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NHGRI Short Course in Genomics, Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track

The Genomic Healthcare Branch within the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track from August 1 - August 3, 2016. 

This year's course is for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the faculty who educate these health professionals. Participants will be selected who demonstrate an active interest in understanding genomics and genetic testing, integrating genomics into practice, and educating others in genomics within either an academic or clinical setting.

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NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track

The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track, held on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, offers participants the opportunity to learn best practices from leaders in genomics education for health professionals. This year, the course is targeted to nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the faculty who educate these health professionals in genomics.

In addition to lectures and panel discussions, the course includes interactive sessions with course participants and presenters. On the third day, the class separates into two groups: the educator group will review existing curricula for ways to incorporate genomic content; the clinician group will learn about successful models in which genomics/genetics have been integrated into practice. Tours of the NIH Clinical Center will also be offered.

Location

The 2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, August 1 - 3, 2016.

Cost

The course is free. Participants and their institutions must pay their own costs for travel, meals and expenses.

Application Process

The application period is closed. Applicants will be notified via email of their application outcome by June 10, 2016.

Course Director

Donna Messersmith, Ph.D.
Health Policy Analyst
Genomic Healthcare Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
E-mail: donna.messersmith@nih.gov

Planning Committee

Kathleen Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., APNG, FAAN
Cancer Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute

Jean Jenkins, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Division of Policy, Communications and Education, NHGRI

Course Sponsors

Genomic Healthcare Branch
Division of Policy, Communications and Education, NHGRI
Bob Wildin, M.D., Chief

Education and Community Involvement Branch
Division of Policy, Communications and Education, NHGRI
Carla Easter, Ph.D., Chief


2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track

Topics and Speakers:

Health Disparities: Vence Bonham, J.D., NHGRI

Cancer Genomics: Lawrence Brody, Ph.D., NHGRI

Genomics Primer: Bob Wildin, M.D., NHGRI

Genomics Across the Health Care Continuum: Kathleen Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., APNG, FAAN, NCI 

Integration of Physician Assistant Competencies into the Curriculum: Connie Goldgar, PA-C, M.S., University of Utah

Pharmacogenomics: Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, Pharm.D., Mount Sinai Hospital

Genetic Counseling: Barbara Bowles Biesecker, Ph.D., NHGRI     

Genomics and Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications: Jean Jenkins, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, NHGRI    

Curriculum Mapping: Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., R.N., Samuel Merritt University

Genomic Competence of Nursing Faculty: Diane Seibert, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN, FAANP, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Strategies for Genomic Integration into the Curriculum: Marcia Van Riper, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Implementation of Clinical Competencies in the NIH Clinical Center: Georgie Cusack, M.S., R.N., AOCNS, NIH Clinical Center

NHGRI Resources for Genomics Education: Donna Messersmith, Ph.D.

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Last Updated: July 29, 2016