Ethical Issues in Health Care: The Ethics of Genomic Medicine

March 26, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

301 West Fulton
Grand Rapids
United States

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2018 West Michigan Health Care Ethics Conference Ethical Issues in Health Care: the Ethics of Genomic Medicine

Monday, March 26, 2018

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University and Spectrum Health present the 2018 Ethics Conference highlighting speakers who will address complex issues concerning genomic medicine.  Presentations will include an introduction to genomic medicine and its implications, an examination of the ethical issues faced by providers, and a panel discussion of specific clinical cases.

Poster Presentations

We invite abstract submissions for poster presentation from students, healthcare professionals, administrators, researchers, educators and policy makers, on any of the ethical issues that arise in health care and particularly those interested in addressing the ethical implications of genomic medicine.  It is expected that the poster author be present with their poster during the event.

Abstract submissions:


L.V. Eberhard Center - 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room
Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton


  • Understand important ethical dilemmas that arise in medical practice and research by engaging with national and local experts in the field.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical challenges which healthcare professionals encounter on a daily basis.
  • Use the tools provided during the conference to resolve complex ethical issues.

Speakers/Facilitators Include:

Bart Williams, Ph.D.  Van Andel Research Institute

Deborah Barnbaum, Ph.D., Kent State University

Kim Garchar, Ph.D. Kent State University

Ruth Sanborn, DBE. Spectrum Health

Panelists include:

Bart Williams, Deborah Barnbaum, Kim Garchar, Alta Chara, J.D.  (University of Wisconsin Law School), Matthew Porteus, M.D. (Stanford University)

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