Genetics and Genomics Committee



Jennifer Aversano

Monica Dean
Director, Patient Navigation Program Development
Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

The mission of the Genetics and Genomics Committee is to empower and engage oncology nurses and patient navigators to play a role in linking patients and personalized medicine, with the ultimate goal of increasing access to genetic information for the purpose of shared decision-making.


  • General session presentations at Midyear and Annual conferences
  • Presented a joint AONN+/National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) webinar
  • Committee members co-authored an article for JONS
  • Initiated program development for the BRIDGE Program: Building Relationships in Developing Genetic/Genomic Education


  • Collaborate with the other AONN+ committees
  • Host preconference symposium on genetics/genomics at the 2020 Annual Conference in New Orleans
  • Present at least one more joint AONN+/NSGC webinar
  • Collaborate with nursing leaders and industry partners to further develop the BRIDGE program
  • Publish at least one article in JONS

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