Clinical Genetics Advanced Practice Provider Conference
The Clinical Genetics Advanced Practice Provider Conference (CGAPP) hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin will prepare and advance the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the field of Genomics and Precision Medicine to equip them to be independent leaders in the delivery of precison health.
This conference is specifically designed for the advanced practice provider (APP) working in a clinical genetics setting.
While genetics and precision medicine is applicable to every sub-specialty, CGAPP focuses on the APP who provides care for genetic or metabolic patients on a regular basis. We recognize there are other APPs who may order genetic testing or want to know more about basic genetics and we hope to provide that demographic with more resources in the future. However, for now, our focus is to provide educational and networking resources for the APPs currently working alongside Geneticists across the country.
As you are aware, Geneticists are in great demand across the country. In 2018 only 28% (11 of 40) of Medical Genetics Fellowship programs were filled. In addition, of the 56 genetics positions available, only 23 were filled (41%) [NRMP data]. The gap between supply and demand is only widening. The Medical College of Wisconsin filled our need for Geneticists in 2014 by utilizing the advanced practice provider's (APP) clinical expertise and integrated them into Genetics. However, Genetics training is not embedded into standard graduate nursing programs. Currently, nothing exists to train the novice Genetics APP and provide continuing education that is relevant to them [PMID: 24176964] [PMID: 28252482].
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for up to 16.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
To offer the most impactful learning environment with discussions and networking, the number of participants will be limited to 35.
Cost to attend is $350
Registration is now closed! If you'd like to be added to the wait list, please contact CGAPP@mcw.edu.
Registration cancellation deadline: August 2, 2019 by 4:30 pm CST
Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email. All cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable processing fee of 10% of all registration fees paid and must be received by 4:30 pm Central Time on Friday August 2, 2019 to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellation notices should be sent to CGAPP@mcw.edu. Allow 4-6 weeks processing time. We are unable to change names or substitute one individual for another currently registered. Scientific meeting registrations CANNOT be transferred to another person. No exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact CGAPP@mcw.edu.
This two and a half day conference will be held September 25-27, 2019.
A portion of the schedule will cover fundamentals in basic genetic topics including genetic testing, metabolism, LSDs/MPS disorders, and hereditary connective tissue diseases.
These 101 sessions are targeted towards the APPs who are newer to genetics and to those not already working in these subspecialty areas. The majority of the sessions will be at an advanced level covering relevant topics in genetics including the future of genomic sequencing, pharmacogenomics, genodermatoses, and more. There will also be plenty of time to network with other APPs from around the country and to hear how APPs are being utilized in their clinical departments.
The conference will be held at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel.
A block of rooms have been reserved for $179/night (plus taxes and fees).
The Journeyman is a boutique hotel located in the historic Third Ward. Just south of downtown Milwaukee, the Third Ward is known for locally owned restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques all in a historic warehouse setting. The neighborhood is home to the award-winning Third Ward Riverwalk and the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Public Market.
Bret Bostwick, MD, FACMG, FAAP
Assistant Professor and Chief of Pediatric Genetics - TCH Woodlands; Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Bret Bostwick is a physician who helps sick children find treatments for rare diseases. He believes that it is the sickest children who have the most to teach us about the way biology works, and sometimes, does not work. Bret is a board-certified medical geneticist and pediatrician who has recently stepped away from the bedside to pursue the interface between machine learning and RNA therapeutics. He aspires to develop treatments for previously untreatable diseases.
Additional speakers include:
Donald Basel, MD, FACMG
Gunter Scharer, MD
Matthew M. Harmelink, MD
Gabrielle C. Geddes, MD
Gregory Rice, MD
Amy White, MS, CGC
Angela Pickart, MS, CGC
Sarah Viall, PPCNP
Lauren Hitchins, DNP, CPNP, AGN-BC
Dawn Siegel, MD
Ken Grizzle, PhD
Amanda Bawcom, MSN, RN, CPNP
Suzanne Ducett, BSN, RN
Thank you to our sponsors!
This program is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and BioMarin
For more information please contact:
Stephanie Offord, MSN, FNP-BC, AGN-BC
310 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202