14-Apr-2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: Psychosocial and Behavioral Implications

April 14, 2015
  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Featured Speaker: Dr. Kathy Watkins, Director, Centre for Nursing Studies

To present findings of research which focused on the psychosocial and behavioral implications of genetic testing for and living in families with a confirmed presence of hereditary cancer. Clinical implications of the findings for health care providers and the health care system will also be discussed.

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Dr. Kathy Watkins is the Director of the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS), the largest nursing school in Newfoundland and Labrador. She holds Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) from Memorial University. She is also a Professional Associate in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University where her primary responsibility is research on hereditary colorectal cancer. Dr. Watkins has nearly 25 years experience in nursing education having taught at the diploma, baccalaureate and masters levels. Prior to becoming the Director in 2014, she was the Associate Director for the Non-Degree Programs at the CNS and was a long-time faculty member before assuming roles in administration.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.