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Genetics Workup for the Pediatrician

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize common, appropriate reasons for genetics workup.
2. Demonstrate when and how a geneticist can help
3. Explain existing genetic and genomic technologies, their appropriate use, and important logistical considerations
4. Examine some of the challenges that affect the widespread use of genetic testing and the impact on precision medicine initiatives
0.5 Credit CME

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. Learn more.

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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.

Target Audience:

This course is primarily for the non-geneticist health care professional.

Accreditation

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.

Please review the policies below regarding the ACMG Education program

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.

Chester W. Brown, MD, PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Nothing to disclose

Content Contributors

Chester W. Brown, MD, PhD

Professor and Genetics Division Chief

Department of Pediatrics

LeBonheur Children's Hospital

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Brown is the St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Genetics, and Professor and Division Chief of Genetics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where he was recruited to help develop precision medicine initiatives in the Memphis community. His clinical interests include a variety of rare genetic syndromes in children and adults with a research emphasis on rare genetic disorders that have severe, early onset obesity as a feature. He completed his undergraduate degree at Howard University followed by MD/PhD training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His postdoctoral and subsequent faculty roles were in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He has more than 25 years' clinical experience with pediatric and adult Medical Genetics patients, representing a broad spectrum of conditions. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, served for 6 years as a member of an NIH study section and on 2 committees for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He also directs a basic science research laboratory and the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics Initiative at UTHSC/Le Bonheur. He has continued clinical practice throughout his career and has never lost sight of the fundamental importance of careful observation and listening carefully to patients.

Peer Review

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.

Disclaimer

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 education@acmg.net

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