Medical Genetics 2018

  • 03/17/2018
  • 13:00 - 17:00
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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  • Regular fee for non member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member
  • Registration code is reserved for the hosting hospital to show appreciation for providing the venue.

Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.
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NOTIS Community Interpreters Division and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present

Medical Genetics 2018

Interpreters now find themselves discussing genetics in many different settings: pre-natal appointments, discussions about options for cancer care, risk assessments related to early-onset Alzheimers, and many other areas of health care. With the ability to rapidly and inexpensively test a patient’s genome for specific genes, doctors are using genetic ​ information​ to guide them in ​personalized medicine for ​prevention, early detection, diagnosing, treating, and counseling many of their patients.

This 4-hour class for medical interpreters will cover:

  • ​​A brief ​genetic terminology review
  • Genetic counseling patient case scenarios 
  • ​Detailed ​examples on how g​enomics / genetic testing ​is ​increasingly ​incorporated into medical practice​ as part of personalized medicine​

Bring a pen and some paper to participate in the class activities. If you have a medical dictionary for your own language, bring that as well. We will build a mini-glossary of important terms.
NOTIS offers a repeat of the class on Medical Genetics which Mercy Laurino presented in 2017.

Mercy Laurino, PhD is a certified and licensed genetic counselor. ​She received her MS degree in genetic counseling in 2003 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her PhD in Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington. ​Since 2009, she has collaborated with medical geneticists in the Philippines to successfully launch the master’s degree program in genetic counseling at the University of the Philippines Manila in 2011. Dr. Laurino is founding president of the Professional Society of Genetic Counselors in Asia, committed to partnering with local health care providers in developing countries to establish their own genetic counseling programs. She currently resides in Seattle and manages the Cancer Prevention Programs, Living Tobacco-Free and Genetic Counseling services at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

For more info: Seattle Channel Interview with Mercy Laurino

When?  Saturday, March 17, 2018   1-5 P.M.
Check-in at 12:30 p.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 to sign in.
Class from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where?  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98109 

Cost?  $40      NOTIS members
$60      Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).    

Registration?   (before midnight on March 13th, 2018)
Click on Medical Genetics 2018 to register.
After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. No registration will be accepted at the door.
Mail in registration is not available. Online registration only.
If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.  Registration will be limited to the first 42 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after March 13.  A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before March 13.  

Directions?  Directions to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance can be found at
Parking is available on the street using pay-stations, and in the garage for a fee. There is no free parking for this event.

In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, NO  refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks.

CE credits?  Four (4) continuing education credits are approved from the Washington AOC, from the ATA, from the Washington State DSHS. 3.75 instructional hours have approved by the CCHI.
ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Linda Golley at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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