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IOS Multidisciplinary Consortium to Advance Genetic Counseling in Oncology: Lunch and Learn Sessions

As part of its educational program, the Iowa Oncology Society (IOS) will host three virtual Lunch & Learn sessions to spark conversations with local providers and stakeholders about challenges and solutions around genetic testing, counseling, and screening for patients diagnosed with cancer and their family members.

Genetic Testing Approaches to Improve the Identification of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Tuesday, September 28
12:00 to 12:45 PM CDT / 1:00 to 1:45 PM EDT

In this second installment of a three-part Lunch and Learn series, Caitlin Reid, MS, LGC, Genetic Counselor, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will outline different models for genetic testing that can be implemented to improve the identification of hereditary cancer syndromes. Using case examples, she will discuss ways physicians can initiate genetic testing, methods for incorporating genetic counselors into clinics, ways to promote patient-driven genetic testing, and a review of the different companies available to assist with the genetic testing process.

Registrants will receive a lunch voucher—courtesy of IOS!


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the session.

Tips and Tricks to Optimize Genetic Testing at Your Cancer Program


In this first installment of a three-part Lunch and Learn series, Athena Puski, MS, LGC, Licensed Genetic Counselor at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, reviewed barriers to routine genetic testing and discussed practical considerations to optimize genetic testing at your cancer program.


If you have additional resources that should be added to the handout, please contact Limaya Atembina, MSW, Program Manager, Provider Education. 

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