Pass or Fail: Recognizing Bone Marrow Syndromes


Kami Wolfe Schneider, MS, CGC
Children’s Hospital Colorodo
Learning Outcomes:

  • Define hematopoiesis and how its dysfunction contributes to bone marrow failure

  • Recognize genetic counseling considerations for when a medical or family history suggest a bone marrow failure syndrome

  • Describe bone marrow failure syndromes and how they may present in prenatal, pediatric and adult settings

  • Kami Wolfe Schneider, MS, CGC is a Senior Instructor working full time for Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation Division since June 2013 at the University of Colorado. A 2005 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s genetic counseling program and ABGC board certified since 2007, she worked as a cancer and prenatal genetic counselor in Memphis, TN for more than 4 years, at which time she saw some patients referred from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She then joined Children's Hospital Colorado's Clinical Genetics and Metabolism department in December 2009. She initiated and developed the hospital's first pediatric cancer genetic counseling clinic which began in March 2011, and she has since expanded the genetic counseling services in the Division of Hem/Onc/BMT to include 2 full time genetic counselors covering specialty clinics including Solid and Liquid tumor, Neuro-Oncology, Ortho-Oncology, Survivorship, Cancer Predisposition, Polyposis, Bone Marrow Failure, General Hematology, and Immunohematology. Kami has co-authored multiple publications on pediatric cancer genetic counseling, genetic counseling in the bone marrow transplantation process, and cancer predisposition surveillance. Kami has previously presented locally and nationally on the topic of genetic counseling for bone marrow failure syndromes, and is thrilled to be participating in the 2017 USC Fall Symposium.