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2023 World Congress Agenda
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Pre-Congress | Thursday, November 2, 2023

12:00-3:00 PM

PreCongress Education – Graduate Boardroom

 3:00-6:00 PM

PreCongress Pharmacogenomics – Graduate Boardroom

 7:00–9:00 PM

Welcome Dinner - Sponsored by UMASS Amherst – Capital Ballroom

Friday, November 3, 2023

 7:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Sponsor Visits

 9:00 - 9:20 am Opening Remarks & Flag Ceremony   
 9:20 - 9:30 am President Welcome Laurie M. Connors PhD(c), DNP, APRN, AOCNP, FAANP, FAAN
 9:30 - 10:30 am Opening Keynote: Engaging Diverse Communities in Genomics Research and Precision Medicine Tashaka Cunningham, PhD
 10:30 - 10:35 Awards  
 10:35 - 11:30 am Global Panel Moderator - Sarah Dewell, PhD, MSc, RN with 4 Panelists  
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Luncheon  
 12:30 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions - Expert Lectures - 6 Sessions  
 12:30 - 1:30 pm What do nurses need to know about the genetics of psychiatric mental health disorders? Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
 12:30 - 1:30 pm Leveraging Cell-Free DNA: Incorporating Liquid Biopsies into Nursing Research Susan Grayson, RN, PhD(c)
 12:30 - 1:30 pm Omics Within the Context of Multi-determinants of Health Yvette P. Conley, PhD, FAAN, Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Engaging Doctoral-Level Nurses in Genomic and Genetic Education Through an Online Professional Development Course Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN, CNE, ANEF
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Use of Non Blood-Based Biospecimens for Analysis of DNA Markers Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, RN
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Neurodevelopmental copy number variations and the neuropsychiatric phenotypic spectrum Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
 2:30 - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break & Sponsor Visits  
 3:00 - 5:00 pm Abstract Concurrent Session - 24 Abstracts  
 3:00 - 3:20pm Building a global genomics curriculum for undergraduate nursing education Sarah Dewell, PhD, MSc, RN
 3:00 - 3:20pm APRN Capacity to Use Evidence-Based Pharmacogenomics Cathy Fulton, DNP, MSHI, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
 3:00 - 3:20pm Hereditary Cancer Genetic Cases (and Conundrums) in the Community. Let’s hear it for the Oncology Genetic Nurse Expert

Heather Hannon, DNP, ANP-BC, OCN, ACGN

 3:00 - 3:20pm Haptoglobin Genotype as a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease in Prediabetes: A Case-Control Study Emily Mewborn, DNP, FNP-BC
 3:20 - 3:40 pm Assessing the Israeli Public's Knowledge and Willingness to Embrace CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: A Cross-sectional Study Sivia Barnoy, RN, PhD
 3:20 - 3:40 pm Educating Our DNP Scholars: A Pharmacogenetic Translation Final Project Crystal Dodson, RN, PhD
 3:20 - 3:40 pm An Exploratory Analysis of Associations Between Fatigue and Neuropathy with Plasma Cytokine Levels in Cancer Survivors Kord Kober, PhD
 3:20 - 3:40 pm Area Deprivation and Epigenomics Influence Psychological Symptom Cluster Severity in Women with Breast Cancer Carolyn Harris, PhD, RN, BMTCN, OCN

 3:40 - 4:00 pm Assessing Readiness for Evidence-Based Cancer Genomic Nursing Care in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) Rebecca Puddester, MN RN, PhD (c)
 3:40 - 4:00 pm A Meta-Dimensional Approach to Identify Subgroups of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Associated with Morning Fatigue Severity Caroline Le
 3:40 - 4:00 pm Consequences of Synthetic Oxytocin in the Maternal Brain Maria McDonald, PhD, RN, FNP-CPhD, RN, FNP-C
 4:00 - 4:20 pm Creating Culturally Appropriate Genetic Education Modules for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Community Karen Whitt, PhD, FNP-C, AGN-BC, FAANP
 4:00 - 4:20 pm Associations Between Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment In Women With Breast Cancer and Potassium Channel Gene Polymorphisms Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN
 4:00 - 4:20 pm Associations Between the Occurrence of Palpitations in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery and Polymorphisms in Potassium Channel Genes Ying Sheng
 4:00 - 4:20 pm Determine whether polymorphisms in TNF-ɑ are associated with levels found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of hyperacute aSAH patients Ansley Stanfill, PhD, RN
 4:20 - 4:40 pm Using participatory Group Concept Mapping to define international minimum competencies in genomics for all nurses Emma Tonkin, PhD, BSc (Hons)
 4:20 - 4:40 pm Genomic Underpinnings of Treatment-induced Nausea in Women with Breast Cancer Susan Wesmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
 4:20 - 4:40 pm Exploratory Analysis of the DNA Methylation Profiles of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and RAS p21 Protein Activator 2 (RASA2) Genes with Processing Speed in Women with Early-stage Breast Cancer (ESBC) Myeong-ga Cho
 4:20 - 4:40 pm

