Professionals in the dentistry field interested in genomics and precision medicine can now download a summarization of a March workshop conducted by the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine for free.
The workshop is summarized in a document called “Relevance of Health Literacy to Precision Medicine — Workshop in Brief,” which was sponsored in part by the American Dental Association and focused on the coming together of health literacy and precision medicine.
"The Precision Medicine Initiative was launched last year by the White House to promote the transformation of a new age of medicine where the prevention and treatment of disease is personalized based on the individual's genes, health history, environment and lifestyle," Lindsey Robinson, member of the roundtable and ADA 13th District trustee, said. "The workshop was intended to highlight the importance of communication to the public about precision medicine and health literate approaches related to informed consent and communication of risk/uncertainty in the clinical setting."
The summary can be read by searching for “Relevance of Health Literacy to Precision Medicine: Workshop in Brief (2016)” at NAP.edu/catalog.