Schedule for Programs

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00 – 1:00pm ET
1:00 – 2:00pm ET
2:00 – 3:00pm ET
3:00 – 4:00pm ET

Cancer SIG, International SIG
Precision medicine SIG
Student/new member SIG
Renal SIG

Stephanie Hicks, Honey Nagakura, & Kalisi Logan
Kristen Koprowski
Tresa Rai, Larissa Peck
Mary-Beth Roberts, Megan Hager

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00 – 4:00pm ET
4:00 – 5:00pm ET
5:00 – 6:00pm ET
6:00 – 7:00pm ET

Prenatal/ US anomalies SIG
Cancer SIG
Lab/Industry SIG
Student/new member SIG

Aarti Ramdaney
Honey Nagakura, Kalisi Logan, Karlena Lara-Otero
Sarah Witherington
Tresa Rai, Courtney Cook

Disability GC Network

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

12:00 – 3:45pm ET

Thursday, 9/30/2021

3:00 – 7:00pm ET

Canadian Programs: Agenda (EST)

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00-12:15pm                 

12:15-12:30pm                 

12:30-12:45pm                 

12:45-1:00 pm                  

1:00-1:15pm                      

1:15-1:30pm                      

1:30-1:45pm                      

1:45-2:00pm                  

2:00-2:15pm                 

2:15-2:30pm                 

2:30-2:45pm                      

McGill University

University de Montreal

University of Toronto

University of Manitoba

University of British Columbia

Break/catch-up

McGill University

University de Montreal

University of Toronto

University of British Columbia

University of Manitoba

Jennifer Fitzpatrick and Vi-An Dang 

Virginie Poisson, Marilyn Koayes, and Elizabetta Marratta 

Riyana Babul-Hirji, Stacy Hewson, and Jenna Sherven 

Claudia Carriles and Maria Vas 

Jenna Scott, Kiara Lowes, and Manraj Randhawa

Break/catch-up

Jennifer Fitzpatrick and Vi-An Dang 

Virginie Poisson, Marilyn Koayes, and Elizabetta Marratta 

Stacy Hewson, Riyana Babul-Hirji, and Leah Hammond 

Jenna Scott, Kiara Lowes, and Manraj Randhawa

Claudia Carriles and Maria Vas 

Thursday, 9/30/21

The Canadian Programs will not be presenting on the 30th as it is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. For more information on this, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

PACIFIC REGION

UC Los Angeles

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

Only power point presentation. Please join us on Thursday or visit the program information page.

Thursday, 9/30/2021

3:00-7:00pm ET will be staffed live

Stanford University

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

12:00-4:00pm ET will be staffed live

Thursday, 9/30/2021

3:00-6:00pm ET will be staffed live

University of Washington

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

No staff will be available.  Please join us on Thursday or visit the program information page.

Thursday, 9/30/2021

3:00-7:00pm ET will be staffed live

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

University of Colorado

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

12:00 – 1:30pm 
2:30 – 4:00pm

Thursday, 9/30/2021

3:00 – 4:30pm
5:30-7:00pm

MIDWEST REGION

Washington University in Saint Louis

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

12:00-1:00pm ET –  Program Coordinator Elizabeth Yoder

1:00-3:00pm ET –  Program Director Rachael Bradshaw with current student

3:00-4:00pm ET –  Associate Program Director/Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator Tomi Toler

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00-4:00pm ET –  Associate Program Director/Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator Tomi Toler

4:00-6:00pm ET –  Assistant Program Director/Research Coordinator Erin Linnenbringer

University of Nebraska

Tuesday, 9/28/2021

12:00-1:00pm ET – Sara Fisher (Assistant Program Director) & first year student

1:00-2:00pm ET – Holly Zimmerman (Program Director)

2:00-3:00pm ET – Holly Zimmerman (Program Director) & Jessie Poskochil (Alumni & GC)

