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The Congress committee is working hard to bring you the very best program possible keeping with the mission of ISONG to foster scientific discovery and professional growth in nursing and human genetics and genomics worldwide. 

Click here for the Program. 

Click here for the Abstracts and Posters.

The focus of the 2018 ISONG World Congress is "Building Connections to Genomic Health" . Presentations by Keynote, Plenary, Invited speakers and abstract presentations will be selected to meet the following program objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for developing connections between patients, educators, researchers and practitioners to improve the genomic health of populations.
  • Identify useful online genomic tools for education, research and clinical care.
  • Understand the role that human genomic diversity plays in health research and clinical practice.
  • Identify the unique contribution of nursing in connecting patients, providers, researchers and educators to improve and sustain genomic health.

    We couldn’t have our meeting without the support of our Congress sponsors. Thank you again for your participation. 


    Deborah Tamura, MS, RN
    Congress Co-chair

    Michael Groves, PhD, RN, CNE
    Congress Co-chair

    Attendees share their thoughts on what the ISONG Congress means to them:

    "ISONG is such a wonderful place to network with nurse experts in genomics!  I have made contacts that have opened my mind to different ways of thinking - and opened doors to wonderful opportunities. This is THE conference to be at if you want to know what is happening in nursing genomic practice and research! 

    This year is so important - we need to have a research voice for genomics, for research, and for women's and children's issues that are part of our practice foundation."

    Kathi Huddleston 

    "ISONG Congress provides the opportunity to network and meet with both national and international colleagues.  It almost seems like a "family reunion" as we have this once a year opportunity to get to see and talk to each other and catch up on professional and personal life."

    Sylvia Estrada 

    "I have never been to an ISONG Congress but have worked in genetics for 3 years. I wanted to get involved as a member and joined the education committee which introduced me to other members. I am looking forward to meeting and networking with those who have worked with during the continuing education process. I'm also looking forward to some great learning opportunities on topics that are not in my area of genetics."

    Stephanie Nikbakht

              "I have been a member of ISONG for many years and enjoy the networking that occurs at the yearly ISONG Congress,                        particularly since we can see what our colleagues are doing nationally and internationally.  Along with the
               networking is that the ISONG Congress is held outside of the country, the last ISONG Congress that was held overseas
                was the meeting in Dublin, Ireland and was fun to see our international colleagues.  

               Dennis J. Cheek  

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