CGAPP Conference

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 precision health.

CGAPP 2022 will be in person from Sept. 13 - 15 in Milwaukee! 

CGAPP Information



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. According to the National Resident Matching Program, in 2021 only 38% (13 of 34) of Medical Genetics Fellowship programs were filled.  In addition, of the 49 Genetics fellowship position available, only 26 were filled (53%).  The Medical College of Wisconsin filled our need for Geneticists in 2014 by utilizing the APP’s 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].



ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 13.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioner:
The 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 13.5 contact hours of continuing education (and up to 2.0 hours of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.



Register now

To offer the most impactful learning environment with discussions and networking, the number of participants will be limited to 40.

Previous years registration filled in under three weeks.

Cost to attend is $300

Cancellations must be received by August 15 to be eligible for a refund.

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 August 15, 2022 to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellation notices should be sent to 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



This two-and-a-half-day conference will be held September 13-15, 2022.

The schedule will include a couple 101 sessions targeted towards the new APPs in genetics and to those not already working these genetics subspecialty areas. There will be new topics and lectures not discussed in previous years including acute metabolic management, chromatinopathies, and brain malformations. Even if topics were done in previous conference, we will change the focus to not repeat the same information.

We will plan to have a panel of APPs share their clinical expertise and will also have breakout sessions offering some further metabolic discussion on hot topics. 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.

A detailed schedule will be available on the registration page.

Conference Location

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel.

A block of rooms have been reserved for $181/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.

CGAPP 2019 Round-Up

CGAPP 2019 Round-Up

CGAPP 2019_01Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) working in clinical genetics across the country came together at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee from Sept. 25-27 for the inaugural Clinical Genetics Advanced Practice Provider Conference (CGAPP). The conference was developed by MCW.

Stephanie Offord, APNP, who has served at MCW in clinical genetics in the Department of Pediatrics for 12 years, was instrumental in every aspect of launching the conference.
“Nothing like this exists,” Offord said, “Our work as APPs in clinical genetics is so specialized, but we also do not have the training that the geneticists we work with have, so a conference was needed to fill the gap.”

Once announced, the conference quickly reached its capacity of 36 and a waiting list grew to eight. The event was funded by two educational grants and provided CME credits to attendees.

“Half of the attendees have only been in clinical genetics for six years or less,” said Offord. “More APPs are going into clinical genetics each year, so this is needed.”

The attendees – from 19 states and Washington D.C. – benefitted from the learning sessions as well as networking with others who do similar work. “This was a great way for us to connect, learn from each other, train and hear about new technologies and treatments,” Offord said.

Offord credits Donald Basel, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric genetics, as championing CGAPP and the importance of APPs in clinical genetics. “Dr. Basel is very passionate and supportive,” said Offord. “He understands the value of an APPs in clinical genetics and has instilled this in the clinic.”

Planning for CGAPP 2020 is already underway. “Even before the end of the conference, people were coming up and asking about the next event,” said Deanna Alvarez, Sr. administrative assistant, who served a critical role in planning and executing the event.

“We are really proud of what we put together and happy with the outcome,” said Offord. “We are excited to see where this is going to go.”

Additional Information

For more information please contact:

Stephanie Offord, MSN, FNP-BC, AGN-BC
Deanna Alvarez

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
310 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Google map location