2012 Nursing in the Genomic Era Conference

On Friday March 1, the SON hosted the 2012 Nursing in the Genomic Era conference. The day-long event featured a poster session with 28 posters contributed by undergraduate students in the SON’s family-centered genomic healthcare course (a.k.a. N382), as well as presentations.

Dr. Howard McLeod, PhD, who is the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and founding Director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, presented a talk on how nurses and other health care providers can use pharmacogenomics in clinical settings. Next, Clinical Assistant Professor Patricia Gingrich, MSN, WHNP-BC, shared her experience of living with Long QT Syndrome. Then SON alumna Korey Hickling, BSN ’03, shared the lessons she has learned from raising a son with Down Syndrome. SON faculty member Louise Fleming, MSN, capped off the conference with a presentation on raising a child with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.

The conference was organized by Dr. Marcia Van Riper, RN, PhD. See the slideshow below for some pictures of the event.