2022 Wisconsin Genetics Exchange - In-Person and Virtual

Madison, WI US
September 30, 2022

In-Person and Virtual Live Conference 

Program Description

The Wisconsin Genetics Exchange is an annual statewide educational conference primarily intended for genetics and allied healthcare professionals. The purpose of the Wisconsin Genetics Exchange is to provide participants with an opportunity for statewide collaboration and continued professional development. Sharing of knowledge and practices is an important way of increasing the competency of practitioners in Wisconsin.

This year's theme is "State of the State in Wisconsin Medical Genetics” and will include presentations on the WI Newborn Screening Program updates and challenges, and results of a statewide needs assessment

NSGC Category 1 CEU credit application is pending. Additional healthcare credit types are not being offered this year. UW CEU credit is available. Genetic counselors must complete the evaluation by October 21, 2022 to receive NSGC Category 1 CEU credit.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, fellows/residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, genetic counselors, geneticists, lab technicians, and other allied health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the healthcare team will be able to:

  • Describe statewide medical genetic service needs and resources
  • Describe current issues facing the WI Newborn Screening program
  • Identify collaborative participation opportunities to address statewide medical genetics needs

Financial Support

Funding for this conference is provided by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Title V Services Block Grant, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Service Administration, and US Department of Health and Human Services. MCH programs support advances important to serving children with disabilities.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/30/2022 - 9:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2022 - 11:45am CDT

Agenda and Learning Objectives


Registration and Virtual Conference Opens
(Coffee and light breakfast provided)


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD


Wisconsin Newborn Screening and Follow-up Program (0.092 CEU)
Bob Steiner, MD, Emily Singh MS, CGC and Lisa Obernolte MS, RD, CD

  • Describe components and status of the Wisconsin NBS Program
  • Identify challenges in providing diagnostic & follow up services, including special formulas
  • Identify opportunities for maintaining quality services




Wisconsin Leaders in Rare and Undiagnosed Disease (0.033 CEU)
Donald Basel, MD & Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD

  • Describe two Wisconsin programs designated to advance discovery in rare and undiagnosed disease
  • Describe unique features of each Wisconsin center


Project Stone Soup – An Approach to Combining Knowledge and Resources to Address Genetics Service Needs (0.025 CEU)
Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

  • Identify WI medical genetics service needs and resources as identified in a Needs Assessment survey
  • Discuss next steps to engage with WI medical genetic stakeholders to address the needs


Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave
Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
Madison, WI 53705
United States



Lot 76, 2501 University Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53705, is the closest public parking ramp and is about a 10-minute walk from the Waisman Center. A live count of visitor parking in campus gated lots is displayed on the visitor parking availability page. The cost of parking is:

  • $0.80 per 30 min - first 3 hours
  • $0.80 per hour thereafter
  • $12 daily maximum


Access to the conference webinar will be sent to you prior to the conference, and will also be available through the conference course page.


Planning Committee

Mei Baker, MD

April Hall, PhD, MS, CGC

Anne Bradford-Harris, PhD, MPH, RD

Mary Marcus, MS, RDN, CSP

Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC


Donald Basel, MD

Stephen Meyn, MD

Lisa Obernolte, MS, RD

Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD

Emily Singh, MS, CGC

Robert Steiner, MD

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

Discloser List CME Internal Report



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .15 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.5 hours.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Category 1 CEU Credit

An application for 0.15 Category 1 CEU has been submitted to NSGC for this activity. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accept CEUs for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


Please login or register to take this course.

Price includes minimal processing fee.

Registration Deadline: September 16, 2022

Registration is required for all participants. 

After completing the checkout process, you will receive an enrollment confirmation message.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. There are no refunds.

Questions about Registration

Email help@icep.wisc.edu

Program Changes

Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes, or cancellation. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserves the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification. Should the event be cancelled, participants will be refunded in full.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify Sara Zoran at zoran@wisc.edu.

For Further Information

Requests for further information should be directed to Sara Zoran at zoran@wisc.edu or 608-262-0182.