Fetal Exposure to Glucocorticoids is Associated with Biodiversity of the Infant Microbiome

Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, RN
 4:40 - 5:00 pm

Results of an international delhi study to develop competencies for geonomic nurse educators

Deborah Himes, PhD, APRN-BC

 4:40 - 5:00 pm Associations Between Chronic Decrements in Energy In Women With Breast Cancer and Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD
 4:40 - 5:00 pm Association of Genotype and Anxiety in Patients Following Surgery for Breast Cancer Katrina Carr, BSN, RN
 4:40 - 5:00 pm Neonatal Diet Type and Microbiome Composition in Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Defects Jessica Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN, IBCLC
 5:00 - 6:00 pm Poster Session I (#1- #11)

Analysis of Age-Related Differences of DNA Methylation on the Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) and Ubiquitin C-terminal Hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1) Genes in Relation to Patient Outcomes Following Acute Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). – Allison Agnone, BSN, RN

Development of an FAQ series for genomics in nursing – Anne Ersig, PhD, RN

Assessing and Meeting Genomics Content Competencies in Graduate Nursing Education – Michaela Romero DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

Changes in DNA Methylation Associated with Psychobehavioral Interventions: A Scoping Literature Review - Karen Saban, PhD

Evaluation of First-trimester Perceived Stress and DNA Methylation among non-Hispanic Black and White Individuals Who Develop Preeclampsia or Non-Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes – Mitali Ray, PhD, RN

Exploration of U.S. Nurses’ Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Confidence in Integrating Precision Health into Nursing Practice – Evangeline Fangonil-Gagalang, PhD, MSN, RN

Genomic Predictors of Pain in Women Following Surgery for Breast Cancer – Hope Karnes

Associations between the gut microbiome features and sickness symptoms in kidney transplant recipients – Choa Sung

MicroRNAs and Transplant Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Autologous HCT – Lathika Mohanraj, PhD, RN, BMTCN

Partnering with patients to co-build hereditary cancer care and prevention: Exploring a nurse navigator model of genomic risk management – Rebecca Puddester, MN RN, PhD (c)

Defining the metabolome of underactive adults at risk for type 2 diabetes who responded to a lifestyle intervention with significantly reduced fasting blood glucose – Kimberly Lewis, PhD, RN, CGNC

 5:00 -6:00 pm  Sponsor Collaboration Meeting   

Saturday, November 4, 2023

 7:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Sponsor Visits  
 7:30 - 8:30 am River Walk   
 9:30 - 10:00 am Presentation of Grant Awards & Founders Awards  
 10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote: Epigenetic Biomarker Discovery: The “win-win” of Applications to Clinical Practice Theresa Swift-Scanlan PhD, RN, FAAN 
 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Expert Lectures - 6 Sessions  
 11:00-12:00 pm Counseling of Pharmacogenetic Tests When Patients' Results Include Secondary/Incidental Findings Christopher Farrell, PhD
 11:00-12:00 pm Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Omics Nursing Research Across the Continuum  Monica Wagner, PhD, RN & Maura McCall, PhD, MSN, RN
 11:00-12:00 pm Exploring DNA Methylation Age and Dynamics as Biomarkers for Psychoneurological Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors  GeeSu Yang, PhD, RN
 12:00 - 1:00 pm Multivariate Bayesian Approaches for Analyzing Correlated Phenotypes in Nursing Research  Lacey Heinsberg, PhD, RN
 12:00 - 1:00 pm All of Us Research Hub: An Overview of Genomic Data Opportunities for Nurse Scientists  Theresa Koleck, PhD, RN
 12:00 - 1:00 pm Social Isolation, Social Genomics, and Cognition in Older Adults Rebecca Koszalinski, PhD, RN, CRRN, FARN
 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Luncheon & Business Meeting

