Return of Results questions? Erin Winkler, MS will speak at ISBER 2015

By Ann Marie Jahn
April 28, 2015


Patient care is a two-way street.  The Mayo Clinic Biobank is not only known for advancing research and patient care, but also serving its participants.  This large clinic-based, non-disease focused collection of samples includes blood and blood derivatives and health information from more than 47,000 participants.  Now, those participants also benefit by receiving information signaling health implications (return of results or RoR).  Erin Winkler, MS, will present the  policy and process of RoR at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, May 5-9, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.   She will focus on the  challenge of determining which results are considered to be clinically actionable, and how that is determined at the Mayo Clinic.  Additionally, examples of results that have been reviewed for return and the final outcomes, including Factor V Leiden and APOE genotype will be presented.