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What ethical duties are owed to patients who participate in biorepositories?

Research Ethics Forum
June 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
NRT LG 503/504

Presented by the Education, Career Development, and Ethics Program (ECDE)
of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
Do you make use of clinical data and biological samples from patients to conduct your research? Do you store information in the course of taking care of patients or refer patients to colleagues who are setting up a registry or biobank to collect information for future scientic works? If your examination of such information turned up something that could be important for the health of a patient, should you provide the information to the patient or withhold it? Dr. Carlos Pato will describe the policies that guide the Center for Genomic Psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC) and an extensive network of academic medical centers that have created the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC) (n=33,000). The GPC resource includes an NIMHmanaged repository of genomic samples, genotypic and sequence data, and detailed clinical and demographic data for investigations of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Join us for a lively discussion of this increasingly important topic! Please RSVP at

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