Gender Inclusivity - Incorporation into Clinical and Lab Practices with Andy Cantor, MS, LCGC (She/They/He) and Jehannine Austin, PhD, FCAHS, CGC

  • This talk will explore the importance of gender-inclusive practices in the lab setting, with a focus on language. Key topics include understanding gender terminology, understanding barriers to care for the transgender and non-binary population, mitigating gender bias in communication, understanding the current limitations of our language, and the impact of marketing on LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ communities.

    Level of Instruction: Intermediate

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LGBTQIA+ Competency Speaker and Educator

Andy is a non-binary person and a certified trainer on trans and non-binary competency. They have designed and presented numerous trainings on genetic counseling for trans and non-binary patients in the genetic counseling setting and beyond. They are an active member of the Labcorp LGBTQ+ ERG with whom they provide competency training to patient service center staff and other departments across the country and internationally. They have presented at The National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, NYC Genetics Taskforce, the Texas Genetic Counseling Association, the Pennsylvania Genetic Counselors Association, the UK society for genetic nurses and counselors and provided guest lectures for genetic counseling programs. Andy serves on the Cancer Special Interest Group gender inclusivity sub-committee and is a member of the Integrated Genetics JEDI committee. Andy is a passionate educator and advocate for the rights, acceptance, and respect of the trans and non-binary community.

Genomic Science Liasion II

Rebecca Carr joined Ambry in 2022 as the Oncology Genomic Science Liaison for the Southwest region. She previously worked as a genetic counselor at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona. In her current role, she serves as a clinical liaison for the field team to educate health care providers and key opinion leaders on genetic testing and genomic medicine. Rebecca received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. She earned her Master's of Science degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Stanford University and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Professor in Psychiatry & Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia
Dr. Jehannine Austin is a Professor in Psychiatry & Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Jehannine is a board certified genetic counsellor and their research work involves studying the impact of genetic counselling for people with psychiatric disorders and their families. They founded the world’s first specialist psychiatric genetic counselling service that has won an award for its impact on patient outcomes, and in addition to peer-reviewed publications, has written a book, and won awards for teaching, leadership, and research. Jehannine is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
  • Thu, November 9, 2023
  • 11:00am PST
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • C.E.U.
    1 Category 1 Contact Hour
  • P.A.C.E. 1 unit

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