Education Track

26th November – 10:45 – 12:00 – Session I
Education Track

Shared Diagnosis and Decision – Making: Patient/ Physician Communication

There is an unmet need to improve health literacy and patient/physician communication. Determining which patient-defined outcomes should be prioritized for individual patients requires effective shared decision making between physician and patients. Personalized medicine can complicate these discussions as a slight difference in a genetic alteration can significantly change management.

While there has been significant research highlighting best practices related to share decision making and addressing gaps in health literacy, many of the best practice findings have not been full introduced to the clinic. Improved communication will facilitate more personalized care, and will ultimately drive behavioural change and adherence to treatment plans leading to better outcomes. This session will focus on how to optimize share decision making in the context of personalised medicine.

Chair

Gabriella Pravettoni

Gabriella Pravettoni

Director of IRIDe, Interdisciplinary Research Center on Decision Making Processes, Università degli Studi di Milano

Panel

Whole-genome sequencing for rare undiagnosed diseases: case management considerations & counseling perspectives

Maria-Martinez-Fresno

Maria Martinez Fresno, MSc, MBA

EMEA Market Development Manager, Clinical Genomics Illumina

Nicla La Verde

Nicla La Verde

Medical Doctor, Oncologist. Department of Oncology, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, PO Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Milan, Italy

Lydia Makaroff

Lydia Makaroff

Director, ECPC, Belgium

Sari Neijenhuis

Sari Neijenhuis

Medical Director Europe for Agenda