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.
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.
The 2016 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, August 1 - 3, 2016.
The course is free. Participants and their institutions must pay their own costs for travel, meals and expenses.
The application period is closed. Applicants will be notified via email of their application outcome by June 10, 2016.
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
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.
Last Updated: July 29, 2016