[Rebroadcast] New Directions in Access to Genetic Counseling Information, Notifications, and Engagement for Precision Medicine

  • This is a rebroadcasting of a previously held EducateNext session followed by a live Q&A with the speaker.  Rebroadcasted webinars will not be eligible for CEU credits.

    Genetic testing is the cornerstone of precision medicine and expanding into all areas of medicine.  Accurate genetic testing information is only valuable if both clinicians and patients can understand and use their test results.  Genetic counselors are perfectly poised to provide this information to clinicians and patients, but even with an ever-growing workforce there are still too few CGCs in the United States and worldwide to provide genetic counseling information to every clinician and patient who needs it.  Additionally, as VUS are reclassified, medical management recommendations change, or new testing is available, clinicians and patients need to be notified in a timely fashion.  In this lecture we will explore digital tools that can help disseminate accurate genetic counseling information efficiently and effectively. 

President and CEO, My Gene Counsel

Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC is a certified genetic counselor and the President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides scalable, updated genetic counseling solutions.  Matloff founded the Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling program, served as its director and a faculty member at Yale School of Medicine for 18 years, and was a plaintiff in the SCOTUS BRCA gene patent case of 2013. At My Gene Counsel she is developing responsible return of genetic test results for population studies, health care systems, and precision medicine partners. Matloff serves as the Forbes.com contributor on genetic counseling, genetic testing, and digital health.

Genomic Science Liaison, Ambry Genetics

Megan Nathan is a certified genetic counselor and Oncology Genetic Specialist at Ambry Genetics. She completed her BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, which she attended as a Trustee Scholar. She received her MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Stanford University. After graduate school Megan worked for several years as a Cancer Genetic Counselor at Providence Health and Services in Anchorage, Alaska before transitioning to her current role at Ambry Genetics. As a Genetics Specialist for the Northwest and Midwest territories, she serves as a clinical liaison for the field team to educate health care providers and other key opinion leaders on genetic testing and genomic medicine.

  • Fri, May 1, 2020
  • 12:00pm PDT
  • Duration: 1 hour
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