Save the Date: Dive Into the Gene Pool
Integrating genetics and genomics into your pediatric primary care practice
August 9-10, 2013 • Swissotel • Chicago, Illinois
For the first time ever, the American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, will present a live, 1½ day conference dedicated to providing primary care pediatric professionals with cutting edge research, and practical guidance for navigating new technologies and information that will support their early identification and management of patients with genetic conditions using family health history, expert referrals, and genetic testing.
Have you ever felt like you were missing some pieces of the puzzle when diagnosing or treating patients in your primary care practice? Genetics, genomics, and epigenetics play a profound role in health and disease. By enhancing your understanding of genetic medicine and pediatric genetic conditions — and their impact on every child and family in your practice — you may be surprised by how easy it is to incorporate genetic thinking into your practice and how seamlessly the puzzle pieces then fall into place. Don’t miss the opportunity to Dive into the Gene Pool this summer!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SUPPORT
The American Academy of Pediatrics gratefully acknowledges support for this activity in the form of a grant from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, with additional funding provided through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.
No 2012 NCHPEG Annual Meeting
Many of you have been asking when the 2012 NCHPEG annual meeting will be held. As you may know, NCHPEG has been extremely fortunate to have had substantial funding in past years to support the meeting. This funding has allowed us to bring our member organizations and other interested stakeholders together with experts in genomics education and clinical applications, while still keeping registration fees to a minimum. However, we, like many of our regular attendees who have had their meeting travel budgets slashed, are finding the current funding climate challenging. As a result, we are rethinking the format and timing of our 2012 meeting. So at this time we are not planning on holding our usual September meeting in the DC area and are exploring other avenues to allow our constituents to keep in touch with each other, share experiences, and stay abreast of advances in the field. Please feel free to send your comments and suggestions to us. We want to hear from you.
2011: Strategies for Evidence-Based Education in Genetics (14th Annual Meeting)
NCHPEG's 14th Annual Meeting, held 26, 27 September 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland, was an exploration of evidenced-based approaches to and evaluation of genetics and genomics education. Ninety-one attendees attended, including representatives from 36 NCHPEG member organizations. Attendees came from diverse clinical, research, policy, and advocacy backgrounds, including nurses, physicians, physician assistants, genetics professionals, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, medical educators, representatives from the pharmaceutical and bioinformatics industries, and researchers from across the U.S., Canada, Central America, and the U.K.
2010: Genetics and Public Health (13th Annual Meeting)
NCHPEG’s 13th Annual Meeting, held 23, 24 September 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, focused on the intersection of genetics education, genomic medicine, and public health. More than 130 attendees representing more than 30 NCHPEG member organizations participated in discussions about diverse topics related to the education of health professionals in genetics and public health, and about challenges and opportunities in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of genetics education.
2009: Genetics Education for Health Professionals: What Are the Key Messages? How Do We Deliver Them? (12th Annual Meeting)
NCHPEG focused on the content and delivery of genetic education at its 12th annual meeting in Bethesda, Maryland from September 23rd through 24th. More than 160 attendees with representation from more than 30 NCHPEG member organizations participated in discussions on diverse topics relevant to the education of health professionals in genetics, and the educational challenges that arise with advances in genetic and genomic technologies.
2008: Genetics and Common Disease (11th Annual Meeting)
NCHPEG's 11th Annual Meeting focused on the public health and education needs in the context of genetics and complex disease. Presentations included topics on Genome-wide Association Studies, Type II Diabetes, Infectious disease, and psychiatric disease.
2007: Pharmacogenomics (10th Annual Meeting)
Invited speakers at the 10th Annual meeting addressed a series of issues related to:
- Genetics and drug development,
- Individual variation in drug response, and
- How best to integrate pharmacogenomics at the point of care
2006: Risk Assessment and Communication of Risk (9th Annual Meeting)
The topic of the 9th Annual Meeting, risk assessment and communication of risk, built upon the core principles of family health history assessment, interpretation, and intervention. Attendees explored how risk information is communicated to patients, and how providers can help ensure that each person understand that risk information.
2005: Focus on Family History (8th Annual Meeting)
NCHPEG's 8th Annual Meeting welcomed speakers and attendees from across the world. The meeting emphasized the importance of family history for both individual health and public health.