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NHGRI Webinar Series

Welcome to a new webinar series on current topics related to genomics, health and society hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health. The goal of this series is to engage public health communities, advocacy groups, health providers, and members of the public in discussion about the latest topics in genomics.

Next Webinar: September 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. (Eastern)

Family History: The Next Generation

Family History: The Next Generation presents information on upcoming activities and efforts related to family health history. NHGRI Acting Director Alan Guttmacher, M.D., will host the webinar. Greg Feero, M.D., Ph.D. ,chief of NHGRI's Genomics Healthcare Branch will talk about the efforts to improve the utilization of family history information in healthcare and the importance of engaging communities.

In addition, we will talk about how one community successfully engaged in using their family health history information. Participants are invited to ask questions and share a brief description of family history activities in their community.

Join us on September 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. (Eastern) for this webinar on family health history.

To participate, send an e-mail to You will receive an return e-mail with access information.

NHGRI does not keep personal registration information. Registration information sent to the e-mail address above is used only to distribute instructions for webinar pariticpation and is then discarded.

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About the Speakers

Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D. Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Ph.D.
Acting Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Alan Guttmacher, M.D., is the Acting Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), helping oversee the institute's efforts in advancing genome research, integrating the benefits of genome research into health care, and exploring the ethical, legal, and social implications of human genomics.

William G. Feero, M.D., Ph.D. William G. Feero, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Director for Genomic Medicine
Chief, Genomics Healthcare Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Feero is currently the Chief of the Genomic Healthcare Branch, National Human Genome. Research Institute (NHGRI), and Senior Advisor to the Director, NHGRI, for Genomic Medicine. His interests include the development of electronic, health-record-based tools for genomics in clinical practice, and genomics education for the health professions.

Melanie Myers, M.S., Ph.D., C.G.C. Melanie Myers, M.S., Ph.D., C.G.C.
Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health Sciences
Assistant Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Melanie is board certified as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling since June 1993. Some of her interests and responsibilities with the program include developing the "Research Methods" course and teaching several other courses for the training of genetic counseling students, coordinating Genetic Counseling Program students' clinical activities and ensuring compliance with institutional/accreditation requirements, and to develop and implement a funded research program.

Michael F. Murray, M.D.
Michael F. Murray, M.D.
Director, General Genetics Clinic (BWH)
Instructor in Medicine (Harvard Medical School)
Clinical Chief, Genetics Division
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mike Murray is the clinical chief of genetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He runs the Adult Genetics Clinic at the hospital and the Annual "Genetic Basis of Adult Medicine" course at Harvard Medical School.

Past Webinars

July 17, 2008 1 p.m. (Eastern): All About the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

People with double helix and the letters A T C G in the backgroundWhat is GINA? How will it affect me? How will I - and my family - be protected? NHGRI Deputy Director Alan Guttmacher, NHGRI Senior Health Policy Analyst M.K. Holohan, and President and CEO of the Genetic Alliance Sharon Terry discussed these GINA topics and more on July 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

More Information on GINA

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Last Updated: September 11, 2008

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