What You Should Know About Genetic Testing: Healthcare Provider Update

September 21, 2016
12:00pm to 01:00pm
2016-09-21 12:00:00 2016-09-21 13:00:00 America/New_York What You Should Know About Genetic Testing: Healthcare Provider Update  

Presented by our Young Women’s Initiative, this free webinar will update healthcare providers on recent changes in genetic testing as it relates to young women and breast cancer. You will learn about the latest genes being tested, new tests available and how to help your patients make informed decisions using genetic test results. This session will also review how your patients can pay for genetic testing, options to lower costs for your patients and how the Affordable Care Act has impacted genetic testing. 

Our Speakers:

Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, LGC
Leigha Senter, MS, LGC is a licensed cancer genetic counselor at The Ohio State University and an associate professor and associate director of the genetic counseling graduate program.  She is on the advisory board for FORCE and is involved in research studies and outreach programs focused on hereditary cancer. 



Lisa Schlager
Lisa Schlager is vice president of community affairs and public policy for FORCE, a national nonprofit dedicated to the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.  She leads the organization’s legislative, regulatory and research advocacy efforts by tracking key issues and ensuring the needs of the high-risk cancer community are represented. 



This program is presented in partnership with FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. FORCE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.  With over 50 outreach networks throughout the U.S., FORCE is the voice of the hereditary cancer community, providing support, education and awareness to help those facing hereditary cancers know their healthcare options and make informed decisions.

Free CEUs for the first 300 nurses and 300 social workers who register!This activity has been submitted to the Oncology Nursing Society for approval to award contact hours. ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This activity has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers for approval to award contact hours.

This webinar is supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58 DP005403, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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