G2P at Festival of Genomics 2016

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Several of our team members will be speaking at the Festival of Genomics in Boston this June 27-29, 2016. Click on their names for more information.

To register for the Festival – which is free this year! – visit: http://www.festivalofgenomicsboston.com/register/

We hope to see you there!

 

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session: Day 1

Dr. Green will chair a plenary session featuring Dr. Aubrey De Grey, Dr. Diana Bianchi and Andrea Downing 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

5:00-5:30 p.m.

Discussion Panel: Future of Genomic Medicine

Dr. Green will discuss his two biggest challenges and two biggest areas of excitement in genomic medicine, including the advances he hopes for by the time of the next Boston meeting.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

8:55-10:00 a.m. 

Plenary Session: Day 2

Dr. Green will chair a plenary session featuring Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield, Carl Zimmer and Dr. Jack DiGiovanna 

 

Kurt D. Christensen, PhD

Monday, June 27, 2016

3:30-6:15 p.m.

Workshop H: Managing Secondary Genomic Findings: Practical Tools to Support Consent, Preferences & Return of Secondary Results

Dr. Christensen will chair an interactive workshop focusing on developing a plan for managing and returning secondary results. 

 

Sarah Kalia, ScM, CGC

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

5:00-5:30 p.m.

Discussion Panel: Future of Genomic Medicine

Ms. Kalia will join Dr. Green in discussing her two biggest challenges and two biggest areas of excitement in genomic medicine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Oral Presentation: Genetic Counseling and the Precision Medicine Initiative

Ms. Kalia will talk about the roles of genetic counselors and potential challenges on the path to personalized/precision medicine. 

 

Carrie Blout, MS, CGC

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

3:40-4:20 p.m.

Play: DNA Dialogues, Dilemmas & Drama

Ms. Blout will take on the role of Dr. Obie, a senior OBGYN with little genetic knowledge and a full waiting room, in a play that examines the promises and challenges of implementing genome sequencing in the pre- and post-natal setting. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discussion Panel: The Different Paths Your Career Can Take

Ms. Blout will discuss how as more and more industry positions open up to genetic counselors, the traditional path of genetic counseling and training is changing. She will detail her unique area of expertise and the requirements of her job.

 

Poster Presenters: Erica Schonman, MPH, Maggie Helm, MS, CGC, Lily Hoffman-Andrews

Sheila Sutti Runs 2016 Boston Marathon for G2P

mile_26_for_g2p_________On April 18, 2016, G2P Project Manager Sheila Sutti ran the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise money for G2P's research, as part of the Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston Marathon Team. Sheila successfully raised over $17,000 to support our projects in translational genomics and Alzheimer's research.

You can still donate to Sheila's campaign and our work here!