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Schedule of Events
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Wednesday, November 18

On Demand: 2020 Janus Lecture: Ovarian Cancer: A model for progress in genetics
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Audrey Heimler Special Projects Award
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Early Pregnancy Renal Anhydramnios: Genetic Etiologies, Medical Ethics, and Updates from the Renal Anhydramnios Fetal Therapy Trial
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Enhancing Your Gut Instincts: Advanced Topics in CDH1-Associated Hereditary Gastric Cancer
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Increasing capacity without sacrificing quality: Data from multiple, innovative delivery models
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship Presentation
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: New Developments in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis: Questions and Answers
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: NSGC - ASHG Joint Session: Including Diverse Stakeholders in your Research
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: So you want to be a leader? How to increase your influence, value, and career satisfaction by leveraging non-positional leadership
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: The Future Is Now: Precision Neurology and Polygenic Risk Scores In Common Neurodegenerative Diseases
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: The Genetics of Chronic Kidney Disease: Advancements of Genomic Medicine in Nephrology
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
On Demand: Things that Make You Go Hmm: A Review of Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Genetics
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 18th (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
A Grant Writing Retreat to Jump Start Your Proposal
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Action Planning for Cultural Change in Genetic Counseling
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Behind the Scenes: A Deep Dive into the Development of the NCCN Guidelines for Hereditary Cancer
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Results and implications of large scale population genomics initiatives. Are we ready?
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Variant Interpretation using the UCSC Genome Browser and Additional Tools
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
What’s the best way to get to Nashville? How your NBI thinking preferences inform communication styles
Track: Pre-Conference Symposia
Wednesday, Nov 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
ACGC Office Hours
Track: Organizational Events
Wednesday, Nov 18th (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Thursday, November 19

Integrated Genetics - cfDNA Screening in 2020: Applying Bioinformatics to Patient Counseling
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. - X-Linked Hyposphosphatemia (XLH): The Effects on the Body, Life, and Family
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Opening Remarks
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (9:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
An update on epilepsy therapeutics: Exploring antisense oligonucleotides, viral vectors, and other precision medicine approaches in the genetic epilepsies
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Delivering Genetic Counseling: experiences, insights and outcomes across disparate settings
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
How and why to engage family led organizations as providers of informal support for your patients: the value of shared experience
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Transfer of Mosaic Embryos following PGT-A: Updates, Ethics, and Implications
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Whole Genome Sequencing as a First-Tier Diagnostic Test. Are We Ready?
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (11:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Exhibit Hall Open
Track: Exhibitor Suite
Thursday, Nov 19th (11:45 AM - 12:15 PM)
Invitae - RNA: One Splice of the Genetic Testing Pie
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Myriad Genetic Laboratories - Beyond BRCA: implementing a combined Polygenic risk score (PRS) and family history model into breast cancer risk assessment
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Actualizing the Benefits of Genetic Counseling and Testing for All: Navigating The Minority Experience with Genetic Testing and Implicit Biases
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (2:00 PM - 2:45 PM)
More Than Just Raising Our Voices: Confronting Injustices in Patient Care
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (2:45 PM - 3:30 PM)
Exhibit Hall Open
Track: Exhibitor Suite
Thursday, Nov 19th (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Poster Presentations
Track: Platform and Poster Presentations
Thursday, Nov 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Heart of Genetic Counseling Awards Ceremony
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Thursday, Nov 19th (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
NSGC State of the Society Address
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (6:00 PM - 7:15 PM)
Incoming Presidential Address
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19th (7:15 PM - 8:15 PM)

