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 8 - August 11, 2017.
The 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 and practice for health professionals. 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. After two days of lectures and hands-on activities, the class separates into two groups: the educator group will review existing curricula for ways to incorporate genomic content; the provider group will learn about successful models in which genetics/genomics have been integrated into practice. Tours of the NIH Clinical Center will also be offered.
The 2017 NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, August 8 - 11, 2017.
The course is free. Participants and their institutions must pay their own costs for travel, meals and expenses.
Kathleen Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., APNG, FAAN
Cancer Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute
Proposed Topics and Speakers
Equity in Treatment and Health Disparities: Vence Bonham, J.D., NHGRI
Genomics Across the Health Care Continuum: Kathy Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., AGN-BC, FAAN, NCI
Overview of the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR): Adriana Malheiro, National Library of Medicine
Nurse and Physician Assistant Genomic Competency Review: Kathy Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., AGN-BC, FAAN, Diane Seibert, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN, FAANP, Connie Goldgar, PA-C, M.S.
Genetic Counseling: Barbara Biesecker, Ph.D., NHGRI
Curriculum Mapping: Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., R.N., Samuel Merritt University
Strategies for Genomic Integration into the Curriculum: Marcia Van Riper, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Genomics in Practice and In the Academic Environment: Kathy Calzone, Ph.D., R.N., AGN-BC, FAAN, Diane Seibert, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN, FAANP, Sharon Flynn, R.N., Connie Goldgar, PA-C, M.S., Chantelle Wolpert, Ph.D., MBA, GC, PA-C, and Ed Michaud, Ph.D.
Implementation of Clinical Competencies in the NIH Clinical Center: Sharon Flynn, R.N.
Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Integration: Barry Goldspiel, Pharm.D.
NHGRI Resources for Genomics Education: Donna Messersmith, Ph.D.
Last Updated: August 7, 2017