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2nd Annual Cancer Genetic Counseling Conference
Sat, April 8, 2017, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
This is Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's second conference targeted to genetic counselors. This conference aims to increase education amongst genetic counselors and health care providers about new topics and discoveries in cancer genetics. Our goal is to make this an annual event that continues to promote the field of genetic counseling and the topics salient to the practice of cancer genetics in all forms.
The conference will be an all day event held in the Longwood Inn Conference Center in Longwood Medical area.
This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided. A industry sponsored lunch will be available or the option of an independent lunch.
Free parking will be available.
Cost of registration is $125 with CEUs, $100 without CEUs, and $100 with nursing continuing education credits (CNEs).
7:00 - 7:30 Check-in and Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 Welcome
8:00 – 8:45 Hereditary Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Speakers: Jaclyn Schienda, ScM, LGC and Katherine Schneider, MPH, LGC
8:45 – 9:30 Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Hereditary Cancer
Speaker: Sarah Rosen Brand, PhD
9:30 - 10:30 – Keynote Speech: Ways to Advance your Genetic Counseling Career
Keynote Speaker: Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 - The Advanced Practice Nurse in Cancer Genetics: Clinical Care and Research
Speakers: Meghan L. Underhill PhD, RN, AOCNS and Margaret Klehm, RN, MPH, MSN, FNP
11:30 - 12:30 Review of Prostate Cancer Syndromes
Speaker: Debra Collins, MS, CGC
Sponsored lunch - educational breakout session (CEU eligible):
12:30 - 1:00 Sponsored Lunch Session by GeneDx: Exome in the Setting of Hereditary Cancer
Speaker: Lindsay Henderson, PhD
1:00 - 1:30 Sponsored Lunch Session by Myriad Genetics Inc.: Story of 300,000 patients
Speaker: Eric Rosenthal PhD, ScM, CGC
1:45 - 2:45 Patient Panel: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Speakers: Debbie Soprano and Stephanie Kudriashova
2:45 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 A Review of the Dermatology Features Associated With Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Speaker: Nicole LeBoeuf, MD, MPH
4:00 – 5:00 Genetic Counseling and Student Supervision
Speakers: Kathleen Berentsen (Swenson), MS, MPH, CGC, Jill Krejdovsky, MS, LGC, Philip Connors, MS, LGC and Lillian Torrey Sosa, MS, LGC
5:00 – Closing remarks
The Holiday Inn Boston- Brookline
- $189/ night
- Unlimited number of rooms at this rate until the hotel sells out
- No shuttle, but they will reimburse a cab ride up to $7 (also a 0.8 mile walk)
- Booking Code: DFC
- Phone#: 855-813-9839
The Courtyard Marriot- Brookline
- 10 rooms, reservations must be made by March 8
- Shuttle service to leave the hotel at 7am on April 8 (we can add a return trip later if we want) (also a 1 mile walk)
- Booking OR Phone#: 866-269-2296 (reference the Dana Farber Genetic Counseling Conference)
- 15 rooms, reservations must be made by March 7
- No shuttle service (1.1 mile walk)
- Booking OR Phone#: 866-784-4000 (mention the Dana Farber April Genetics Conference Room Block)