Speaker Profile

M.S., Director and Head of Clinical & Business Development, Geisinger National Precision Health

Erica Ramos develops and implements strategic partnerships and ventures to extend the Geisinger MyCode model on the national scene and accelerate the transition from research to clinical programs, both at Geisinger and beyond. She is also the 2018 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the leading professional organization for genetic counselors more than 3500 members strong. Prior to joining Geisinger, Ms. Ramos spent 11 years in patient care, ranging from prenatal to cancer and adult, then joined Illumina’s Clinical Services Laboratory in 2012, where she managed the clinical group that implemented interpretation and reporting processes for clinical whole genome sequencing (cWGS). As an Associate Director of Market Development at Illumina, she then focused on advancing the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care, with a focus on predictive genomics and population health. She also tweets from @ERamosSD about genomics and genetic counseling, music, travel and other interests.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: As genetic and genomic testing becomes more routine, access to genetic counseling is imperative to ensure proper understanding of test results. We will discuss the future of genetic counseling and testing given the current genetics workforce shortage and the opportunities to transform the field and reach more patients with technology.

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