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MAR 22, 2016

GENETICS IN YOUR CLINIC: WHAT YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO NOW

Applying the Latest Genetics Findings to Your Practice
An ASHG Global Virtual Meeting, March 22, 2016
 
5am Pacific, 8am Eastern, 1pm GMT

Primary audience: Primary care clinicians

Other audiences: All health care professionals, including genetic counselors, PAs, LPNs, NPs, RNs, clinical geneticists, physicians in practice, genetics researchers, and others

As we learn more about the contribution of genetic and genomic factors to the origin, natural history, and treatment of human disease, clinicians are assuming more responsibility for ordering genetic tests for their patients. This, plus the emergence of Precision Medicine and the growing availability of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, adds to the need for clinicians to understand available tests and how to use them. Increasingly often, health care professionals are expected to:

  • Understand the utility and significance of these tests
  • Provide appropriate pre-test education and counseling
  • Convey test results in an informative and compassionate way
  • Use the results in patient management

In this free virtual meeting organized by the American Society of Human Genetics, physicians and other health care professionals will learn from human genetics experts about:

  • Genetic technologies currently available for use in the clinic
  • The limitations of these technologies
  • Information in personal and family histories that indicate a need for genetic testing
  • How to interpret results in ways most useful to the patient
  • When to refer to specialized genetic services

Participants will also receive a Genetics Tool Kit, which will include all meeting slide sets, links to relevant information from professional societies, directories of genetic testing providers and medical genetics specialists, and resources for physicians and patients. One 45-minute session will provide identical content in English and Spanish, and resources in both languages will be available in the Tool Kit. 

This meeting will be free of charge to participants. Continuing education credits, including free CME credits, will be offered.  Please Click here for more information on how to obtain your credits. 
 


Speakers
  • Cynthia C Morton, PhD

    Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director of Cytogenetics, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences, UAB
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Katherine A Rauen, MD, MS, PhD

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine, UC Davis
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Robert Nussbaum, MD

    Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Invitae Corp
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Fuki Marie Hisama, MD, FACMG, FAAN

    Professor, Dept of Medicine, Director, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Konnick, MD, MS

    Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Amendola, MS CGC

    Licensed Genetic Counselor, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG

    Chief Laboratory Director, Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform, Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Wom
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos A. Bacino, MD

    Chief, Genetics Service, Texas Children's Hosp; Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Baylor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jean F. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Clinical Advisor, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education, NHGRI, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
  • MAR 22, 2016 12:45 PM PDT
    Jean Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Clinical Advisor, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education, NHGRI, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 22, 2016 11:30 AM PDT
    Carlos Bacino, MD
    Chief, Genetics Service, Texas Children's Hosp; Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Baylor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 22, 2016 11:30 AM PDT
    Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG
    Chief Laboratory Director, Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform, Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Wom
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 22, 2016 9:30 AM PDT
    Fuki Hisama, MD, FACMG, FAAN, Eric Konnick, MD, MS, Laura Amendola, MS CGC
    Fuki Marie Hisama, MD, FACMG, FAAN
    Professor, Dept of Medicine, Director, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
    Eric Konnick, MD, MS
    Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
    Laura Amendola, MS CGC
    Licensed Genetic Counselor, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 22, 2016 8:15 AM PDT
    Katherine Rauen, MD, MS, PhD, Robert Nussbaum, MD
    Katherine A Rauen, MD, MS, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine, UC Davis
    BIOGRAPHY
    Robert Nussbaum, MD
    Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Invitae Corp
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 22, 2016 7:00 AM PDT
    Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences, UAB
    BIOGRAPHY
Speakers

  • Cynthia C Morton, PhD
    Cynthia C Morton, PhD
    Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director of Cytogenetics, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD
    Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences, UAB
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Katherine A Rauen, MD, MS, PhD
    Katherine A Rauen, MD, MS, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine, UC Davis
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Robert Nussbaum, MD
    Robert Nussbaum, MD
    Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Invitae Corp
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Fuki Marie Hisama, MD, FACMG, FAAN
    Fuki Marie Hisama, MD, FACMG, FAAN
    Professor, Dept of Medicine, Director, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Konnick, MD, MS
    Eric Konnick, MD, MS
    Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Laura Amendola, MS CGC
    Laura Amendola, MS CGC
    Licensed Genetic Counselor, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG
    Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG
    Chief Laboratory Director, Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform, Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Wom
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos A. Bacino, MD
    Carlos A. Bacino, MD
    Chief, Genetics Service, Texas Children's Hosp; Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Baylor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jean F. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Jean F. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Clinical Advisor, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education, NHGRI, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
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Planning Committee

 

 

Cynthia C. Morton, Planning Committee Chair
William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Cytogenetics, Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, PhD
Clinical Molecular Fellow
The University of Chicago, Genetic Services

 

Sally A. Camper, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan

 

Adam M Hott, EdD
Digital Applications Lead
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

 

W. Andrew Faucett, MS, LGC
Director of Policy and Education
Office of the Chief Scientific Officer
Geisinger Health System

 

Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD
Head, Division of Medical Genetics
The Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine
Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington Medical Center

 

Bob Wildin, MD
Chief, Genetic Healthcare Branch
NHGRI-NIH

 

Cinthya Zepeda, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Morton laboratory
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 

Anthony Antonellis, PhD, Program Committee Liaison
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Human Genetics

 

Jean F. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nursing Curriculum Advisor
Clinical Advisor, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education
NHGRI, NIH

 

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General information: Lucia P. Barker, Ph.D., ASHG Scientific Program Manager.
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Exhibit information: Carrie Morin, CEM, ASHG Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Meeting Marketing Manager.
cmorin@ashg.org


Communications: Nalini Padmanabhan, MPH, ASHG Communications Manager.
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