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2015 Upgrade for Genetics Conference

November 13, 2015

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Please note Registration will be closed at midnight on Monday November 9 2015.  However, you will still be able to register on site. 

Upgrade: 4Genetics Registration

Upgrade: 4Genetics version 20.15 is a one-day conference (including lunch) and will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. The conference is FREE to attend.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors (INGC) to offer up to 0.80 CEUs or 8.00 Category 1 contact hours for the event: Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference: Update4Genetics version 2015. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. There is a $25 fee to have the CEU documentation sent to the National Society of Genetic Counselors.  

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the discounted rate of $182.00 per night (plus tax). Please reserve your room directly with the hotel at 866-704-6162.  Be sure to say that you are attending the Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors conference or INGC at the JW Marriott Indianapolis to receive the special rate. Or click here to make your room reservation online. On site parking is available at $37 for self parking and $42 for valet.  There are many other parking options available in downtown Indianapolis as well. (Go to www.indydt.com)

The conference will be held in the White River Ballroom C,D.  From the parking garage, take the elevator to the 1st floor of the Event Center.  From the lobby, take the escalator up to the second floor, across the bridge and down on the other side to the White River Ballroom.


  JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46204
 (317) 860-5800



Upgrade: 4Genetics Schedule of Events




7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Time in the Exhibition Area


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

 Meredith Pastrick, MS, CGC               INGC Conference Chair

8:10 AM

How to Improve Reimbursement for Genetic Counselor Services


John Richardson: Director of Government  Relations, NSGC


9:10 AM

Clinical Supervision in Genetic Counseling: An Overview of Key Concepts & Dynamics

 Patricia McCarthy Veach, PhD, LP  University of Minnesota

10:10 AM

Mid-Morning Break and Exhibitor Visitation


10:35 AM

Clues & Red Herrings: Using Tumor Profiles in the Germline Cancer Genetics Clinic

Lisa Madlensky, PhD, MSc, CGC  University of California-San Diego

11:35 AM

Prenatal Screening for Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies-Unanticipated Experiences in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

 Nicki Smith, MS, CGC                       Trihealth Cincinnati, OH

12:35 PM

Lunch and Exhibitor Visitation


1:35 PM

Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Genomics: Applying Genetic Counseling to Improve Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders

 Jehannine Austin, PhD, MSc     CCGC/CGC

2:35 PM

How Genetics Can Inform Biomarker Discovery in Parkinson Disease

Tatiana Foroud, PhD                        Indiana University  School of Medicine

3:35 PM

Mid-Afternoon Break                     

Sponsored by Emory Genetics Laboratory

4:00 PM

Review & Update on Lysosomal Storage Disease

 Ozlem Goker-Alpan, MD:            Lysosomal  Disorders Research &  Treatment Unit,  Center for Clinical Trials

5:00 PM

Meet & Greet - Happy Hour                            

 Sponsored by Myriad Genetics  Laboratories Located in High Velocity,   the Skybox Room

5:30 PM

Challenging Cases & Discrepant Results in Cancer Genetics

 Sara Carroll, MS, CGC                    Hartford  Healthcare  Cancer Institute

6:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion

 Moderator: Kaylee Henson, MS, CGC  Oncology RMS, Myriad Genetics


Thank you to our Sponsors!!