Jewish Genetics Disease Conference Slated for Thursday

November 17, 2008

Joan Atkin, MD, FACMG, Division of Molecular and Human Genetics at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, will be presenting at the Jewish Genetic Diseases: Inheritance, Testing and Treatment conference at 7 p.m. November 20, 2008 at the Jewish Community Center in Bexley.

Dr. Atkin will speak specifically on Jewish genetic diseases and will be accompanied by Nationwide Childrens genetic counselor Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, who will discuss how the diseases are inherited.

Refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, contact Shara Reiss, Jewish Community Center, at (614) 231-2731, ext. 363 or at


About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at