may include, but are not limited to: Ancestry Testing;
Population Screening; Ancestry and Cancer; Genomics and Health
Disparities in African-American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American
Communities; Health Disparities in Diverse Communities.

For more information please contact:
Jessica Lynch Alfaro, Ph. D. Associate Director UCLA Center for
Society and Genetics 1321 Rolfe Hall Los Angeles CA 90095-7221 310 206
1889 http://www.socgen.ucla.edu/lynchalfaro@ucla.edu