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Thank you for joining us at the 2017 ISONG World Congress!  

Thank you to the Congress Planning Committee for their tireless efforts over the past year to bring to you the very best program possible. The attendee reviews are in - 

 “Overall it was outstanding”   “Excellent program!!!” 

“First-time attendee - loved this conference. Ranks as one of my most enjoyed conferences ever... Nice variety of topics and different points of view. ..”

“Before this conference I felt alone in genetics as the only NP working primarily in medical genetics across the large hospital system I'm part of. After the conference I feel like I've found a home in a community of incredible, passionate people, who share many of the same professional goals as myself. I truly feel empowered and invigorated to take what I've learned and the experiences I've had to impact my practice and future endeavors. I'm so excited to attend next year!”

“I found it to be very diverse which is appropriate for an International Society as well as a varied group of members involved in multiple levels of practice from Research to clinical practice... “

“Excellent conference. It was my first conference and I found everyone warm and welcoming. Especially liked that everyone was included in the business lunch on Saturday, it makes everyone feel part of the organization which is important.”

Thank you to ISONG, conference committee and speakers – OUTSTANDING

I found this conference to be extremely informative. My favorite aspect was how approachable everyone was. I felt like I had the ability to ask questions without being looked down upon.

“Fun and welcoming atmosphere of the conference. “  “Excellent - very informative.”

“I enjoyed all of the high level speakers and the international focus.”

“Great conference- knowledgeable and interesting presenters.”

“This conference has given a different perspective of genetics. ..Thanks for a wonderful conference and all the best. “

“The conference was incredibly well organized. The invited speakers were good and covered a broad area of interest to attendees.”

“This was one of your best…So was Dublin!!!! Still grinning over that one. Cead mille failte! : )”

The attendees enjoyed a welcome reception which provided the perfect setting to meet with old friends and an opportunity to meet new friends before the program started.

Dr. Maggie Kirk was honored with a signed photo memento to recognize her contributions to ISONG over the years as she embarks on a new journey in retirement.

There were lots of opportunities to network throughout the congress and some lucky attendees won some enviable items in the ever popular ISONG raffle! During the Awards Session we presented these prestigious awards:  

ISONG Founders Awards
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Research: Allison Amend Vorderstrasse, PhD, AACN, FAAN
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Education: Ann H. Maradiegue, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC,  FAANP
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Practice: Julia Eggert, PhD, GNP-BC, AGN-BC, AOCN, FAAN

ISONG President’s Awards
Discretionary award given by the ISONG president to a member for going over and above in service during the year was awarded to Lacey Wright Heinsberg.

ISONG Nursing Research Grant Awards
Lacey Wright Heinsberg for her research grant proposal entitled:  “Epigenetic Variation of the Iron Homeostasis Pathway in Patient Outcome Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage,” Sponsored by Duke University School of Nursing.

Michelle Wright for her research grant proposal entitled:  “Characterization of Allele Specific DNA Methylation of PABPN1,” Sponsored by Duquesne University School of Nursing 

Nancy Dubois for her research grant proposal entitled: “Identification of Health and 16S Microbiome Characteristics of Ideal Stool Donors for Fecal Mirobiota Transplantations,” Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Mitchell Knisely for his research grant proposal entitled: “Identification of Associations Between Inflammatory Pathway Candidate Genes and Health-Related Quality of Life in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease” Sponsored by the ISONG Research Initiatives Fund (Members support through donations.)

Congratulations to all of the award winners and thank you to all of the sponsors who contributed to support this educational event!

Click here to view the final 2017 ISONG Congress Program and join ISONG on Twitter and Facebook for photos from the Congress.

Please visit www.isong.org to connect with a committee chair and for other ISONG participation and educational opportunities.  

Thank you for your participation!

Please contact Linda Mason at ISONG Headquarters (linda@isong.org or +1 412-344-1414) if you have any questions.



2016 ISONG World Congress

It was a wonderful Congress in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. Thank you to the 2016 ISONG Congress Planning Committee for their tireless efforts over the past year to deliver an exciting educational opportunity. Also, thank you to everyone who attended, the speakers and to all of the sponsors who supported the Congress.

The attendees enjoyed a welcome reception including entertainment from a traditional Irish dancing and music group. This was the perfect setting to meet with old friends and an opportunity to meet new friends before the program started.

The opening session was an ideal opportunity to recognize Dr. Heather Skirton on all of her contributions to ISONG as she embarks on a new journey in retirement. Sandy Daack Hirsch read quotes from the many ISONG members who have been inspired by Dr. Skirton over the years.


The Congress reviews are in and the some of the feedback includes:  
" All of the speakers were excellent and presented information that was applicable and relevant to everyone regardless of experience or research interest.”
“Loved it, loved it, loved it. The location and facilities were fantastic. The content of the sessions covered a wide range of topics and interests. Well done!!”
“Great International Poster and International Session.”
“This was my first time attending an ISONG meeting. I was impressed with the speaking and especially with the networking.”
“Each topic was of interest to me, if for no other reason than it is fascinating to see how people who work in disciplines across the world are putting G & G knowledge together. It is all a giant patchwork quilt, presently, but will develop into a conceptual whole for generations to come. Wow! : )”
“Hospitality was exceptional.”
“Very thought provoking questions were answered by most of the speakers.”
“Superb program, beautiful location and venue, very conducive to discussions and networking.”

Thank you to the ANCC for their generous support, Duke University and Duquesne University for sponsoring the Research Grants, Clemson University (they brought the most students!) for their continued support and to all of the sponsors who contributed to support this educational event!

There were lots of opportunities to network throughout the congress and some lucky attendees won some enviable items in the ever popular ISONG raffle! During the Awards Session we presented these prestigious awards:  

Founders Awards
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Education – Linda Ward
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Practice -Tammy McKamie
Excellence in Genomic Nursing Research – Laurie Badzek

President’s Awards
This is a discretionary award given by the president to ISONG members for going over and above in service during that year - Tina Mladenka and Kim Subasic

ISONG Nursing Research Grant Awards

Thomas Julian for his research grant proposal entitled: "A BioBehavioral Model of Serotonin Genetics Impulsivity and Opioid Addiction
Fay Wright for her research grant proposal entitled: Daily Diurnal Fatigue Variability and its Association with Genetic Expression of Inflammosome Pathways a Pilot Study

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Also, we must once again thank the Congress Committee for their incredible efforts on this event!

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