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SGI 20th Anniversary Symposium

June 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (ET)

via Videocast

SGI 20th Anniversary Symposium

*Registration for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) has closed.  

On June 22 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. ET, NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) will hold a virtual symposium to mark a milestone anniversary — celebrating 20 years of its Summer Genetics Institute (SGI). Please join us to examine how omics methodologies are improving symptom measurement and characterization. We will explore how this research is guiding approaches to biobehavioral interventional methods. 


  • Address how omics methodology has advanced symptom science research.
  • Define approaches to developing biobehavioral interventions that modify symptoms.
  • Feature interdisciplinary and innovative research that has impacted nursing research and practice.

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Symposium Agenda

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Introduction
Dr. Tara Schwetz

Acting Director, National Institute of Nursing Research
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM Opening Remarks
Dr. Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health
12:20 PM – 1:20 PM Keynote
Dr. Christine Miaskowski

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, University of California San Francisco
Using Omics to Understand Oncology Patients’ Symptom Experiences 
1:20 PM – 2:20 PM Speaker
Dr. Yvette Conley

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, University of Pittsburgh
Using Omics to Understand Patient Outcomes after Neurological Injury
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Speaker
Dr. Angela Starkweather

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Connecticut 
Genomics of the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM Moderator and Closing Remarks
Dr. Terri Armstrong

Acting Scientific Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

About SGI:

The SGI provides nurse scientists with a foundation in molecular genetics appropriate for use in research and clinical practice. Nearly 450 SGI graduates are making a difference in communities across the country — building programs of nursing research in genetics, disseminating the results of genetics-related research in peer-reviewed scientific publications and at scientific conferences, and integrating genetics content in nursing school curricula and nursing practice.

To request reasonable accommodations, please contact at least five days before the event. Real-time captioning will be available via videocast by pressing the CC icon on the video player.