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2022 Pre-congress

ISONG is pleased to offer the following two Pre-Congress sessions on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina.  These sessions will not be recorded; in person attendance is necessary.

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Member fee: $50 per session
Non-member fee: $100 per session


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Session A

Teaching Genomic Medicine: A TraintheTrainer Workshop

There is a clear need to educate nurses and other health professionals in genomic medicine. This workshop focuses on rare diseases and was developed by ISCC-PEG Rare Disease group, a national committee of genetics and education experts. In the first portion of the session, participants will be introduced to the flipped classroom/TBL teaching methods and the overall structure of the rare diseases curriculum, which addresses genomic testing as well as patient communication and ethical issues. In the second portion, participants will work in teams as “students” on a portion of the curriculum to better understand curricular content, including hands-on use of online genomics tools such as ClinVar and ClinGen, and the dynamics of team-based learning. In the final segment, there will be a discussion of tips to implement this novel approach to genomics education and how the curriculum has been adapted to various medical specialties.

From this workshop, attendees will learn how to improve their teaching of genomics and gain hands-on experience with an introductory genomics curriculum utilizing team-based learning and flipped classroom educational methods. They can then apply the knowledge and skills they learn to assist in teaching at their home institutions. 


Sabrina Malone Jenkins, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Additional facilitators to be announced.


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Session B

Pharmacogenomics & the Nurse

As Pharmacogenomics transforms medical therapy, there is increasing emphasis on the role of nurses as important stakeholders in the implementation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This interactive workshop aims to present an evidence base for pharmacogenomics use in relation to nurses working in acute clinical practice, as well as a novel conceptual framework which explores the barriers and enablers to uptake of pharmacogenomics in clinical nursing care.

In this workshop clinicians will be invited to engage and contribute their own experiences and thoughts on this topic and gain knowledge of how to apply the Relational Complex framework to increase success in implementing pharmacogenomics in their practice. 


Linn Helen Hetland, PhD(c), RN, MPH 
University of Technology Sydney 
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jane Maguire, PhD, BA, BNurs (Hons), Grad Cert CFH, RN, MACN
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Elle Elan, PhD(c), BSc Nurs, MSc
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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ISONG and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing are collaborating to provide nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours for the educational activity entitled 2022 ISONG World Congress. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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