Genetics Conference 2013
Genetics to Genomics: The Future and Beyond!
June 22, 2013: Dallas, TX at the Westin Galleria
June 29, 2013: Austin, TX at the AT&T Conference Center
July 13, 2013: San Antonio, TX at the Grand Hyatt
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Newborn Screening Unit and Genetics has partnered with Cardea to bring you our 3rd Annual Genetics Conference!
Tens of thousands of Texas babies are born each year with genetic disorders.
Attend the Genetics Conference 2013 to learn about advances in genetics and genomics, including clinical implications of whole genome sequencing. Topics will include when testing is applicable, the impact on your patients, the ethical dilemmas involved in disclosing whole genome sequencing test results, and more.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Explain why genomics is an important topic for the clinical practice;
- Give examples of recent advances in next generation sequencing;
- Discuss how next generation sequencing can affect patient outcomes;
- Explain when next generation sequencing is appropriate;
- Describe how epigenetics can impact patient health;
- Identify ethical challenges of managing genetic diagnoses; and
- Discuss multiple perspectives on how advances in genetic testing and treatment affect patient care.
Who should attend?
Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, CNMs, genetic counselors and others who may encounter patients with genetic disorders. Fields include, but are not limited to general and family practice, pediatrics, OB/Gyn, and Genetics.
Check in for the conferences will begin at 8:30 am Central. Each conference will start at 9:30 am and end at 5:00 pm. Stay after the event to network with the speakers and other experts in the field.
Free! Click the links in the box on the right to register
Rollover speaker names for detailed bios.
Carlos A. Bacino, MD
Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD
Amy Brower, PhD
Mary Esther Carlin, MD
Debra Freedenberg, MD, PhD
LaDonna Immken, MD
Laurence B. McCullough, PhD
Scott McLean, MD
Beth A. Pletcher, MD, FAAP, FACMG
Angela Scheuerle, MD
Marshall Summar MD
Each site has a small room block at the special conference rate. Use the registration link to the right to find more about the rates and how to reserve a hotel room.
Continuing Medical Education CME
Cardea designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
Cardea is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association for issuing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians.
The presentation, Ethics and Genomics, has been designated by Cardea for 1 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Upon successful completion of each session of this educational activity up to 5.5 continuing nursing education hours will be awarded.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:
- Being registered for this activity;
- Signing in;
- Being present no later than five (5) minutes after starting time;
- Remaining until the scheduled ending time of each session;
- Completing and submitting the evaluation form(s); and
- Competing and submitting the verification of attendance form.
This event is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Contract No. 2013-042510
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