3:00-4:00pm –  ET Joanna Spaulding (Laboratory GC & Course Director) & Jessie Poskochil (Alumni & GC)

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00-4:00pm ET – Holly Zimmerman (Program Director) & Joanna Spaulding (Laboratory GC & Course Director)

4:00-5:00pm ET – Current Students (1st & 2nd year)

5:00-6:00pm ET – Current Students (1st & 2nd year)

6:00-7:00pm ET – Current Students (1st & 2nd year)

Wayne State University

Tuesday, 9/28/2021 (The room will be staffed from 12:00-4:00pm ET)

EVENTS

1:00-1:20pm ET –  Building a Strong Application, Erin Carmany

2:30-2:50pm ET –  Wayne State Overview: Curriculum and Clinical Training, Angela Trepanier

Thursday, 9/30/21 (The room will be staffed from 3:00-7:00pm ET)

EVENTS

3: 30-3:50pm ET –  Wayne State Overview: Curriculum and Clinical Training, Erin Carmany

4:15-4:45pm ET – Ask a Genetic Counseling Student

5:45-6:05pm ET –  Building a Strong Application, Angela Trepanier

University of Michigan

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00 -12:30pm ET –   Presentation Introducing UMGCP

12:30 -1:30pm ET –    Q&A with UMGCP Program Leaders

1:30 – 1:50pm ET –     Q&A with UMGCP Students

2:00 – 2:30pm ET –    Presentation Introducing UMGCP

2:30 – 3:00pm ET –     Q&A with UMGCP Program Leaders

3:00 – 3:20pm ET –    Q&A with UMGCP Students

3:20 – 4:00pm ET –     Q&A with UMGCP Program Leaders

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00 – 3:30pm ET –    Presentation Introducing UMGCP

3:30 – 3:50pm ET –    Q&A with UMGCP Students

3:50 – 5:00pm ET –   Q&A with UMGCP Program Leaders

5:00-5:30pm ET –      Presentation Introducing UMGCP

5:30 – 5:50pm ET –    Q&A with UMGCP Students

5:50 – 7:00pm ET –    Q&A with UMGCP Program Leaders

NORTHEAST REGION

Jefferson University

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00-1:00pm ET
Jefferson Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program Overview
Presented by Rachael Brandt, PhD, MS, LCGC, and Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS LCGC, Program Co-Directors

1:00-1:30pm ET
Admissions and Financial Aid Informational Session
Marc Stearns and Kristin Mozzachio

1:30-2:30pm ET
Meet our Second Year students

2:30-3:00pm ET
Pedigree drawing workshop
Presented by Program Co-directors

3:00-4:00pm ET
Alumni and First year students

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00-4:00pm ET
Jefferson Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program Overview
Presented by Rachael Brandt, PhD, MS, LCGC and Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS LCGC
Program Co-Directors

4:00-4:30pm ET               
Admissions and Financial Aid Informational Session

Marc Stearns (video) and Kristin Mozzachio

4:30-5:30pm ET
Meet our Second Year students

5:30-6:00pm ET
Pedigree drawing workshop
Program Co-directors

6:00-7:00pm ET
Alumni and First year students

Kean University

Tuesday, 9/28/21 

12:00 – 1:00pm       Program orientation with program leadership

1:00 – 2:00pm         Student panel

2:00 – 2:30pm         Diversity outreach program

2:30 – 3:00pm         Application guidance with program leadership

3:00 – 4:00pm         Student panel

Thursday, 9/30/21 

3:00 – 4:00pm         Program orientation with program leadership

4:00 – 4:50pm         Student panel

5:00 – 5:30pm         Diversity outreach program

5:30 – 6:00pm         Application guidance with program leadership

6:00 – 7:00pm         Program orientation with program leadership

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Tuesday, 9/28/21 

12:00-1:00pm ET  Gayun Chan-Smutko, Associate Director and Emily Maxwell, 2nd year student

