Cost: $210 (nonmember, $315)
Attendance Maximum: None
Instructor(s): Arpita Bose, Outreach
and Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of
Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, New York University Medical CenterNew
York and Mandy Bayer Meloy, Community Outreach Coordinator, National
Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region,
Offered: Saturday, May 17,
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Consumers need access to information and resources
about genetic information in a manner that they can understand.
Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues
surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating
and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This
class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and
offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic
counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues
associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to
privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine
and society. A variety of reliable health information resources
will be demonstrated, including, but not limited to, Genetics Home
Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, Combined Health Information Database
(CHID), National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), and MedlinePlus.