SOCRA Wisconsin Chapter

SOCRA Wisconsin Chapter in Conjunction with Marshfield Clinic Research Institute presents:

Fall Research Conference
Friday, November 3, 2023

Robert F. Froehlke Auditorium, Laird Center for Medical Research, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI and Virtual platform

9:00 AM-9:15 AM
Conference Welcome – Jennifer Meece, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Executive Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

9:15 AM-10:15 AM
The Power of Genetics – Christina Zaleski, MS, CGC, PreventionGenetics

10:15 AM-10:30 AM
Break – Networking, light beverages and snack provided

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Research Misconduct: Real World Examples with Real Life Consequences – Linda Jaros, Research Compliance Officer, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

11:30 AM-11:45 AM
Break – Networking, light beverages and snack provided

11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Should Automatically Constructed Pedigrees Be Used to Identify Patients at Risk for Monogenic and Polygenic Conditions? – Scott Hebbring, PhD, Research Scientist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

12:45 PM-1:00 PM
Conference Wrap-Up

Christina Zaleski, MS, CGC earned a Master of Science degree in genetic counseling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1999. After graduation, she did genealogy work for Rockefeller University in South Africa. She worked at the Marshfield Clinic as lead genetic counselor from 1999-2012.
Christina is currently Director of Genetic Counseling at PreventionGenetics and is also appointed Honorary Associate of Pediatrics for University of WI School of Medicine & Public Health. Christina has experience in many areas including prenatal, pediatric, cancer, specialty clinics, stillbirth evaluations, administration, public health education, and industry. She developed clinical genetics outreach & telehealth genetic counseling services in Wisconsin. She served on St. Joseph Hospital's Bioethics team and was co-investigator on research projects. Christina has published scientific articles in the areas of clinical genetics, stillbirth evaluations, newborn screening, utilization management, and workflow. Highlights of her career include receiving Leadership Award for Excellence in Community Service from the March of Dimes, Wisconsin Chapter, being nominated by peers as a JEMF Master Genetic Counselor, serving as President for WI Genetic Counseling Association and receiving an Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Spirit of Giving Award (along with her family) after raising over one million dollars for cardiology research.

Linda Jaros holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW-Stevens Point and is the Research Compliance Officer for Marshfield Clinic Health System. Prior to that position, she was Marshfield Clinic Investigational Review Board (IRB) Administrator for many years. During that time Linda and Marshfield’s IRB were founding members of the Wisconsin IRB Consortium (WIC). WIC was one of the very first IRB collaborations in the country with standing IRB Reliance Agreements in place between The University of Wisconsin Health Sciences IRB, Medical College of Wisconsin IRB, Aurora Health Care IRB and Marshfield Clinic IRB. Linda has the certifications of CHRC (Certified in Health Care Research Compliance) since 2016, and CIP (Certified IRB Professional) since 2003.

Scott Hebbring, PhD is a tenured Research Scientist with over 22 years of experience in human genetics. He currently holds the Dr. John Melski Distinguished Scientist Endowment in Biomedical Informatics at Marshfield Clinic. His primary scientific interests focus on the genetics of complex diseases where his laboratory focuses on ‘phenome-wide’ strategies to discover genetic markers associated with phenotypes embedded in patient medical records. For the last eight years, he has led efforts to recruit patients, evaluate genetic results, return genetic results to patients and the health system, and build complementary clinical decision support tools to improve patient care. His 22 years of human genetic research experience has resulted in nearly 100 published manuscripts. Dr.
Hebbring has a wide breadth of research and educational training with emphasis on genetics and medical informatics but also including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular and developmental biology. His research program utilizes Marshfield Clinic’s extensive electronic health record (EHR) and large population cohorts linking EHR data to genomics. Because of this experience and training in medical informatics and human genetics, he has been named as the lead PI for the All of Us Program in the state of Wisconsin and collaborates with University of Wisconsin - Madison; Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; and Gunderson Health System - La Crosse.

Planning Committee:
Angela Bulgrin MCRI
Susan Franseen MCRI
Terrie Kitchner MCRI
Diane Kohnhorst MCRI
Angela Varsho MCRI

Target Audience
This activity is intended for research coordinators, research staff, and others interested in ethics and research.

3 CEU hours can be claimed for this conference for SOCRA Members.

The conference will be held at the Robert F. Froehlke Auditorium, Laird Center for Medical Research at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute located at 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Please enter in the door marked Erdman Lobby and Froehlke Auditorium. Virtual attendance is also accepted.

Attire will be business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket.

Electronic Devices
As a courtesy to conference attendees, we request that all electronic devices be silenced during educational sessions. If you must use your electronic device, we request that you use the vibration ringing mode and step outside the meeting room so you do not disturb other attendees.

Advanced registration is preferred by October 27, 2023.

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute reserves the right to cancel the conference due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather.

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire special accommodations, please advise us when you register. All requests are kept

How to Register
Online: https://redcap.link/FallCEUConference

Parking lot B is designated for conference participants. If you are in need of handicap parking, Lot L is available. Please see the campus map Below.

Further Information
Requests for further information should be directed to Susan Franseen, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute at franseen.susan@marshfieldresearch.org, 715-389-4980 or 1-866-894-3622, ext. 9-4980.

Chapter Chair:

Terrie Kitchner, CCRP