Conference Overview

The US Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) program is pleased to present a three-day advanced course for providers seeking to maintain depth and breadth of knowledge to integrate genetics and genomics into clinical oncology practice. ​

Attendees are typically medical professionals in cancer care and/or genetics– oncologists and other specialists, advanced practice providers, genetic counselors, nurses, and others. Those new to genetics are encouraged to consider attending the pre-conference boot camp.*​

*Again this year! Genetics Boot Camp, October 4th – 5th. Ideal for newly affiliated providers planning to begin a GREAT program or people new to hereditary cancer risk evaluation and testing– *Limited to first 70 registrants.​

Conference Highlights

Main Conference Highlights

  • Practical and relevant clinical updates​
  • Recent advances in genetics, genomics, and precision medicine
  • The expanding role and overlap of somatic and germline genetics in cancer care​
  • Unusual and challenging cases​
  • Societal implications of broadly available genetic testing: access, inclusion, equity, privacy, and fraud.​

Boot Camp aims to equip people new to cancer genetics to prepare for clinical encounters and establish a foundation for future knowledge acquisition.

Objectives include:

  • Establish baseline knowledge about germline cancer genetics
  • Acquire pedigree construction skills
  • Learn to read and interpret genetic test results
  • Gain practical clinical information about
    • BRCA and breast cancer genetic risk evaluation
    • Lynch syndrome, polyposis and colon cancer risk evaluation
    • Examine elements of genetic counseling