Have a Complimentary Lunch and Learn the Basics of Genetics!
A Special Event for RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses
A genetics primer for heathcare advocates in medically underserved parishes of Louisiana. Learn about the clues in patient medical history that could suggest an underlying genetic cause for their health issues with a focus on conditions more common in Acadiana.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CST
Petroleum Club of Lafayette
111 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
11:00 AM REGISTRATION, WELCOMING AND LUNCH
Our discussion today is designed to be informative and interactive. While there will be outlined topics we encourage you to share your thoughts and questions throughout the event.
11:30-11:45 AM: INTRODUCTION AND PRE-SURVEY
11:45-12:15: THE A-B-C’S OF GENETICS
As a healthcare provider you have a very unique opportunity with each patient. Sometimes clues in patient medical history suggest an underlying genetic cause for health issues. In this presentiation learn the basic of genetics, inheritance, creating a family history, and interpreting a family history.
12:15-12:45 – PATIENT DISCUSSION
Learn from a local patient and chat about ways you can help drastically improve the care of patients and members of their families. Special discussion will include ways to engage with areas where access to care can directly effect long-term outcomes.
12:45-1:00: QUESTIONS, CLOSING and POST-TEST
DAWN LANEY, MS, CGC – GENETIC COUNSELOR
Dawn Jacob Laney is a genetic counselor, assistant professor, clinical researcher, and director of the genetic clinical trials center in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a co-founder of ThinkGenetic, Inc., who strives to empower patients seeking possible genetic causes for their medical issues or looking for real-life answers to their questions about the impact of living with a genetic disease. Dawn has written many books for children and teens living with genetic conditions in addition to her dedication to direct patient care.