PAGC 2020 4th Annual Spring Meeting March 12-13 | Pittsburgh, PA
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Registration for the 2020 4th Annual Spring Meeting is now open (see below)! Make plans to join us March 12-13, 2020, in Pittsburgh, PA. View the preliminary program and register today. EARLY BIRD registration closes Monday, January 27, 2020. Online registration for the meeting will close on February 21, 2020. Registration onsite will be available by check or cash only (no credit cards).
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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES Registration December 2nd - Early Registration Officially Opens Monday, January 27th - Last Day for Early Registration Friday, February 21st – Last Day for Online Registration
Call for Abstracts Friday, January 10th - Abstract Submission Closes Completed abstract submission forms must be submitted via email to pennsylvaniaGC@gmail.com with the word “ABSTRACT” in the subject line.
Abstract Submission Requirements: 1.Abstract text: limit 400 words 2.Preferred submission type 3.Topic category 4.Two learning objectives 5.CV of the presenting author 6.A brief biography of the presenting author 7.Completed abstract submission form
2020 Preliminary Agenda (Pending approval of approximately 1 Category 1 CEU) Thursday, March 12 (Conference starts at 1:00 pm and concludes at 5:30 pm) Session 1: Genetic Counseling Specialties Review: Where are we in 2020?
Cardiac Genetics – Megan McMinn, MS, LGC, Geisinger Health System
Pediatric Oncology – Elena Kessler, MS, LCGC, Division of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Neuromuscular Genetics – Tanya M. Bardakjian, MS, LCGC, Co-Director, Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Prenatal Exome/Rapid Exome for NICU – Erin Ryan, MS, LCGC, Clinical Genomics Program, GeneDx, Inc
Session 2: Submitted Abstracts Welcome reception immediately following Session 2
Friday, March 13 (Conference begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm) PAGC Business Meeting Session 3: Professional and Leadership Development
Keynote: Genetic Counseling Access and Service Delivery – Jodie M. Vento, MGC, LCGC, Manager, Center for Rare Disease Therapy & Brain Care Institute, Genetic Counseling Supervisor, Laboratory Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Working Remotely – Lauren Yackowski, MS, LCGC, Assistant Director, Hereditary Cancer Program, GeneDx, Inc; NSGC Industry SIG Education Sub-committee co-chair
Benefits of a disease registry - Darcy L. Thull, MS, LCGC, UPMC Cancer Genetics Program
Show Me the Money – Grant Writing – Lauren Morgenroth, MS, LCGC, Chief Operating Officer, TRiNDS
An Introduction to the University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Training Program - Andrea Durst, MS, DrPH, LCGC, Associate Director, University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Program
Session 4: Professional Issues Panels
Direct to Consumer Testing
Dana Farengo Clark, MS, LCGC, Basser Center for BRCA, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Moderator)
Michael J. Deem, PhD, Duquesne University, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Center for Healthcare Ethics
Erynn Gordon, MS, CGC, VP of Clinical Operations, Genome Medical
Kyla Morphy, MGC, LCGC, Manager, Oncology Genetic Counseling, Allegheny Health Network
Non-traditional/non-clinical GC positions
Catherine M. Walsh Vockley, MS, LCGC, Senior Genetic Counselor, Division of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Moderator)
Katie Long, MS, LCGC, Senior Medical Science Liaison, US Medical Affairs, Rare Disease Division, Sanofi US
Susan Walther, MS, LCGC, Director of Patient Engagement, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
Kelly Z. Knickelbein, MS, CGC, Director of IMPACT Program, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jennifer McClarren, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor, eviCore healthcare
Conference Location Allegheny General Hospital Magovern Conference Center 320 East North Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15212
2020 PAGC Spring Meeting CEU Fee The 2020 PAGC Spring Meeting program will be 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.
There will be a $25 fee for those wishing to obtain CEUs. We will be accepting payment online or by check the day of the conference (online preferred). Check should be made out to the Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors. An eBlast will be sent to registrants when CEUs are approved and ready to be purchased.
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