Ethics and Genetics

Medical genetics has widened the boundaries of case evaluation for clinicians. With the advances in genetic testing comes the rise of ethical challenges in medicine regarding the circumstances under which genetic testing is appropriate, the process through which genetic testing is pursued and the clinical utility of genetic test results. Recent advances in genetic testing technologies, in hand with the reduced cost and accessibility to testing, are only expected to bring more questions than answers. Please join us in this very informative and interactive education session as Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., discusses ethics and genetics.  

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize ethical, legal and social issues relevant to genetic counseling and testing.
  • Address foreseen ethical dilemmas related to new advances in medical genetics.  
  • Apply learned bioethical principles in challenging genetics cases.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Clayton, E. W., Evans, B. J., Hazel, J. W., & Rothstein, M. A. (2019). The law of genetic privacy: applications, implications, and limitations. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 6(1), 1-36.
  • Caplan, A. L. (2016). The Gene, An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee: Scribner, New York, 2016.
  • Sterling, R. L. (2011). Genetic research among the Havasupai: a cautionary tale. AMA Journal of Ethics, 13(2), 113-117.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
06/01/2020
Course expires: 
05/31/2023

Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG
Medical Geneticist and Medical Director of the Division of Clinical Genetics
Miami Cancer Institute

Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Conference Director:
Ana Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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