Connect with us at #NSGC17

Invitae supports genetic counselors at NSGC and beyond

You're Invited

From learning to mingling, we're excited to host you and your peers during the NSGC conference!

Breakfast symposium

Population testing: Bringing genetics to mainstream medicine

Peter Hulick, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Jillian Huang, MS, CGC, UT Southwestern Medical Center
1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 7:45 am
Location: Short North Ballroom A, Greater Columbus Convention Center

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GC appreciation night

Beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks!
Meet our newest additions to the Invitae team, CancerGene Connect and Good Start Genetics.
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Location: Barley's Brewing Company Ale House, across from the Convention Center

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Code Talker Award

With this year’s AEC comes the culmination of the second annual Code Talker Award, presented by Genome magazine and the National Society of Genetic Counselors and sponsored by Invitae. Join us in celebrating the winner and finalists with drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Friday evening!

Code Talker Reception

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Short North Ballroom A, Greater Columbus Convention Center

Not registered yet for the Code Talker Reception? Email

Scientific Presence

Wednesday, September 13

Navigating variant interpretation in cardiovascular genetics: Current challenges, gene-specific considerations and efforts toward standardization
Emily James, MS, LCGC, Invitae, et al
Pre-conference symposium
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Using characteristics of industry genetic counselors to inform ongoing workforce discussions
Chris Tan, MS, LCGC, Invitae
Poster A-1 (Group A)
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Utilization and findings of a rapid turnaround lab process for hereditary breast cancer
Kimberly King-Spohn, MS CGC, WellStar Center for Genetics and Cancer Screening Services
Poster A-25 (Group A)
5:15 - 6:30 pm

The paperwork matters! The importance of clinical phenotype information in variant interpretation
Michael J. Anderson, PhD, Invitae
Poster A-82 (Group A)
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Developing genetic education to improve postmortem genetics - the NSGC Postmortem Working Group (PMWG) Collaborative Experience
Heather MacLeod, MS, CGC, Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Registry
Poster A-115 (Group A)
5:15 - 6:30 pm

The impact of preconception AGG interruption testing on fragile X syndrome carriers in the fertility setting
Julia Wilkinson, MS, LCGC, Good Start Genetics
Poster A-136 (Group A)
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 14

Population testing: Bringing genetics to mainstream medicine
Peter Hulick, MD, MMSc, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Jillian Huang, MS, CGC, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Breakfast symposium
7:00 - 7:45 am

Bioinformatics for genetic counselors 3.0: New methods in clinical use
Andrea Forman, MS, LCGC, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Eric W. Klee, PhD, Mayo Clinic; Stephen E. Lincoln, Invitae; Erica Ramos, MS, Illumina
Educational breakout session
1:30 - 3:00 pm

A retrospective analysis of preliminary results from a medically actionable genetic screening panel for healthy individuals
Eden Haverfield, PhD, FACMG, Invitae
Poster B-53 (Group B)
5:45 - 7:00 pm

Agreement and disagreement among variant classification in ClinVar: Critical factors clinicians should know
Stephen E. Lincoln, Invitae
Poster B-104 (Group B)
5:45 - 7:00 pm

Friday, September 15

High-depth multi-gene panel analysis with integrated sequence and copy number detection is a useful first-tier test with a high diagnostic yield and broad mutation spectrum detection in childhood epilepsy
Darlene Riethmaier, MS, CGC, Invitae
Platform presentation
12:15 - 12:30 pm

Addition of a remote  genetic counselor to the breast specialist’s team improves clinical decision-making
Erin O'Leary, MS, CGC, Invitae
Platform presentation
3:45 - 4:00 pm

Next-generation sequencing and a novel bioinformatic approach identifies copy number variation in ion channel genes in a clinical laboratory
Emily James, MS, LCGC, Invitae
Poster C-114 (Group C)
1:15 - 2:30 pm

Counseling healthy individuals for preventive genetic screening: A case report
Sienna Aguilar, MS, CGC, Invitae
Poster C-129 (Group C)
1:15 - 2:30 pm

Identification of balanced translocation carriers through routine preimplantation genetic screening
Dana K. Neitzel, MS, CGC, Good Start Genetics
Poster C-204 (Group C)
1:15 - 2:30 pm

Diagnostic yield for neurological and neuromuscular disorders testing with high-depth multi-gene panel analysis with integrated sequence and copy number detection
Darlene Riethmaier, MS, CGC, Invitae
Poster C-288 (Group C)
1:15 - 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 16

Following somatic tumor testing with germline analysis: Considerations for genetic counseling practice
Amie Blanco, MS, CGC, UCSF
Platform presentation
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Targeted cascade testing: Are we missing the forest for the trees?
Scott Michalski, MS, LCGC, Invitae
Platform presentation
12:00 - 12:15 pm

Beyond BRCA: Germline genetic testing in prostate cancer, do we need disease-specific guidelines
Ian Wilson, PhD, FACMG, Invitae
Platform presentation
12:30 - 12:45 pm

What's going on at our booth?

Learn about the resources and support Invitae is developing for the GC community as well as how we are making high-quality genetic testing accessible and affordable in oncology, cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, rare diseases, and reproductive health.

To help keep your energy up throughout the week, stop by booth #301 for a pick-me-up!

  • Coffee
  • Refreshments
  • Fresh-baked cookies & milk
  • DIY trail mix station

Don't miss the photo booth!

Bring a colleague, friend, or even your favorite Invitae regional manager to our photo booth and take your AEC memories home! It’s located right across from Invitae in booth #300.

New at Invitae

We are launching some exciting new enhancements to our product offering. Come chat with us to see what this news means for your clinical practice.

Invitae is excited to announce that we now offer CancerGene Connect, one of the most efficient, end-to-end platforms for collecting and managing genetic family histories, now available to clinicians at no charge.

CancerGene Connect will be at booth #222.

We will be joining forces with Good Start Genetics to offer carrier screening and pre-implantation genetic screening to expand our robust offering into reproductive health. 

Good Start Genetics will be at booth #613.

We will also be joining forces with CombiMatrix* to employ the latest in technological advancements to provide in-depth answers to complex health questions in prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage analysis, and pediatric developmental disorders.

CombiMatrix will be at booth #438.

*CombiMatrix is a proposed acquisition, several conditions must be met including approval by CombiMatrix stockholders at a public company stockholders meeting and the successful completion of an exchange offer for publicly traded CombiMatrix warrants. It is possible CombiMatrix will not become part of Invitae’s business.