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Panel assesses evidence for the collection and use of family health history information
Date:8/27/2009

al genetics, nursing, health informatics, endocrinology, behavioral science, ethics, health services and outcomes research, and a public representative. A complete listing of the panel members and their institutional affiliations is included in the draft conference statement. Additional materials, including panel bios, photos, and other related resources, are available at <http://consensus.nih.gov/familyhistorymedia.htm>. Interviews with panel members can be arranged by contacting Kelli Marciel at 301-496-4819 or e-mail Kelli.Marciel@nih.gov.

In addition to the material presented at the conference by speakers and the comments of conference participants presented during discussion periods, the panel considered pertinent research from the published literature and the results of a systematic review of the literature. The systematic review was prepared through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) program, by the McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center. The EPCs develop evidence reports and technology assessments based on rigorous, comprehensive syntheses and analyses of the scientific literature, emphasizing explicit and detailed documentation of methods, rationale, and assumptions. The evidence report on family history and improving health is available at <http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/famhimptp.htm>.


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Contact: Kelli Marciel
Kelli.Marciel@mail.nih.gov
301-496-4819
NIH/National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention
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