Optimizing the utilization of next-generation sequencing in the delivery of genomic medicine

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Optimizing the utilization of next-generation sequencing in the delivery of genomic medicine
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Cost:  $195 

Description of Program Content:
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has not only enhanced our ability to identify new disease causing genes, but also enabled a cost effective and efficient way for clinicians to test multiple genes simultaneously. This comes at a time when the value of a genetic diagnosis has never been greater. Once merely limited to confirming a clinical diagnosis, now genetic findings are increasingly impacting medical decisions. This talk will discuss how a clinician can optimize use of this technology and minimize burden while ensuring high quality test results.

Measurable Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of next-generation sequencing on diagnosis of neurological conditions
2. Discuss the utilization of genetic testing algorithms
3. Describe the economic value of genetic testing in refractory epilepsy patients

Susan Estabrooks Hahn, MS, LCGC
Susan Hahn, MS, LCGC is genetic counselor works for Quest Diagnostics.  She is nationally recognized for initiating and leading research, outreach, educational, and policy activities to facilitate and expand the responsible translation of genomic medicine in the clinical setting.   Susan has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, encyclopedia entries and chapters, including a joint practice guideline of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) on Genetic Counseling and Testing for Alzheimer Disease.  She has also produced an abundance of educational resources, conferences, and courses for clinicians, students, and the public.  As an active leader, Susan has Chaired or Co-chaired numerous committees and task forces for ABGC, ACMG and NSGC.  In 2014, she was President of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.  


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