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PhenoTips Speaker Series Presents: The Future of Genetic Counseling
The Future of Genetic Counseling
Join us live on April 28th 11 a.m to 12 p.m EDT, 3 to 4pm GMT, for the eighth installment of PhenoTips’ Speaker Series, “The Future of Genetic Counseling”.

The Future of Genetic Counseling is a panel discussion and interactive Q & A with Genetic Counselor & Genomic Medicine Professor at Geisinger, Amy Sturm, and Founder & President of Ripple Genetics Consulting, Erynn Gordon, moderated by DNA Today's Founder, Producer, and Host, Kira Dineen, CGC.

As genomics becomes common practice in mainstream healthcare, clinical genetics is expected to expand from rare diseases to common, preventable, and treatable conditions. While the details and timeframe of this transition are unknown, it is clear that genetic counselors are poised to champion this change and transformation.

In this panel discussion, past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Amy Sturm, and past president of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Erynn Gordon, will address:
• Historic and current uses of technology in genetic counseling
• Future applications of technology that can shape the practice of genetic counseling
• The role population genetics will play in precision medicine
• Challenges and barriers to mainstream integration of genetic counseling

Event breakdown:
• 45 minute panel discussion
• 15 minute audience Q & A

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Apr 28, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Amy Sturm
Genetic Counselor & Professor @Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger
Amy Sturm is a Genetic Counselor with 19 years of experience. At Geisinger's Genomic Medicine Institute she is Co-Director of the MyCode Genomic Screening and Counseling Program and Director of Cardiovascular Genomic Counseling. Amy served as the 2019 President of NSGC and is an NIH-funded Principal Investigator of a study optimizing innovative tools for the identification of individuals with FH, including genomic screening, machine learning algorithms, as well as novel family communication tools and methods including chat bots and direct contact. Amy also serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board to the NIH All of Us Research Program’s Genetic Counseling Resource. In addition, she serves on the NLA Scientific Statements Committee, is Co-Chair of the NLA Genetics Working Group, and serves on the American Heart Association’s Advocacy Coordinating Committee and Genomic and Precision Medicine Leadership Committee of the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine.
Erynn Gordon
Founder & President @Ripple Genetics Consulting
Erynn is a board-certified genetic counselor with 20 years of clinical, research, and industry experience. She is currently the Founder and President of Ripple Genetics Consulting. Prior to founding Ripple Genetics, Erynn has held roles as VP of Clinical Operations at Genome Medical, Director of Clinical Development at 23andMe, and Director of Genetic Counseling for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. In addition to her recent work in industry, Erynn has held traditional clinical roles at Children's National Medical Center and the University of Maryland. Erynn has been deeply engaged in the genetic counseling community, having served as past president of the American Board of Genetic Counseling and on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
Kira Dineen
Founder, Producer & Host @DNA Today
Kira Dineen is a certified prenatal genetic counselor at Maternal Fetal Care, a high risk pregnancy private practice in Connecticut. She is also the founder, producer, and host of "DNA Today", a genetics radio show and podcast with more than 130 episodes released over the past 8 years. DNA Today has been nominated for the best science show in the Podcast Awards for four years. Kira has 10 years of online media experience in the fields of digital marketing, social media, blogging and podcasting/radio. In addition, she has hosted and produced two other healthcare podcasts: "Advancing Dentistry" and "Insight Says: A Mental Health Podcast". She is also a frequent guest blogger on Sano Genetics, covering genetic counseling topics. Kira received her Diagnostic Genetic Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Connecticut and holds a certification in Cytogenetics. She received her Master’s of Science in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.