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Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society

Nineteenth Meeting
June 11-12, 2009
Washington, D.C.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.               Opening Remarks (Real Video)
                                                Steven Teutsch, M.D., M.P.H.

Update on Genetics Education and Training

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.               Genetics Education and Training Task Force Progress (Real Video)
                                                Barbara Burns McGrath, R.N., Ph.D.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.               Committee Discussion of Education and Training Task Force Work (Real Video)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Public Comments (Real Video)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                       BREAK

Incorporating Genetics and Genomics Information in Health Information Technology

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.           Activities of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Health Information Technology Progress Related to Genetics/Genomics  (Real Video)

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Department of Health and Human Services

10:50 – 11:00              Q & A  (Real Video)

Presentations on Genetics and the Future of the Health Care System

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.           Health Disparities and Changes Needed to Promote Health Equity (Real Video)
Sarah Gehlert, Ph.D. Principal Investigator and Director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research

11:15 – 11:25              Q&A  (Real Video)

11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.           Proposed Reforms in Health Care Delivery and Provider Payment Systems (Real Video)
Michael Barr, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice President, Practice Advocacy and Improvement
American College of Physicians

11:55 – 12:05              Q&A  (Real Video)

12:05 p.m. -1:05 p.m.              LUNCH

1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.              The Impact of Genomics on the Future of Oncology  (Real Video)
William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of Oncology and Director
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1:20 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.              The Future of Genomics: a Pediatric Perspective   (Real Video)
Beth Pletcher, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Institute of Genomic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

1:35 – 1:45                  Q&A

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.              Changes in Health Care from a Patient Perspective  (Real Video)
Katie Hood, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Myrl Weinberg, M.A. (Real Video)
National Health Council

2:15– 2:25                   Q&A (Real Video)

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.              The Impact of Health Care System Changes on the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics Industries (Real Video)
Murray Aitken
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Insight
IMS Health

2:45– 2:55                   Q&A (Real Video)

2:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.              BREAK

3:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.              Committee Discussion on Important Issues and Next Steps in Genetics and the Future of the Health Care System (Real Video)

5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.              Closing Remarks – Dr. Teutsch (Real Video)