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Please join us for our fourth USC Genetic Counseling Fall Symposium!

Our focus is building knowledge and skills as we incorporate clinical applications of genomic medicine. Genetic counselors, geneticists, university faculty, graduate students, residents and fellows, health care professionals with special interest are encouraged to attend.

Peruse the agenda and click on links for a look at our featured speakers and learning outcomes for what promises to be a full and stimulating day!

USC Genetic Counseling
Fall Symposium
November 11, 2016
Palmetto Health Richland Auditorium
Columbia, SC
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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Janice G. Edwards, MS, CGC


The Utility of Whole Exome Sequencing in Prenatal Diagnosis
Magdalena Walkiewicz, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine


Just Because We Can, Should We? Exome Sequencing for Newborn Screening
Julianne O’Daniel, MS, CGC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Gene Therapy Targeting the Root Cause
Treatment of Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Haiyan Fu, PhD

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Gene Therapy




The Amelia Craver Special Lectures
The Yin and Yang of Cancer Genetics

Pediatric Cancer Predisposition in the Genomics Era
Uri Tabori, MD
University of Toronto Hospital for SickKids


Biallelic Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome: Exploiting Hypermutations to Save Lives
Uri Tabori, MD

University of Toronto Hospital for SickKids


Networking Luncheon
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
C. Warren Derrick Room and Lobby


Is Information Power? Population Screening for Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk
Kelly East, MS, CGC

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology


Genesurance and Marketing Madness
Quinn Stein, MS, CGC

Augustana University


Closing Remarks

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the University of South Carolina to offer up to 0.55 CEUs or 5.5 Category 1 contact hours for the event: USC Genetic Counseling Fall Symposium. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.