Cardiovascular Genetics: An Overview
Presented by: Lisa Shah, RN, MSN
Lisa Shah is a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa with a focus on family management of inherited cardiovascular disorders. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from Iowa State University and earned her BSN from Creighton University in 2005. She earned her MSN from The University of Iowa in 2014. Prior to focusing on research, Lisa practiced at the bedside in a cardiovascular surgery progressive care unit at Mayo Clinic caring for adults and children with common and rare cardiovascular conditions. Her research interests include how people develop risk perceptions for complex diseases, how families communicate genetic risk information, and cardiovascular genetics. She attended the National Institute of Health Summer Genetics Institute in 2014 and is a recipient of an F31 Pre-Doctoral Individual Training Grant from the NIH.
Cardiovascular Genetics: An Overview is the first in series of webinars developed to increase awareness of genetics and cardiovascular disease. This series kicks off during American Heart Month by reviewing how genetics plays a role in inherited and common cardiac diseases and presenting best practices for risk assessment through targeted family history approaches and identification of clinical red flags in the assessment so that RN providers can appropriately screen, refer, education, and manage care within their scope of practice.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar is useful for the practicing nurse at all levels, nursing students, researchers and policy makers who need a refresher on basic cardiovascular physiology and genetics.
1. Discuss the role of genetics in various cardiovascular diseases.
2. Describe genetic risk factors and family history red flags for major cardiovascular disorders.
$25.00 for ISONG Members
$50.00 for Non-members
This learning activity has been developed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
Participants successfully completing this activity will be awarded one (1) continuing nursing education contact hour.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.