Karen Weissbecker
Presentations

INVITED ADDRESSES AND SEMINARS

"Polymorphism" - to Advanced Human Genetics, graduate course, MCV, 1984.

"Hemoglobinopathies" - to Advanced Human Genetics, graduate course, MCV, 1984 - 1986.

"Career opportunities in genetics" - to Intro. Biology course, JS Reynolds Community College, 1985.

"Genetic disorders in man" - to Sr. nursing class, Richmond Memorial Hospital, 1985, 1986.

"Genetic and biochemical study of biotinidase activity" - Yale Univ. Pop. Genetics Group, 1987 and UCLA, Harbor Med. Center, Division of Med. Genetics, 1987.

"Linkage analysis of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy" - MCV Alumni Symposium, 1989, Indiana Univ., Dept. of Genetics, 1990, Univ. of Minn., Institute of Human Genetics, 1990 and Univ. of Maryland, Dept. of Human Genetics, 1990.

"Psychiatric and behavioral genetics" - Psychiatric Residents, Harbor, UCLA, 1989.

"Genetic analysis of epilepsy syndromes" - Tulane Univ. School of Med., Hayward Genetics Program, Spring, 1994.

"Genetic aspects of Neurofibromatosis" - Children's Hospital, New Orleans, 1994

"The Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" - Robert G. Heath Lectureship, Tulane Univ., 1994.

"New research in Neurofibromatosis" - LA Chapter of National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 1995.

"Medical Genetics - Psychiatry" - Third Annual Yale/Ochsner Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry and Neurology, New Orleans, Sept., 1995; Oct., 1996; Oct., 1997.

"Using LIPED and LODLINK computer programs" - S.A.G.E. annual workshop, 1994; and "Advanced Topics in Genetics-Linkage", LSU Graduate course

“Overview of genetics of the epilepsies" - Third International Symposium and Workshops: Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies, San Diego, CA, April, 1996.

“Population genetics for forensic uses” - Forensic Genetics Workshop, Tulane Univ. Dept. of Biochemistry, Nov, 1996, Dec, 1997

“The Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”- seminar, Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, Dec, 1996.

“OCD and Tourette’s syndrome: Genetic implications” - Tulane Univ., Dept of Psychiatry and Neurology, “Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders” Continuing Education Program, Dec, 1996.

“Issues in Mental Illness and Health Research” (panel discussant)  -  Contemporary Issues Involving Risks/Benefits in Research meeting, New Orleans, March, 1997.

“Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders” - Manic-Depressive Support Group at DePaul Hosptial, June, 1997.

“Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy with absence linked to chromosome 1p.” - Southern Genetic Group meeting, July, 1997.

"The Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” - Grand Rounds, Tulane University, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dec., 1997.

“Neurofibromatosis type 1 - an Update” seminar, Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, Dec, 1998.

“The Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”- Tulane Med. School Psych. journal club, Feb, 1999.

“Twin Studies” seminar, Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, Nov, 1999.

“Human Genetics” guest teacher, 3rd through 7th grade, Torah Academy of New Orleans, Dec, 1999.

“A complete genome screen in sib pairs affected by Gilles de la Tourette syndrome” journal club presentation. Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, Jan., 2000.

“Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders” – Lousiana State Universtity Health Science Center, Psychiatry Residency Program, Oct. 2000, May 2001

“Genetic Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease” presented to Graduate students in School of Public Health,  course in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, February 2001, 2002

“The genetics of neurofibromatosis” The LA chapter of the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, March, 2001.

“Understanding research in the genetics of psychiatric disorders” - Manic-Depressive Support Group at DePaul Hosptial, July, 2001.

“Issues and Calculations for Forensic Evidence”

seminar, Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, March, 2001.

“Pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic treatment: Lessons learned from Clozapine”  seminar,

Tulane Univ. Hayward Genetics Program, January, 2002.

“Genetic Epidemiology and Obsessive-Compulsive” seminar, Tulane Univ. School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, March, 2002.