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      Truth and Consequences: What You Need To Know About DNA Testing in Richmond


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      January 15, 2019

      Tuesday  12:00 PM

      7001 Forest Avenue, Room 110
      Richmond, Virginia

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      Truth and Consequences: What You Need To Know About DNA Testing

      About the Topic Proceed with caution when it comes to the growing trend to get genetic testing done by any company out there. Genetic testing has the power to deliver incredibly valuable and highly personal information to you and your physician. However, it also opens up a variety of risks ranging from the psychological implications of the results, to family obligations to share the results, to exposure to legal discrimination from life insurance and long term disability insurance. Patients should work with a PartnerMD physician and a VCU Health certified genetics counselor to make a more informed personal choice and ensure that testing is being conducted in an accredited lab held to the highest standards and security. This Wellness Seminar brings together the experts to explore the latest medical advancements in DNA testing, uncover the truths you need to know and the consequences you should be aware of. Key Topics Covered: The quality and creditability of direct-to-consumer DNA test kits Hidden risks of genetic testing Areas of health where genetic testing provides the most value The role of the genetic counselor How the PartnerMD and VCU Health System partnership benefits members Plus, lots of time for Q+A with the experts About the Presenters Jim Mumper MD, Chief Medical Officer, PartnerMD Sara L. Reichert, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU Health Systems Dates and Times Tuesday, January 15, 2019Midday from 12:00 to 1:00 pmEvening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Location PartnerMD Richmond7001 Forest AvenueSuite 110Richmond, VA 23230 Suite 110 is located on the ground floor of our building. Look for signage in the lobby to help you find your way.

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