Precision Medicine & Society Events

Precision Medicine & Society Events

EVENT PROGRAM

This special panel has been organized by the Precision Medicine & Society program at Columbia University. We convened this panel to address a topical question of immediate relevance to the current moment: has the decades-long emphasis on tailoring treatment to the genetic profile of individuals (otherwise known as precision or personalized medicine [PM]) been a distraction and an obstacle in dealing with COVID-19, and has crowded out efforts to develop the population health approaches necessary for a pandemic? Or is this a false dichotomy, and the fundamental advances made by PM research can be adapted to inform public health initiatives? We believe that Columbia University, as a center of cutting-edge PM research, as well as the only institution with a thriving program dedicated to exploring the social, ethical, legal and economic aspects of PM, is ideally positioned to begin this conversation. To do so, we invited some of the most esteemed and influential leaders of bio-medical research, whether regulatory, clinical or academic.

columbia university special seminar
Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project 2020/2021

Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics; Department of Psychiatry

Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm

All seminars for the 2020-21 academic year will be held online. Registration information will accompany the announcement of each seminar.

Upcoming Presentations

September 21st – Victor Penchaszade, MD, MSPH, Graduate Program in Genetics, Human Rights and Society, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 19th – Ilina Singh, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK

November 16th – Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD, Department of Communication, University of Utah

December 14th – Ruth Landau, PhD, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

January 11th – Kostas Kampourakis, PhD, Section of Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

February 22nd – Susan Domchek, MD, Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania

March 15th – Steven Joffe, MD, Departments of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

April 19th – David Veenstra, PhD, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington

May 17th – Daniel Geschwind, MD, Department of Neurology, UCLA

June 14th – Bettina Meiser, PhD, Psychosocial Research Group, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Note: this seminar will take place from 4-5p)

 

For additional information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on the Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or psa21@columbia.edu.

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Precision Medicine & Society: International Perspectives Virtual Conference

May 7, 2020

Each talk will be 20 minutes and each panel will conclude with a 30 minute discussion and Q&A

9:45am Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

10:00-11:10am             

Panel: Impact on Global Health Disparities and Public Health moderated by Gil Eyal

Donna Dickenson, Birkbeck College, London

Sandro Galea, Boston University

11:10-11:20am - Break

11:20am-12:50pm             

Panel: Rolling Out Precision Medicine Around the World moderated by Maya Sabatello

China – Haidan Chen,  Peking University

Denmark – Katharina Eva O’Cathaoir, University of Copenhagen

Brazil – Jorge Alberto Bernstein Iriart, Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia

12:50-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-3:00pm                 

Panel: International Ethical, Regulatory and Economic Issues in Precision Medicine moderated by Bhavan Sampat

Ethics – Barbara Prainsack, King's College London

Regulation – Adrian Thorogood, McGill University

Economics – Patricia Danzon, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry

Location: Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street, NY, NY

Lectures:

September 16th – Daniel W. Belsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

October 28th – Alicia Zhou, PhD, Vice President of Research at Color Genomics

November 18th – Eva Kittay, PhD, Dept. of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

December 16th – Gary Marchant, JD, College of Law, Arizona State University

January 13th – Josephine Johnston, LLB, MBHL, The Hastings Center

February 10th – Angela Bradbury, MD, Dept. of Medicine, UPenn

March 16th – Aaron Panofsky, PhD, Institute for Society and Genetics, UCLA

April 20th – Pamela Sankar, PhD, Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, UPenn

May 18th – Kathryn Tabb, PhD, Dept. of Philosophy, Bard College

June 22nd – Steven Hyman, MD, Broad Institute & Harvard University

 

For additional information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or psa21@columbia.edu.

