Clinical Genetics Advanced Practice Provider Conference

Milwaukee, WI US
September 29, 2021 to October 1, 2021

Geneticists are in great demand across the country. In 2018 only 28% (11 of 40) of Medical Genetics Fellowship programs were filled. In addition, of the 56 genetics positions available, only 23 were filled (41%) [NRMP data]. The gap between supply and demand is only widening. MCW filled our need by utilizing the Nurse Practitioner’s (NP) clinical expertise and integrated them into Genetics. However, Genetics training is not embedded into standard graduate nursing programs. Currently, nothing exists to train the novice Genetics advance practice provider (APP) and provide continuing education that is relevant to the APP.

The biggest barrier to change in practice is the lack of existing education there is for the nurse practitioner working in clinical genetics. This conference would provide the APP with relevant education for their practice. Many genetics APPs work autonomously with minimal physician oversight as these Geneticists are often involved in research or may be working part time. Many APPs feel a barrier to additional Genetics support and networking with other APPs. One of the goals of the Clinical Genetics Advance Practice Provider Conference, is to provide a panel discussion of APPs from across the country and to also offer networking opportunities for further collaboration and dialogue.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Advance Practice Providers currently working in clinical genetics.

Learning Objectives

  • The APP will know the difference between all types of genetic testing including karyotype, microarray, gene sequencing, whole exome and genome sequencing, and will feel comfortable using online database resources.
  • For the more advanced APP in Genetics, impactful teachings in the areas of genomics, dysmorphology, and gene therapy will offer greater knowledge into these hot topic areas and the research being done.
  • Using four-five APPs from across the country, our panel will provide discussion in areas of professionalism, best-practices, the utilization of APPs from one clinic to another, and needs of the clinical APP in Genetics.
  • Breakout sessions will offer APPs the opportunity for interactive involvement in treatment options for metabolic diseases, the role of the APP in clinical trials, and using online tools as resources for creating differential diagnoses. 
Additional information


Stephanie J. Offord, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AGN-BC
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-3347
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 16.50 NP Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/01/2021 - 12:00pm CDT

Agenda Subject to Change


7 - 8 Breakfast

800 - 820 Welcome and Survey Results

820-920 Genetics 101 - Wesley Patterson, PA

920-1020 Keynote – AI in Genetics – Dr. Mike Muriello

1020-1040 Break and Exhibitors

1040-1140 Dysmorphology Pearls of common syndromes – Dr. Donald Basel

1140-1245 Lunch

1245-145 Movement Disorders – Dr. Tariff Bakdash

145-245 Gene Therapy – Dr. Jeff Medin

245-305 Break and Exhibitors

305-405 APP Panel

410-545 Poster Presentation CEU 



7-8 Breakfast

8-810 Announcements

810-910 Metabolic 101 – Lab interpretation/Patterns – Dr. Greg Rice

910-1010 LSD/MPS – Bobbie Salveson, APP 

1010-1030 Break and Exhibitors

1030-1130 Mito Disease – Supplements/Treatment - Dr. Mike Muriello

1130-1230 Lunch

1230-130 Ethics in Genetics – Dr. Steven Leuthner

130-230 Epigenetics and Episign - Dr. Matt Tedder 

230-250 Break and Exhibitors

250-335 Breakout #1 (Tx of LDS vs Role of APP in clinical trials)

340-430 Breakout #2 (Tx of PKU vs Using Tools to Create DD)



7-8 Breakfast

8-815 Announcements

815-915 Skeletal Dysplasias – Dr. Donald Basel

915-1025 Ocular Genetics – Linda Reis, MS, CGC

1025-1045 Break

1045-1145 Direct to Consumer Testing - Caroline Kielczewski, MS, CGC and Emily Singh, MS, CGC

1145-1200 Close

Kimpton: The Journeyman
310 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

The conference will be held at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel.

A block of rooms have been reserved for $179/night (plus taxes and fees).

Upon registration we will send you a link with code to make a reservation.

The Journeyman is a boutique hotel located in the historic Third Ward. Just south of downtown Milwaukee, the Third Ward is known for locally owned restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques all in a historic warehouse setting. The neighborhood is home to the award-winning Third Ward Riverwalk and the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Public Market.

Reservations: (888) 536-9008 Hotel: (414) 291-3970 Fax: (414) 291-3972

Tarif Bakdash, MD
Pediatric Neurology
Beaumont Hospital
Donald Basel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief: Division of Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Children’s Wisconsin
Caroline Kielczewski, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Steven R. Leuthner, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD
MACC Fund Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michael Muriello, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wesley G. Patterson, PhD(c ), MSPA, PA-C
Genetics Physician Associate
Greenwood Genetics Center
Linda Reis, MS, CGC
Program Manager
Medical College of Wisconsin
Gregory M. Rice, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Roberta Salveson, PhD, ARNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Mary Bridge Children’s
Multicare Health System
Emily Singh, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Matthew Tedder, PhD 
Staff Scientist
Greenwood Genetics Center
These persons have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • Stephanie Offord
  • Gina Lewis
  • Linda M Reis
  • Wesley G. Patterson, PA-C
  • Donald Basel
  • Steven R Leuthner
  • Bethany Autry Robinette
  • Tarif Bakdash
  • Sarah Viall
  • Greg Rice
  • Brittany Hoyle
  • Tessa Gonzalez
  • Caroline Kielczewski
  • Michael Muriello
  • Allison Bannick
  • Matthew Tedder
  • Lauren Hitchins

The following relevant financial relationships have been identified and resolved:

Emily SinghBaxter HealthcareResearch
Roberta Salveson

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

BioMarin Pharmaceuticals


Leah Wessenberg



Jeffrey A. MedinAvrobio, IncSpeaker

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 16.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioner:
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for up to 16.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Available Credit

  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 16.50 NP Contact Hours


There are no more spaces available for this course.

This conference is intended for APPs who are currently working in clinical genetics. If you are unsure if this conference is appropriate for you, please contact

Registration Fee = $250.00

(Previous conference fee was $350. We recognize that many people may have funding constraints this year and we want to try our best to make this as accessible as possible).

  • Please note! The billing address entered upon checkout must match the billing address on the credit card you will be using to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

Refund Policy: 
Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email. All cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable processing fee of 10% of all registration fees paid and must be received by 4:30 pm Central Time on Friday August 15, 2021 to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellation notices should be sent to Allow 4-6 weeks processing time. We are unable to change names or substitute one individual for another currently registered. Scientific meeting registrations CANNOT be transferred to another person. No exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact