Arabian Gulf University: Dr. Cristina Skrypnyk speaks at the 1st Gulf Medical Administration Forum.
To assure patients of the highest quality of medical care, Dr. Cristina said that physicians should become familiar with the currently available array of genetic tests and test limitations and to be able to identify patients within their respective practices who are candidates for genetic testing.
The purpose of this workshop was to review the genetic tests panel available today and to emphasize the ethical issues related to genetic testing and provide guidelines for the appropriate use of genetic tests.
Dr. Cristina mentioned that the topics she discussed with the workshop's participants included: Genetic testing: diagnostic, carrier and predictive; genetic tests: types, indications and limitations; genetic testing in children and adolescents; pre-natal genetic testing; expert consultation and referral; well-informed patient consent; options post-genetic testing; genetic data, the patient and his/her family.
The workshop was well received by the audience who updated their knowledge about the genetic tests panel, indications, advantages and limitations and emphasized the extended ethical implications of genetic testing.
BNA 0752 GMT 2013/06/13
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|Date:||Jun 13, 2013|
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