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Genetic Technologies and Ableism: Forever Intertwined? - Kristi Kirschner

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When: Thursday, October 5, 2023
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE - must register to attend online

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program


A Montgomery Lecture


Kristi L. Kirschner, MD
Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medical Education, Neurology and Rehabilitation, and (Academic Internal) Medicine
Director of Undergraduate Education, 
Department of Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development
College of Applied Health Sciences
 University of Illinois at Chicago

Genetic Technologies and Ableism:
Forever Intertwined?

As genetic technologies rapidly expand and potential applications are explored, it is an apt time to discuss what goals of medicine will be served, and what impact will they have on society and on people with disabilities. Concomitantly, we have widespread evidence of ableism among health care professionals, i.e., those who will counsel patients about new technologies. In this session we will explore these two intertwining threads, and discuss ways to consider and mitigate these potential colliding forces.

Pre-Session Self-Reflection Exercise for 10/5/23 Montgomery Lecture
For Kristi Kirschner’s lecture, Genetic Technologies and Ableism: 
Forever Intertwined?, we ask that you complete a brief survey to provide a “snapshot” of your current views on genetic testing and disability. Your answers will be anonymous and collated for presentation before the session. Responses are due by Wednesday, October 4 at 10pm. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY Thank you!


This lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior), Chicago Campus. For those outside the Chicago area and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom option is also available.


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