Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing
Nicole Osier, PhD, RN
The purpose of this webinar is to provide the learner with fundamental information regarding the rapidly growing field of direct to consumer testing. The goal is to provide learners with a strong foundation as well as resources to find additional reputable information. Topics for discussion include: (1) what direct to consumer genetic testing is and why it has become so popular; (2) applications of direct to consumer testing and the type of information they can provide; (3) how the testing works; (4) the strengths and limitations of direct-to-consumer testing; (5) factors that can impact results; (6) implications of direct-to-consumer testing on health care. Case studies from several clinical settings will be provided.
Who Should Attend?
Clinicians who have patients who have or may come to them with direct to consumer genetic testing results
- Anyone who has pursued or is considering direct to consumer genetic testing
- Anyone who is interested in genetic testing for ancestry
Objectives - After this presentation attendees will know/learn:
- Interpret direct to consumer genetic testing results in light of relevant personal and
- Understand the strengths and limitations of direct to consumer ancestry tests.
- Evaluate the real or potential ethical, legal, social, and financial implications of direct to consumer testing.
Dr. Osier is an Assistant Professor and new addition to the University of Texas at Austin faculty. She holds joint appointments in the School of Nursing (Division of Holistic Adult Health) and Dell Medical School (Department of Neurology). Dr. Osier also serves as the Director of the Biobehavioral Core of St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR). Dr. Osier’s training background includes dual bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University (in Nutritional Science and Nursing), a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh (in Nursing with an emphasis on Molecular Genomics), and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (in Nursing with an emphasis on Protein Quantification).
To-date, Dr. Osier’s program of research has centered on using both pre-clinical and clinical research to promote understanding the molecular and genomic underpinnings of health, disease, and injury recovery. Her current research focuses on understanding the pathology associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her ultimate goal is to harness this information to predict individuals at highest risk for poor outcomes and ultimately to inform precision care initiatives. Dr. Osier teaches Genetics in Health Care to undergraduate students, where she strives to incorporate innovative experiential learning methods.
ISONG and ANA-NY are collaborating to provide this learning activity. Nurse participants completing the activity and the evaluation tool will receive one (1) continuing nursing education contact hour. The Northeast Multi-State Division is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
$10.00 for ISONG Members
$15.00 for Non-Members
Thank you to our sponsor:
23andMe resources for clinicians:
· 23andMe’s website for clinicians: view sample genetic reports, webinars and FAQs
· 23andMe’s Ancestry Composition reportFor questions, contact medical@23andMe.com