Saturday, 27. April 2019, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, DFCI Annual Cancer Genetic Counseling Conference

from 27. April 2019 - 7:00 till 18:00

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

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This is Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's fourth conference targeted to genetic counselors and nurses interested in genetics. This conference aims to increase education amongst genetic counselors and health care providers about new topics and discoveries in cancer genetics. Our goal is to make this an annual event that continues to promote the field of genetic counseling and the topics salient to the practice of cancer genetics in all forms.
The conference will be an all day event held in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided. A industry sponsored lunch will be available or the option of an independent lunch. Happy Hour is provided by an industry partner following the conference at the conference center.
Free parking will be available about 0.5 miles from the conference or paid garage parking ($40 per day) is available closer to the conference center. 
Registration will begin February 1st. Cost of registration is $135 with CEUs, $110 without CEUs, and $110 with nursing continuing education credits (CNEs).  
Late registration will begin April 1st with cost increasing to $165 with CEUs, $140 without CEUs, and $140 with nursing continuing education credits (CNEs).  
Refunds will be available until April 1st. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the conference coordinators. 
Conference Agenda
7:00 - 7:30 Check-in and Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 Welcome
8:00 – 8:25 Targeted treatments of hereditary gastrointestinal cancers: the new world of immunotherapy
          Speaker: Matthew Yurgelun, MD 
8:25 - 8:50 Targeted treatments of hereditary breast cancers: the new world of PARP inhibitors
          Speaker: Nadine Tung, MD 
8:50 - 9:15 Targeted treatments of hereditary ovarian cancers

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          Speaker: Panos Konstantinopoulos, MD, PhD
9:15 - 9:30  Q&A panel session
9:30 – 10:30 Hereditary central nervous system tumor syndromes
          Speakers: Becca Vanderwall, MS, LGC,  Amy Mueller, MS, LGC
10:30 - 10:45 – BREAK
10:45 – 11:35 Approaches for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening 
           Speaker: Lori Dobson, MS, LGC
11:35 – 12:25 Pediatric hereditary cancer syndromes 
          Speakers: Jaclyn Schienda, ScM, LGC, Junne Kamihara, MD, PhD
12:25 – 1:40 SPONSORED LUNCH TALK: RNA Genetic Testing in Hereditary Cancer Improves Variant
            Classification and Patient Management
           Speaker: Rachid Karam, MD, PhD Ambry Genetics
1:40 - 2:40 PATIENT PANEL - Hereditary Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma Syndrome
2:40 – 2:55 BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 Practice skills session: Interpreting somatic testing
          Speakers: Jilliane Sotelo, MS, LGC and Carin Espenschied, MS, LGC
4:00 – 4:45 The importance of supervision in genetic counseling: Stimulating personal and professional growth
          Speakers: Janet Rosenfield, MS, CGC and Annette Kennedy
4:45 - 5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 - 6:00  Happy Hour! Sponsored by: 

Holiday Inn: They will honor the rate until the hotel is 85% full, so make reservations ASAP
Price: $209/night
Reservation's Phone #: 855-813-9839 (Mention April DFCI Cancer Genetics Conference)
Booking Code: CGP
Booking Link: The Center for Cancer Genetics & Prevention

Courtyard Marriott:
Price: $239/night
Reservation phone number: 866-296-2296 (Mention April DFCI Cancer Genetics Conference)
Last day to book: 3/28/2018
Book your group rate for Dana Farber - Genetic Counseling Conference
Hotel Commonwealth:
Price: $299/night
Reservation phone number: 866-784-4000 (mention April DFCI Cancer Genetics Conference)
Last day to book: 3/29/2018

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