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Join us for the 2017 ISONG World Congress. Registration is Open!

Precision Nursing: Through Research, Education and Practice

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics will be held in Reston, Virginia USA.

The Congress venue will be at the four-diamond Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel which is located in Reston Town Center. Reston Town Center is a lovely community destination, offering more than 50 shops, 30 restaurants and an 11-screen cinema.

Reston, Virginia is conveniently located approximately 35 minutes outside of Washington D.C. The Hyatt Regency Reston offers a complimentary shuttle from the Washington Dulles Airport.

Click here for the Program and Brochure - addtional program details will be available soon. Please contact Linda Mason at ISONG Headquarters ( or +1 412-344-1414) if you have any questions in the meantime.


Benjamin E. Berkman, JD, MPH
Deputy Director
NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA

Benjamin D. Solomon, MD
Managing Director
Gathersburg, Maryland USA



Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA


David S. Wendler, MA, PhD
Head, Section on Research Ethics
Department of Bioethics Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA

Sally Turner
CNS in Xeroderma Pigmentosum (Children)
St John's Institute of Dermatology
St Thomas' Hospital London, United Kingdom

Panel for P30 Grant

Precision in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM): Looking through a Nursing Lens for the Future
Kathleen T. Hickey, EdD, FNP, ANP, FAHA, FAAN
Associate Professor
Columbia University School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiology
Columbia University
New York, New York USA

Towards Oncology Precision Symptom Science: Phenotype-omics Association Studies in Clinically Relevant Animal Models
Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science
Co-Director, UM Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Achieving Precision Pain Management Through Nursing Research: A Trajectory
to the Bull’s-eye

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN
Director, Center for Advancement in Managing Pain
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut USA


Dennis Cheek, RN, PhD, FAHA
Texas Christian University
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Fort Worth, Texas USA 

Allison A. Vorderstrasse, DNSc, APRN, CNE, FAAN
Associate Professor
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, North Carolina USA



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