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As the “Medical Home” provider, the Primary Care Practitioner (PCP) is expected to recognize and address genetic issues in her/his patients. Because the complex landscape of genetics in medicine is evolving so rapidly, it is important to have practical, point-of-care information to facilitate addressing these issues.

The goal of this conference is to guide the PCP to “think genetically” so s/he is able to quickly and effectively obtain a meaningful family history, identify red flags, and access appropriate resources to facilitate diagnosis and treatment.  The conference will place particular emphasis on the practical application of genetic information, giving participants case- based experience to utilize the concepts and tools in their daily practice. Selected genetics diagnoses will be reviewed and a list of “red flags” indicative of those diagnoses, along with resources for possible “next steps” will be provided to participants.

The conference is highlighted by keynote presentations from Benjamin Gilmer, MD of MAHEC Family Medicine and W. Gregory Feero, MD, Ph.D., former Senior Advisor to the Director for Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the Thinking Genetically: Practical Applications of Genetics in Primary Care.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/16/2014 - 05/17/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/16/2014 - 05/17/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: (05/16/14) 1:00p - 5:30p; (05/17/14) 8:00a - 4:30p
First Move-In Date: 05/15/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Genetics
Other Industries: Family Medicine, Genetics, Healthcare General, Internal Medicine, Professional Healthcare
Estimated Attendance: 100
Audience: Physicians, Mid-Levels (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)
Venue: Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Venue Phone: (828) 257-4482
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
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Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
8' x 8' $250   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
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  Generator: No
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: No
Other Booth Sizes Available: No

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