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The unprecedented, rapid advances in genetic and genomic knowledge, information and technologies have made it challenging for primary care and other nongenetics health care providers to stay current on recommendations and practices in clinical genetics. To address this education gap for nongenetics providers and to foster the effective integration of those advances into the broad clinical practice of primary care and specialty health care providers, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has created a formal online accredited continuing education offering, “ACMG Genetics101 for Healthcare Providers.” In each module of the course, a board-certified medical genetics expert will provide a case-based presentation, along with supporting reading materials.
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American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is a professional membership organization that provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession.
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Genetics101 for Healthcare Providers
Date of Release: 2/1/2022
Expiration Date: 2/1/2025
Credits offered: .5 per module
Estimate time of completion: 5 hours
Course/Module must be completed by the expiration date
This course is supported by an independent medical education grant from Illumina, Inc.
This course is primarily for the non-geneticist health care professional.
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accredited Continuing Education Financial Disclosure
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) for physicians. ACMG is an organization committed to improvement of patient care and general health by the incorporation of genetics and genomics into clinical practice.
ACMG has implemented the following procedures to ensure the independence of ACE activities from commercial influence/promotional bias, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires that providers (ACMG) must be able to demonstrate that: 1) everyone in a position to control the content of an ACE activity has disclosed all financial relationships that they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible* companies; 2) ACMG has implemented a mechanism to mitigate relevant financial relationships; and 3) all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies are disclosed to the learners before the beginning of the educational activity. The learners must also be informed if no relevant financial relationships exist.
*Ineligible companies are defined as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
ACMG Education Policies
Please review the policies below regarding the ACMG Education program
• Financial Disclosures and Mitigation Procedure
• ACMG Content Validation Policy
• ACMG Content Branding Policy
Financial Support Disclosure Statement: The following course director, program planning committee members, speakers, and staff for this activity, have no financial relationships with ineligible companies relevant to the content of this course.
Tuya Pal, MD, FACMG
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nothing to disclose
Professor of Medicine (Genetic Medicine)
Associate Director, Cancer Health Disparities
Dr. Pal is a board-certified clinical geneticist based at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is the Associate Director of Cancer Health Disparities at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Her research is focused on identification of genetic risk factors that place individuals at a higher risk for cancer, as well as strategies to reduce this risk. These efforts have included a focus on underserved populations, particularly young Black women with breast cancer. She has also led multiple efforts to better understand the provision of clinical cancer genetic services across diverse populations, healthcare settings, and providers, at both the patient and provider level. The focus of her clinical activities has encompassed evaluation of patients referred for genetic risk assessment for inherited cancer predisposition. She has served as a panel member of the NCCN guidelines committee (for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer) since 2009 as well as a member of the NCI Cancer Genetics PDQ.
In December of 2021, this continuing medical education online enduring activity was reviewed by Drs. Shweta Dhar and Fuki Hisama. To ensure the continued scientific relevance of this enduring material, its content will be reviewed again prior to the expiry date.
ACMG educational programs are designed primarily as an educational tool for health care providers who wish to increase their understanding of the application of genomic technologies to patient care. The ACMG does not endorse or recommend the use of this educational program to make patient diagnoses, particular by individuals not trained in medical genetics. Adherence to the information provided in these programs does not necessarily ensure a successful diagnostic outcome. The program should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and or exclusive of other procedures and that are reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or, a healthcare provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen.
Questions regarding CE credit should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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