2021 Annual Spring PAGC Meeting

 

Agenda for 2021 Conference

 

 

 

Thursday, April 22nd

12:00-12:10       Presidential Welcome

                          

12:10-12:15       Housekeeping Notes

 

Session 1: Genetic Counseling Specialties Review: Where are we in 2021?

12:15

Neuromuscular Genetics

Tanya Bardakjian, MS, LCGC

University of Pennsylvania

12:35

Metabolic Disorders

Nicole Engelhardt, MS, LCGC

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

12:55

Precision Medicine

Natasha Berman, MS, MPH, LCGC

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

1:15

Pharmacogenomics 

Sony Tuteja, PharmD, MS

 University of Pennsylvania

 

1:40-1:50 Break

 

Session 2: Submitted Abstracts Session

1:50 – 2:05

Prenatal Genetic Counselors' Response to Recommendations on Fetal Exome Sequencing by the   ACMG

Brooke Meader

Thomas Jefferson University

 

2:05 – 2:20

Experiences of Genetic Testing among Individuals with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Emily Krauss

Thomas Jefferson University

 

2:20 – 2:35

Exploring the impact of genetic testing for non-syndromic hearing loss on parental attitudes and beliefs

Jamie Atondo

University of Pennsylvania

 

2:35 – 2:50

Drivers of Quality-of-Life in Individuals with Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies

Stacey Cohen

University of Pennsylvania

 

2:50 – 3:05

Uptake and outcomes of small intestinal and urinary tract cancer surveillance in Lynch syndrome

Jeshua DeJesse

University of Pennsylvania

 

3:05 – 3:20

Investigation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Patients with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

Jacqueline Cappadocia

University of Pennsylvania

 

3:20 – 3:35

Next-Generation Sequencing Panels for Hereditary Hearing Loss Testing With Approaches for Difficult-to-Sequence Regions

Kimberly Gall, MSc, CGC

Blueprint Genetics

 

3:35 – 3:50

Characterizing Genetic Counseling Clinical Supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic

Michaela Mundt

University of Pennsylvania

*Selected for Best Student Abstract Award

 

3:50 – 4:05

Diagnostic utility of next-generation sequencing panel tests in the diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias

Alicia Scocchia, MS, LCGC

Blueprint Genetics

*Selected for Best Member Abstract Award

 

Friday, April 23rd

8:30 – 9:00        PAGC Business Meeting

 

9:00 – 9:10        Housekeeping notes

 

Session 3: Professional and Leadership Development

9:10 – 10:10

Impact of COVID-19 on Genetic Counseling Practice

Colleen Muraresku, MS, LCGC and Elizabeth McCormick, MS, LC

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

10:10 – 10:40

Update on the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition Cancer Genetics and Genomics Work Group

Julia Verbiar, MS, LCGC

UPMC Pinnacle

 

10:40 – 11:10

Committees to assist in professional evolution of GCs – The Genetic Counseling Professional Council at Geisinger as an example  

Cassidi Kalejta, MS, CGC

Geisinger Health System

 

11:10 – 11:25    Beverly Tenenholz Memorial Scholarship Introduction

 

11:25 – 12:00    Break

                                

Session 4: Neonatal and Prenatal Genetic Counseling

12:00 – 12:30   

Description of PA Dept of Health Newborn Screening and Follow-up program

Jordan Shover

PA Dept of Health Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics

12:30 – 1:00     

Use of whole exome sequencing in in NICU/Prenatal setting – the clinic perspective

Natalie Burrill, MS, LCGC

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

1:00 – 1:45       

Use of Fetal Surgery in management of recognized birth defects

Julie Moldenhauer, MD, FACOG, FACMG

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

1:45 – 2:00 Break

 

Session 5: Professional Issues Panel: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) within Genetic Counseling – beginning the conversation within PAGC

2:00 – 3:30

 

Aishwarya Arjunan, MS, MPH, CGC, CPH

Myriad Women’s Health

 

Erica Price, MS, CGC

Inova Fairfax Hospital

 

Jodie Vento, MGC, LCGC

University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Program

 

3:30 – 3:40        Wrap-up and Closing Remarks