 2:30 - 4:30 pm Abstract Concurrent Sessions - 24 Abstracts   
 2:30 - 2:50 pm Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Healthcare Utilization, Patient Activation, and Intrafamilial Communication of Risk Among Females Tested for BRCA Variants: A Mixed Methods Study  Andrew Dwyer, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
 2:30 - 2:50 pm Identify an association between pain and lactation gene variants with exclusive breastfeeding determinants  Tumilara Aderibigbe, PhD, RN
 2:30 - 2:50 pm Nursing care in pediatric cancer genetics clinics: a scoping review  Andrew Grant, RN, MN
 2:30 - 2:50 pm Multi-omics Study on Associations Between Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Changes in Gut Microbiome  Komal Singh, PhD, RN
 2:50 - 3:10 pm Social Determinants of Inflammatory Markers Linking Depression and Type 2 Diabetes Among Women: A Scoping Review  Nicole Perez, PhD
 2:50 - 3:10 pm Molecular mechanisms that underlie shortness of breath in patients with cancer may be similar to those associated with other respiratory conditions  Joosun Shin, PhD
 2:50 - 3:10 pm Impact of a polygenic score for general cognition on cognition decline considering baseline cognition and lifestyle behaviors among diabetic older adults  Jie Chen, PhD 
 2:50 - 3:10 pm Perceived cancer risk among members of families with hereditary breast-ovarian cancer and Lynch syndrome from three countries  Efrat Dagan, RN, PhD, LGC
 3:10 - 3:30 pm The emotional states associated with reproductive decision-making in women with a BRCA Pathogenic Variant Elizabeth Skrovanek, PhD, RN
 3:10 - 3:30 pm RAP1GAP2 (Chr 17p13.3) is a GWAS-identified candidate gene for women’s IHD outcomes  Jennifer Dungan, PhD, MSN, RN
 3:10 - 3:30 pm Future directions for precision health approaches in the phenotyping of postpartum depression risk: Aggregated findings from a mixed method dissertation
Kayla Longoria, PhD, MA, RN
 3:10 - 3:30 pm The Effects of Adverse and Benevolent Childhood Experiences on Parenting: Moderation by Caregiver Genotype  Eileen Condon, PhD
 3:30 - 3:50 pm The contributions of international comparative analysis to genomics-informed nursing policy and infrastructure development in Canada  Sarah Dewell, PhD, MSc, RN
 3:30 - 3:50 pm Multiplexed Plasma Proteomic Profiling in Men and Women with Diagnosed Insomnia Disorder  Sara Mithani, PhD, RN
 3:30 - 3:50 pm To demonstrate mapping of genomic student learning outcomes, to national professional nursing organization standards and guidelines for prelicensure curricular development Jeffrey Willey, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
 3:30 - 3:50 pm You Can’t Play With Us: A Policy Analysis of Sex Verification Testing in Sport  Nico Osier, RN, BSN, PhD
 3:50 - 4:10 pm  Overcoming barriers to genetic care in the plain population Lori Arnold, RN
 3:50 - 4:10 pm The Relationship between Stress, Glucocorticoid receptors, and acetylation of the CRH gene during pregnancy  Marlene Brennen, DNP
 3:50 - 4:10 pm Review and revision of UK nursing competencies in genomics  Emma Tonkin, PhD, BSc (Hons)
 3:50 - 4:10 pm Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing Cases (and Conundrums) in the Community Heather Hannon, DNP ANP-BC OCN ACGN
 4:10 - 4:30 pm Assessing Readiness for Evidence-Based Cancer Genomic Nursing Care in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) Afia Sarpong, RN, BSN, MPH

 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Poster Session II (#12 - #17) 

Preliminary Evidence of Associations Between Shortness of Breath In Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery and Potassium Channel Gene Polymorphisms – Joosun Shin, RN, PhD

Reproductive Rights in Mothers with Transfusion-Dependent-Thalassemia: A Qualitative Study in West Java, Indonesia – Karolus Wangi, MS, BSN, RN

The association between cardiometabolic syndrome and telomere length variations in women – Jeni Page, MSN, ACNP-BC, BSN, CCRN, RNFA

The Comprehensive Outcomes for After Cancer Health Study (COACH; NCT05349227) is a multi-site trial exploring outcomes among individuals who have completed primary cancer therapy. – Debra Lynch Kelly, PhD

Information Management in Families with Inherited Conditions: An Integrative Review – Peter James Abad, RN, MS

Development of an online educational hub linking nursing knowledge and genomics – Sarah Dewell, PhD, MSc, RN

 5:00 pm Raffle  

Sunday, November 5, 2023

 7:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Sponsor Visits  
 8:45 - 9:00 am Announcements & Student Poster Winners   
 9:00 - 9:30 am Incoming President's Address Hudson Santos PhD, RN, FABMR, FAAN
 9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote: Accelerating Health Equity Focused Genetic and Genomic Research through the "All of Us Research Program Data Workbench" Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN 
 10:30 - 11:30 am Closing Keynote: Integrating Biobehavioral, Multi-Omic, and Translational Research to Promote Health Across the Lifespan Xiaomei Cong PhD, RN, FAAN
 11:30 am - 11:40 pm World Congress Concludes
 11:30 am Box Lunches and Refreshments  

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