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Conference Schedule

The planned schedule of events* for the 37th Annual Conference is listed below.

Download the full program and session descriptions.

Wednesday, November 14

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pre-Conference Symposia

1. A Collaborative View of Genomic Variant Interpretation: Clinical Genetic Counselors, Laboratories and Patients/span>
2. Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills: Directional and Equipoise Guided Decision Making
3. Ahead of the Curve: Genetic Counseling Strategies for Polygenic Risk of Breast Cancer
4. Next Generation Prenatal Testing: Challenges, Utility and Application
5. Professional Growth and Development for Laboratory Genetic Counselors
6. The Art of Clinical Supervision: Developing and Enhancing Your Skills
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Welcome to the Annual Conference: First-Time Attendees
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm  NSGC SIG Fair
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Opening Remarks
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Plenary Session: Adapt, Evolve and Thrive
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Plenary Session
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibitor Suite
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Posters with Authors, Group A Posters

Thursday, November 15

7:00 am - 7:45 am Sponsored Breakfast Sessions
8:00 am - 8:35 am Janus Lecture
8:35 am - 9:35 am NSGC State of the Society Address
9:35 am - 10:05 am Incoming Presidential Address
10:05 am - 10:45 am Exhibit Hall Open / Networking Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Educational Breakout Sessions

1. Genetic Counseling and LGBTQ Patients
2. Inherited Prostate Cancer and Genetic Evaluation: Opportunities and Challenges in an Evolving Field
3. Clinical Variant Interpretation Beyond the Lab Report: Is it Part of Our Role and What is the Diversity in Our Practices?
4. Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy: What the Prenatal Genetic Counselor Needs to Know
5. Promoting Genetic Counselors in Research: Funding Opportunities and Building a Research Portfolio
11:45 pm - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
NSGC Committee Meetings


Access and Service Delivery: Thursday, November 15, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Education: Thursday, November 15, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Marketing and Communications Workgroup: Thursday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Membership: Thursday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Public Policy: Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 8:00 am
Practice Guidelines: Thursday, November 15, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Outcomes: Thursday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Annual Conference Program Committee: Thursday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Sponsored Lunch (Ambry Genetics & Myriad)**
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Break
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Workshops and Lectures

1. Helping Patients to Call on Their Resilience
2. Learning to Lead: Becoming a Courageous Leader Through Self Assessment and Practical Application
3. Peer Supervision: Revitalizing Your Genetic Counseling Career
4. Referred a Pharmacogenetics Case, Now What?
5. Supervision Evolution: Engaging Industry Genetic Counselors for Student Rotations
6. Collaborative and Efficient Service Delivery Models that Leverage Health Technology to Improve Access to Genetic Counseling
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Networking Break
4:15 pm - 5:20 pm Dr. Beverly Rollnick Memorial Lecture
5:20 pm - 5:50 pm Audrey Heimler Special Projects Award Presentation
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Posters with Authors, Group B Posters
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Sponsored Evening Session (Integrated Genetics & Illumina)**

Friday, November 16

7:00 am - 7:45 am Sponsored Breakfast (Counsyl & Prevention Genetics)**
8:00 am - 8:50 am Plenary Session
8:50 am - 9:05 am Best Abstract Award Presentation
9:05 am - 10:05 am Professional Issues Panel
10:05 am - 10:45 am Networking Break and Exhibitor Suite Open
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Platform Presentations
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Suite Open 
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Sponsored Lunch (Invitae & GeneDX)**
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm ABGC Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm ACGC Business Meeting
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm  Posters with Authors, Group C Authors
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Passport to Prizes Drawing
3:10 pm - 4:40 pm Educational Breakout Sessions

1.Immunodeficiencies and Bone Marrow Failure: What Every Genetic Counselor Should Know
2.It’s in Our Veins: Evolving Issues in Counseling for Hereditary Hematologic Malignancies
3. New Developments in Testing Methods and Bioinformatics
4. Population Sequencing and its Consequences: What Biobanks Can Teach Us About the Future of Genetic Testing
5. What to Do When that Familial Disease Might Not Be So Familial After All: New Data on HCM and ARVC
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Plenary Session
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Beth Fine Best Student Abstract Award Presentation
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship Presentation
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm Genome Magazine Code Talker Award Ceremony and Reception

 
Saturday, November 17

7:00 am - 7:45 am               Sponsored Breakfasts (Sema4 & CooperGenomics)**
8:00 am - 8:50 am Late-breaking Plenary Session
8:50 am - 9:50 am NHGRI: Establishing a 2020 Vision for Genetics
10:10 am - 11:40 am Educational Breakout Sessions

1. Bringing Precision Medicine into the Oncology Clinic: Examples from Pediatric Somatic Tumor Testing
2. Conflict of Interest: We Are Stuck With It So How Should We Address It?
3. Disorders of Sex Development: The Times are Changing
4. Sharing is Caring: Extending Shared Decision-Making Principles into Genetic Counseling Practice
5.The Science of Surveys: Foundations of Survey Design and Implementation to Improve Genetic Counselor Research and Clinical Practice
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Platform Presentations

*Schedule subject to change.

**Sponsored meal sessions are available for registration.  Please note: food and beverage are only guaranteed to the first 225 registrants. Space is limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

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