The Value of Genetic and Genomic Technologies Workshop

The National Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science will hold a workshop on March 22, 2010 exploring the value of genetic and genomic technologies.   Click here to register for this meeting.
When:  March 22, 2010 (8:00 AM)
Where: Beckman Center • 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617
Topics:    Biomedical and Health Research, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health
Board:      Board on Health Sciences Policy

A public workshop will be held to examine the perceived value of genetic and genomic technologies, both present and future, in clinical practice from different stakeholder perspectives.

This workshop will build on the concepts of clinical utility, personal utility, public utility, and economic value, and explore these different types of value through questions such as:  

-How do different stakeholders define the value of genetic and genomic technologies?   

-How do stakeholders evaluate the weight of one kind of value in relation to another? 

-How do people assess relative values to make health care decisions?

-How do these types of value relate, or not relate, to the monetary cost of the technologies? 

Presentations and discussions will explore the concept of value in regards to genomics and genetics, and how it affects the view of stakeholders and the way they make decisions about using these technologies. Stakeholders, including patients, payers, policy makers, and others will present their perspectives.