Ask a Genetic Counselor Forum


As a healthcare professional, you are already aware that the information collected from genetic testing can significantly improve the quality of care and increase the personalization of treatment you provide your patients. The future of genetic testing is now, but how do you sort through the science, the terminology and the insights to better understand how genetics and genetic testing not only impacts your patients but also your practice?

Join your LUGPA colleagues for our Ask a Genetic Counselor Forum, where a Certified Genetic Counselor will provide education and answer the questions you have. Discuss challenges, opportunities and controversies related to testing and the impact it can have on ordering physicians, patients and their families.  


Tuesday, November 2, 2021; 5pm ET 
Sharing Best Practices –
From Identifying Patients to Protocol Integration

In this final program of the year, you will be able to:

  1. Identify patients appropriate for genetic testing based on current societal guidelines
  2. Understand the benefits of establishing genetic testing protocols that include:
    1. Providing a higher quality of care to patients
    2. Improving efficiency by moving the burden of process of care, off of the physician to other members of the care team
    3. Improving consistency of practice between different providers
  3. Take the next steps in implementing a protocol that fits the need of your practice





Originally presented in April 2021: How Genetics Test Results Change Prostate Cancer Management (Available On Demand here

Originally presented in June 2021:  Germline and Somatic Testing: When and How to Utilize Results (Available On Demand here

Originally presented in September 2021: Patient Privacy, Informed Consent, and Liability.   (Available On Demand here



Rob Finch is a Certified Genetic Counselor.  He graduated with a Masters Degree in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2001.  Rob worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from May 2001 to September 2003, where he led the Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry, as well as provided risk assessment and genetic testing to patients through the Clinical Genetics Service.  In September 2003, Rob joined the Myriad Genetics Team, where he has served as a Regional Medical Specialist and Institutional Account Executive for the Oncology Division and currently serves as a Medical Science Liaison for the Urology Division. Rob works to educate and provide clinical support to healthcare providers who treat prostate cancer for Myriad’s myRisk, BRACAnalysis CDx, and Prolaris.


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