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 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
Neurogenetics – Christine Munro, MS, MPH, LCGC, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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
Directions to Allegheny General Hospital and Magovern Auditorium Magovern Auditorium is located on the 1st floor of Allegheny General Hospital in the South Tower. From the hospital entrance at East North Avenue, turn left at the first elevator bank (B elevators) in the South Tower. The conference center is straight ahead. From the James Street parking garage (level 1), follow signs to the main hospital (Snyder Pavilion)turn left down the long corridor in the main hospital towards the South Tower. Turn right at elevator bank (B elevators) and the conference center will be straight ahead. A map of the Magovern Conference Center is available here.
Guests staying at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore can utilize the hotel shuttle for transport to and from Allegheny General Hospital for the conference. Guests can let the front desk know they are with PAGC and will be utilizing the shuttle to transport to Allegheny General Hospital.
The drop-off and pick up location at Allegheny General Hospital will be at the E. North Avenue entrance. Thursday, March 12th (conference starts at 1PM)
Shuttle will leave hotel by 12:30PM
Shuttle will arrive at AGH between 6:30PM and 7PM to transport back to the hotel
Friday, March 13th (breakfast beginning at 8AM)
Shuttle will leave hotel by 7:45AM
Shuttle will arrive at AGH at 4:15PM to transport back to the hotel
2020 PAGC Spring Meeting CEU FeeThe National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors to offer up to 0.905 category 1 CEUs or 9.05 Category 1 contact hours for the activity PAGC 2020 Annual Spring Meeting. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. 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. Check should be made out to the Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors. Click here to purchase your CEUs online.
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