Friday, November 20

ACGC Office Hours
Track: Organizational Events
Friday, Nov 20th (6:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
GeneDx - Reexamining the Causes of CP: Why Genetic Testing Should Be Considered
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Are FH and AFib Ready for Widespread Genetic Testing? A Debate
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
Beyond common aneuploidies: Expanding existing chromosome testing technologies and subsequent prenatal care
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
Catching Criminals and Contacting Cousins: Tools for Genetic Counselors in the Post-Secret Era
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
Genetically fit for the job? Broader application of lessons learned from genomic sequencing in the military
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
Pediatric Genetic Counseling Model- Is It Time for An Upgrade?
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
Exhibit Hall Open
Track: Exhibitor Suite
Friday, Nov 20th (11:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
Best Abstract Award Presentation: “She’s never been in that situation before because she’s a white woman”: Inclusion and support for genetic counseling students who identify as racial or ethnic minorities
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Friday, Nov 20th (11:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
Beth Fine Kaplan Best Student Abstract Award: Examining the Effect of Patient Personality Dimensions and Coping Styles on Outcomes of Genetic Counseling
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Friday, Nov 20th (12:00 PM - 12:15 PM)
Ambry Genetics - Elevating the Standard of Care: Leveraging Innovation to Improve the Identification of Patients with Hereditary Cancer
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
AstraZeneca - Molecular Testing for Alterations in DNA Damage Repair Pathway Genes in Ovarian and Prostate Cancer: Why, Who, and How to Test
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Friday, Nov 20th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Pariah or Pioneer? Stories of Expansion Into New and Emerging GC Roles
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Friday, Nov 20th (2:00 PM - 2:45 PM)
Meeting patients where they are: improving access to genetic counseling while maintaining high-quality care
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Friday, Nov 20th (2:45 PM - 3:30 PM)
NSGC 2020 Professional Issues Panel
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Friday, Nov 20th (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)

Saturday, November 21

Biogen - How the Role of the Genetic Counselor is Evolving in SMA Treatment
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Saturday, Nov 21st (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Natera - Clinical Implications from SNP-Based NIPT Results
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Saturday, Nov 21st (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Dr. Beverly Rollnick Memorial Lecture
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Saturday, Nov 21st (9:45 AM - 11:00 AM)
Exhibit Hall Open
Track: Exhibitor Suite
Saturday, Nov 21st (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Late-Breaking Plenary
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Saturday, Nov 21st (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
PerkinElmer Genomics - The Marvelous Ms. Genome Sequencing: Discover the Unique Benefits of Genome Data Analysis
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Saturday, Nov 21st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Prevention Genetics - Inherited Bone Marrow Failure - Genetic Testing and Advantages of Early Diagnosis
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Saturday, Nov 21st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
First Steps: Needs Assessments and Planning when Developing Patient Resources
Track: Workshops
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Mastering the Art of Advocacy through Media Relations
Track: Workshops
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
More Than A Day’s Work: Purposeful Career Design for Genetic Counselors
Track: Workshops
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Nothing to fear but fear itself: it’s time to ask about psychiatric disorders in all clinical specialty areas
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
The BATHE Technique: Patient-Centered Counseling is Just Four Brief Questions Away
Track: Workshops
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
What’s the evidence? Genetic counseling in the era of evidence-based medicine
Track: Workshops
Saturday, Nov 21st (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Poster Presentations
Track: Platform and Poster Presentations
Saturday, Nov 21st (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

Sunday, November 22

AveXis Symposia
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Myriad Genetic Laboratories - Women's Health - Provide Equity of Care with the Latest Innovation in NIPS
Track: Sponsored Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
“Not About Us, Without Us” - A Look at An Exploratory Study that Examines Attitudes, Beliefs and Perceptions Among Minority and Underserved Patient Populations Concerning Cancer-Related Genetic Counseling and Testing (CGT) Communication
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Creative Cancer Counseling: Use of Alternate Service Delivery Models to Facilitate Genetic Testing for Therapeutic Decisions
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Drawing the line with ECS: When does expanded carrier screening turn into excessive carrier screening?
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
From Check in to Cash in: Exploring the process of genetic testing coverage policy development and application for providers
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Student supervision: let’s talk about anxiety and perfectionism
Track: Educational Breakout Sessions
Sunday, Nov 22nd (9:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Closing Remarks
Track: Plenary/Lecture
Sunday, Nov 22nd (11:45 AM - 12:15 PM)
Building Positive Group Culture: Transform Workplace Conflict and Embrace the Difficult Conversations
Track: Post-Conference Symposia
Sunday, Nov 22nd (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Learning in a digital world: Adapting to remote education and supervision
Track: Post-Conference Symposia
Sunday, Nov 22nd (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
RNA sequencing in clinical practice
Track: Post-Conference Symposia
Sunday, Nov 22nd (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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