Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) Amyloidosis: Disease Education and Patient Resources (遺伝性TTRアミロイドーシス)

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JASGA invites a certified genetic counselor, Teresa Blake, MS, LCGC at Alnylam, to hold an educational session entitled “Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) Amyloidosis: Disease Education and Patient Resources” at North Village Austin public library on Friday, April 27, 2018 at noon 12 - 1:00pm.

Her division at Alnylam is a group of nurses and genetic counselors who work in educating the public on a rare, inherited condition known as hereditary amyloidosis (遺伝性TTRアミロイドーシス(hATTR).  Individuals with ancestry from Japan, Portugal, and other countries are at a higher risk for this condition.  While hereditary Amyloidosis can be found in all populations, there is a higher incidence in individuals with Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, Irish, and West African ancestry.  

During the presentation she will cover:
 
* What is Amyloidosis 
* How Amyloidosis develops
* Genetics of hereditary amyloidosis
* Other resources available including genetic counseling and testing resources
 
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About Teresa Blake:
Teresa Balke is a Patient Education Liaison-Southeast working at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals  After obtaining a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from UNC Greensboro, she had the honor of working with patients and families for over 12 years. she worked with the TN Newborn screening program, high risk pregnancies, as well as adults with cancer, neurological conditions, and other rare genetic conditions. She also spent about 3 years working with a genetic laboratory to bring testing to doctors and patients.
 
Please join us the educational presentation in the meeting room at North Village Branch, Austin public library on Friday,  April 27, 2018 from 11:45am -1:00pm.

RSVP is appreciated.

This event is open to the public and Free  Refreshment is provided.

 

 

April 27th, 2018 12:00 PM   through   1:15 PM
2505 Steck Ave.
North Village Branch - Austin Public Library
Austin, TX 78757
United States
Phone: 512-656-4731
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