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Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts: A Workshop Summary
Overview of toxicogenomics: William Greenlee, committee member, CIIT Centers for Health Research
Panel 1: Toxicogenomics communication and individual decision-making (committee member leads: Robert Griffin, Patricia Buffler)
Speaker: Sharon Dunwoody, University of Wisconsin (Perceptual communication issues; what an individual might perceive as issues in decision making; information needs; psychological factors such as variability in perception, discuss what kinds of information are used by public in making risk decisions and risk perceptions; how info gets to public and how public reactions get back to scientists/regulatory agencies)
Panel Speakers (~15 minutes each): Julie Downs, Carnegie Mellon University Craig Trumbo, University of Vermont David Ropeik, Harvard University
Panel Discussion with audience participation
LUNCH available in basement cafeteria
Panel 2: Toxicogenomics communication and social deliberations (committee member leads: Linda Fentiman, William Greenlee)
OPEN SESSION Continued, Lecture Room
Speaker: William Freudenburg, University of California, Santa Barbara (How to translate reality of individual risk perception to societal decision making arena; inequality issues related to access to toxicogenomic technologies and information)
Panel speakers (~15 minutes each): Deirdre Lawrence, National Cancer Institute