CBSSM Seminar: Scott Roberts, PhD

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Tue, November 06, 2018, 3:00pm
NCRC, Building 16, 266C

J.  Scott Roberts, PhD
Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Title: Ethical Issues in Predictive Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract: Over 5 million people in the US have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or a related dementia, and their relatives are increasingly seeking out disease risk information through modalities such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing and amyloid neuroimaging. This session will explore ethical issues involved in the provision and regulation of predictive testing for AD, including a review of empirical research on its benefits and harms.