 

PMEPC lecture series

Precision Medicine: Its Impact on Patients, Providers and Public Health

Faculty House, Columbia University

April 24th and 25th, 2019

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Day 1, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

9:00-9:15a    Welcome and Overview of the Conference

9:15-9:45a    Keynote: Harold Varmus, MD

9:45-10:15a    Keynote: Paul Starr, PhD

10:15-10:45a    Q&A, moderated by Alondra Nelson

10:45-11:00a    Break

11:00a-12:30p    Session 1 – Public Health in the Age of Precision Medicine
    11:00-11:30a    Naveen Rao, MD
    11:30a-12:00    Eric Juengst, PhD
    12:00-12:30p    Rao and Juengst in conversation, moderated by Maya Sabatello

12:30-1:30p    Lunch 

1:30-3:00p    Session 2 – Patient-Physician Relationships in the Age of Precision Medicine
    1:30-2p        Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD
    2-2:30p        Matt Might, PhD
    2:30-3p        Greene and Might in conversation, moderated by Gil Eyal

3:00-3:15p    Break

3:15-4:45p    Session 3 – Precision Medicine in the Media 
    3:15-3:45a    Antonio Regalado
    3:45-4:15a    Jonathan LaPook
    4:15a-4:45p    Regalado and LaPook in conversation, moderated by Nick Lemann

4:45-5:00p        Day 1 wrap-up and announcements for Day 2


Day 2, Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:00-10:30a    Session 4 – Precision Medicine in Clinical Settings
    9-9:20a        Sophie Day, PhD
    9:20-9:40a    Catherine Bourgain and Ashveen Peerbaye
    9:40-10:00a    Tanya Stivers, PhD
10-10:30a    Presenters in conversation, moderated by Wendy Chung

10:30-10:45a    Break

10:45a-12:30p     Session 5 - Political Economy of the Age of Precision Medicine
    10:45-11:15p    Dana Goldman, PhD
    11:15-11:45p    Frank Lichtenberg, PhD
    11:45-12:15p    Goldman and Lichtenberg in conversation, moderated by Jack Rowe

12:15-1:15p    Lunch

1:15-2:45p    Session 6 – Imagining Precision Medicine
    1:15-1:45p    Christina Cogdell, PhD
    1:45-2:15p    Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD
    2:15-2:45p    Cogdell and Jones in conversation, moderated by Rachel Adams

2:45-3:00p    Break

3:00-4:30p        Session 7 - Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Age of Precision Medicine
3:00-3:30p        Alta Charo, JD
3:30-4:00p        Jenny Reardon, PhD
4:00-4:30p     Charo and Reardon in conversation, moderated by Paul Appelbaum

4:30-4:45p    Closing comments

*Schedule subject to change.

2018/2019 Lecture Series

Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry

Location: Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Presentations:

September 17th  – Catherine Monk, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, CUIMC

October 22nd – Sharon Schwartz, PhD & Lisa Bates, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

November 8th – Jeffrey Botkin, MD, Utah Center of Excellence in ELSI Research, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah (Note: Thursday at 4p, joint session with Precision Medicine Resource, Irving Institute, CUMC) *LOCATION: Herbert Irving Center for Cancer Research, 1130 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Florence Irving Auditorium, 1st Floor

December 17th – Eric Juengst, PhD, Department of Social Medicine, and Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina

January 14th – Michelle Meyer, PhD, JD, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy, Geisinger Health System

February 11th – Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Division of Medical Ethics, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

March 18th – Bartha Knoppers, PhD, Centre of Genomics & Policy, McGill University

April 15th – Gabriel Lazaro Munoz, PhD, JD, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

May 9th – Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, Department of Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington (Note: Thursday at 4pm, joint session with Precision Medicine Resource, Irving Institute, CUMC)

June 17th – Tatiana Foroud, PhD, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University

For additional information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or psa21@columbia.edu.

2017/2018 Lecture Series

Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry

Location: Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Presentations:

September 18, 2017 --Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Investigator, Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

November 27th -- S. Matthew Liao, PhD, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, New York University

December 18th – Ruth Ottman, PhD, Depts. of Epidemiology and Neurology & Sergievsky Center, CUMC

January 8th – Rayna Rapp, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, NYU

February 12th – Sharon Schwartz, PhD, Dept. of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

March 19th – Gail Geller, PhD, Dept. of Medicine & Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

April 16th – Vence Bonham, Jr., JD, Office of the Director and Social & Behavioral Research Branch, NHGRI

May 18th – Robert Krueger, PhD, Dept. of Psychology, University of Minnesota

To convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or psa21@columbia.edu.

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