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Tricky Neuro Genes: An Overview and Update
Description: This webinar will touch on four genes in the neuro space, some of which have been an established part of a genetic counseling training program curriculum, and others more recently discovered. Testing for these genes is not straight-forward, and we will highlight their significance and aspects to consider when ordering testing for them.

Speaker: Soma Das
Soma Das, PhD, FACMG, is a director of the Genetic Services Laboratory at the University of Chicago where she has been the director since 1996. She is one of the pioneers of the molecular diagnostics of rare orphan genetic conditions. A particular interest of hers is in the diagnostics of neurological conditions.

Speaker: Rojan Kavosh
Rojan Kavosh, MS, CGC, is a licensed certified genetic counselor and a Genomic Testing Consultant at PerkinElmer Genomics. Prior to joining PerkinElmer Genomics, she worked as a perinatal genetic counselor in the Fetal Center at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Rojan graduated from UCLA with a degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, and earned her Master’s in Genetic Counseling from UC Irvine.

Speaker: Michelle Rochman
Michelle Rochman, MS, CGC, graduated from Thomas Jefferson University's Human Genetics and Genetic counseling master's program in 2021. She currently works at Jefferson in an adult neurology clinical practice where she counsels patients with various movement disorders.

Speaker: Tara Jones
Tara Jones, MS, CGC, (she/her) is a genetic counselor in adult neurology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, specializing in neuromuscular and dementia indications. Tara currently serves as co-chair for the NeuroSIG Grant and Webinar Subcommittees. Her research interests include data-driven service delivery models to improve patient and provider outcomes regarding pre-symptomatic genetic testing.

Aug 10, 2022 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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