Friday, July 23
Lounge – 4:00pm – Taking Ownership of My Metabolic Condition: My Journey & Why I Decided to Enter the Medical Field
Sunday, July 25
Lounge – 10:00am – Why Can’t I Eat That?
About the Speaker
Brittany Holmes MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a nurse practitioner at Yale University Department of Genetics. She sees a wide variety of patients with rare diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and specializes in inborn errors of metabolism. She also participates in research projects through Yale for patients with metabolic disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science at Merrimack College, and Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in Boston. Her interest in working with inborn errors of metabolism began at a young age, due to her personal experience as a patient with a rare disorder (PKU). She spoke at conferences from the patient perspective, which ultimately led to seeking a career as a healthcare professional in the specialty. She enjoys being able to offer both the provider and patient perspective, and has a passion for caring for patients in this specialty.