1:00-2:00pm ET      Ann Seman, Director of Clinical Education and Emily Stuebing, 1st year student

2:00-3:00pm ET      Maureen Flynn, Program Director and Emily Stuebing, 1st year student

3:00-4:00pm ET      Maureen Flynn, Program Director

Thursday, 9/30/21 

3:00-4:00pm ET      Ann Seman, Director of Clinical Education and Emily Hsieh, 2nd year student

4:00-5:00pm ET      Gayun Chan-Smutko, Associate Director and Emily Hsieh, 2nd year student

5:00-6:00pm ET      Allison Cirino, Director of Student Research

6:00-7:00pm ET      Allison Cirino, Director of Student Research

University of Maryland

Tuesday, 9/28/21 

12:00 – 2:00pm ET
Assistant Program Director and First Year Student present

2:00-4:00pm ET
Program Director present

Thursday, 9/30/21 

3:00 – 4 :00pm ET
MGC Faculty present

4:00 – 5:00pm ET
MGC Faculty and Second Year Student present

5:00 – 6:00pm ET
MGC Faculty and Second Year Student present

6:00 – 7:00pm ET 
Assistant Program Director and Second Year Student present

University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00pm ET – Applications 101 with Academic Coordinator Jo MacKenzie

1:00pm ET – Exceptional Clinical Opportunities in the UPenn Program & Overall Q&A with Assistant Program Director Lisa J. Kessler, MS, LCGC

2:00pm ET – Your Questions Please with Assistant Program Director Lisa J. Kessler, MS, LCGC & Academic Coordinator Jo MacKenzie

3:00 pm ET – Research Experience in the UPenn Program & Overall Q&A with Associate Program Director Laura J. Conway, PhD, LCGC

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00pm ET – Meet the Program Director with Program Director Kathleen Valverde, PhD, LCGC

4:00pm ET – Spotlight on Clinical Supervisors with Christopher Gray, MS, LCGC, from the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center and the Division of Human Genetics at CHOP & Sarah Jennings Baldino, MS, LCGC, a pediatric GC with the Cancer Predisposition Program and the Division of Oncology at CHOP

5:00pm ET – Your Questions Please with Assistant Director Lisa Kessler, MS, LCGC & Program Director Kathleen Valverde, PhD, LCGC

6:00pm ET – Meet the First Year Students in the UPenn MSGC Program.  Three first year students answer questions and share their experiences with the admissions process, transition to graduate school, and their first month in the UPenn MSGC program

Brandeis University

Due to a last minute conflict, we will not be able to participate in the career fair.  Please visit the program information page.

SOUTHEAST REGION

Vanderbilt University

The booth is open with program representatives at the following:

Tuesday, 9/28/2021 
1:00-3:00pm ET

Thursday, 9/30/2021
5:00-7:00pm ET

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tuesday, 09/28/21 

12:00 – 1:00pm ET – Tahnee Causey, Program Director

1:00 – 2:30pm ET – Heather Creswick, Associate Program Director

2:30 – 4:00pm ET – John Quillin, Assistant Program Director of Research

Thursday, 09/30/21

3:00 – 5:00pm ET – John Quillin, Assistant Program Director of Research

5:00 – 7:00pm ET – Heather Creswick, Associate Program Director

Wake Forest University

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00 – 3:00pm ET
Emily Lisi, Program Director and Hannah Krammes, first year student

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00 – 6:00pm ET
Emily Lisi, Program Director and Lauren Baldwin, Assistant Program Director

University of Alabama Birmingham

Tuesday, 9/28/21

12:00 – 3:00 pm ET –   Program Director Office Hours

3:00  – 4:00 pm ET –  UAB Genetic Counseling students  lead Q & A

Thursday, 9/30/21

3:00 – 6:00pm ET –  Program Director Office Hours

6:00 – 7:00pm ET – UAB Genetic Counseling students  lead Q & A