NY Licensees ONLY - Genetics and Adoption: Clinical Panel Discussion

This page is a description for a virtual conference session scheduled for November 2nd, 2022. If you'd like to register for this virtual conference, please do so here.

Within the adoption community, DNA testing is often completed in hopes of better understanding an adoptee’s medical situation to compensate for a lack of family medical history. It can also be used as a tool for search and reunion. In addition, the ease at which individuals can complete a DNA test has led to a rapid rise across the country. However, many adoptees do not understand the implications of DNA testing and the potential for risks and consequences that can follow. This panel will provide adoption community with guidance and discuss practices to ensure adoptees and their families are equipped to make this decision with long- and short-term consequences in mind.

Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, BCC – Medical Director, Adoption Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Einstein College of Medicine

Thomas May, PhD – Floyd and Judy Rogers Endowed Professor, Washington State University Vancouver, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Judith K. Eckerle, MD, FAAP – Adolescent Health Director, Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development Clinic; Faculty, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Webinar length: 60 minutes


National Council For Adoption is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0681. Social workers completing this course receive 1 contact hour.

This course is for NY social workers ONLY.  If you are not a social worker licensed in New York, do not complete this course for continuing education credit.  Instead, visit the CE course here.

In order to receive their contact hours, attendees must participate in the entirety of the webinar training, have their attendance verified and complete a course evaluation. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their contact hours certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

The live webinar will also include an interactive time where attendees can submit questions for response in real-time. To participate in this live webinar, attendees must have the Zoom application downloaded to their device.

Other Questions? For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please contact us at ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org or 703-299-6633.

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