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Human Genome Project Topic Of Nursing Lectureship Program

Human Genome Project Topic Of Nursing Lectureship Program

10/18/02


DENTON — "The Sequenced Genome: Implications for Nursing" will be the topic of Elizabeth J. Thomson, MS, RN, CGC, FAAN, during the Shell Oil Lectureship on Nov. 15, presented by the Texas Woman's University College of Nursing-Houston Center and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston chapter. The program will be from 2-5:30 p.m. at the TWU College of Nursing, 1130 John Freeman Boulevard, located in the Texas Medical Center, Room MGJ 206.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the lecture will be from 2:30-4 p.m. A reception and poster presentations will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Registration fees are being waived courtesy of the TWU College of Nursing. To pre-register, call (713) 794-2100 by Nov. 8.

TWU has requested the Texas Nurses Association award 2.1 Continuing Nurse Education Type 1 contact hours to participants.

Thompson is program director for ethical, legal and social implications research at the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She will provide an overview of the Human Genome Project and discuss the ethical, legal and social challenges associated with advances in human genomics and genetics research, technologies and the availability of genetic information.

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