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2nd Annual Cancer Genetic Counseling Conference

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Longwood Inn Conference Center

342 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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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
- Booking Code: DFC
- Phone#: 855-813-9839

The Courtyard Marriot- Brookline
- $209/night
- 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)

Hotel Commonwealth
- $249/night
- 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)

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