The Nursing in the Genomic Era Conference was held at the School of Nursing on Friday April 8. During the conference students taking the Family-Centered Genomic Health Care class displayed poster presentations on various genetic conditions.
See a sample of the creative posters from the student in the slide show here.
Speakers at the conference included:
- Chuck Perou, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine
“Genomic analysis of breast tumors and clinical implications”
- Theresa Swift-Scanlan, PhD, RN
“Clinical applications of DNA methylation changes in breast cancer”
- Karen E. Weck, MD, PhD
Professor, Director of the Molecular Genetic Laboratory
“Pharmacogenomic testing to predict response to cancer therapy”
These talks were followed by a panel of mothers sharing their family’s story of living with a genetic condition. The conference was organized by Associate Professor Dr. Marcia Van Riper.