Friday, February 17, 2012
by: Esther Bergdahl
About 40 nurses, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, medical professionals and interested lay people joined the Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem this past Wednesday for a CNE-granting presentation about storytelling, family health history and how to use genetics in practice.
All in the Family: Using Family Health History to Identify and Support Women at Risk for Hereditary Cancer was a great success overall, thanks to moving and informative presentations from writer, editor and professor Amy Boesky (author of What We Have: One Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss and Survival) and Dr. Peter Hulick, a medical geneticist who is interim director of the NorthShore HealthSystem Center for Medical Genetics and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.
Below you can find and download Dr. Hulick's presentation in its entirety.
Special thanks also go out to Scott Weissman, MS, LGC, for his work running and organizing the program.
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