Considerations of Disease Specific Criteria for Variant Classification on Cardiogenetic Panels with Meghan Towne, MS, CGC, LCGC

  • This webinar will review published clinical recommendations for a variety of cardiac genetic conditions. We will also review the relationship between gene classification and gene disease validity scoring and how disease specific variant curation standards can impact the reclassification of cardiogenetic variants over time.

    Level of Instruction: Intermediate

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Genetic Counselor, Reporting - Clinical Genomics

After obtaining her B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry from Boston College in 2007, Meghan attended Boston University School of Medicine for her graduate studies in Genetic Counseling. Her studies piqued her interest in the impact of innovative technologies on diagnosing and connecting families with rare genetic disorders. Meghan worked for seven years at Boston Children’s Hospital developing the institutional infrastructure for gene discovery, enhancing research collaborations, and evaluating the utility of genomic sequencing in newborns. In 2016, Meghan joined Ambry as a reporting genetic counselor on the clinical genomics team. She maintains her research connections to the Boston community by serving as a voting member of the Massachusetts General Hospital IRB and as a course coordinator for research seminar series at Boston University.

Manager, Genomic Science Liaison

Brian Schoenfeld has an undergraduate degree from the State University New York @ Albany. After graduating he spent several years in the corporate world, he then decided to change professions to pursue a career in the Life Sciences. For over eight years, Brian worked in basic science research, using behavioral assays in animal models to elucidate the mechanism of inherited neurological disorders such as Fragile X Syndrome and early on-set Alzheimer's. After working in labs at the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he decided that Genetic Counseling was his calling. He graduated from the Genetic Counseling program at Arcadia and began working for Ambry in 2015. Brian is a board-certified genetic counselor and a licensed GC in the state of NJ. He has been a co-author on several peer-reviewed and well cited articles, makes excellent pancakes and is the proud father of Emma and Juliette.

  • Thu, September 7, 2023
  • 11:00am PDT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • C.E.U.
    1 Category 1 Contact Hour
  • P.A.C.E. 1 unit

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