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Precision Medicine for Your PracticeCarrier Screening

Learning Objectives
1. Determine which carrier screening option is the best fit for the patient.
2. Interpret results of carrier screening in the context of the patient characteristics
0.5 Credit CME

Given the spectrum of carrier screening panels now available, it is important to recognize the benefits and limitations of different types of tests. Although screening can now be done faster, cheaper, and with broader scope, the expanded option is not right for everyone. The results of large carrier screening panels can provide valuable information, but may also produce some surprises for patients and providers alike.

Precision Medicine for Your Practice is a series of short (20-30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Carrier Screening, participants will learn about the benefits and limitations of carrier screening options in prenatal care for the purpose of facilitating patient decision-making. This online module will include five parts: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; and “dig deeper,” logistics, and additional resources for those who are interested in more detail.

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Clinical Education from The Jackson Laboratory

Clinical Education from The Jackson Laboratory, developed in collaboration with Scripps Health and the AMA, empowers physicians and health care professionals to integrate genomics into their clinical practice. Learn more

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

0.5 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Activity Information

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no conflicts of interest.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Date: June 16, 2022

Content Contributors

• Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Director, Clinical Education, The Jackson Laboratory

• Therese Ingram, MA, Associate Director and Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, Clinical Education, The Jackson Laboratory

• Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Scripps Health

• Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Precision Oncology Education, Clinical Education, The Jackson Laboratory

• Linda Steinmark, MS, CGC, Project Manager, Clinical Education, The Jackson Laboratory


All information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for clinical guidance or the consultation of a medical professional. Always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in Precision Medicine for Your Practice. Reliance on any information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice is solely at your own risk. The Jackson Laboratory does not endorse or recommend any specific procedures, tests, products, services, health professionals or other information that may be found in Precision Medicine for Your Practice.

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