Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach

Welcome to Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach with Updates for 2011!
The "Gold Standard" for Online Genetics Education.
Roster

Learn about Clinical Genetics from experts in an informative,
engaging, and novel interactive format.

Counseling session

Participate in a Virtual Mini-Fellowship:
case-based learning using simulated and
actual patients, interactive activities, lectures,
and access to web-based resources.

Patients and Lectures

Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Overview


Expert clinician Edward McCabe, MD, PhD, guides you through a Virtual Mini-Fellowship designed to help the generalist clinician learn about this increasingly important and complex topic. In an immersive graphical environment, you can travel the halls of a "Virtual Clinic" to interact with realistic (and challenging) simulated patients, attend case discussions, view genetic counselors working with the patients you see, and hear the experiences of actual patients. You can also attend lectures and access other key web resources.

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

The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Tracy

"The Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach training program has been the gold standard of interactive multimedia programs for nearly a decade. I found this mini-fellowship to be easy to use, efficient and highly informative. I recommend it to all primary care physicians (like me) who are making their way in the rapidly emerging genomic era of medecine."

Tracy L. Trotter, MD, FAAP
Senior Partner, San Ramon Valley Primary Care

Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach update was funded through the Division of Laboratory Science and Standards, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach is produced in collaboration with:

Sponsors

CDC, AMA and World 2 Sytems acknowledge funding for the
development of the data collection system for this activity from:

Aetna Education

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of genetic science at a level appropriate to clinical practice
  • Describe the major benefits, risks, and limitations of genetic testing
  • Describe the different types of genetic analyses (routine clinical, biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular genetic) and differentiate their application to patient management
  • Discuss the application of diagnostic, predictive, susceptibility, and carrier testing, specifying their importance and application to patient and family care, and public health
  • State the importance of integrating and communicating genetic information from the physician, laboratory, and counselor, specifying why and how to do so
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and appropriate application, of the full range of genetic services from which patients might benefit

Planning Committee, Faculty, Credentials

  • Mary Beth P. Dinulos, MD, Assoc Prof, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Content Reviewer
  • W. Andrew Faucett, MS, CGC, Asst Prof, Emory University School of Medicine: Planning Committee, Author
  • Joseph V. Henderson, MD, Director, Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory: Planning Committee, Author
  • Katherine A. Johansen, PhD, Sr Scientist, American Medical Association: Planning Committee, Content Reviewer
  • Howard Levy, MD, Asst Prof, Johns Hopkins University: Planning Committee, Author
  • Ira Lubin, PhD, Geneticist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Planning Committee, Content Reviewer
  • Jessica Sempek, MS, AMA CME Program Committee: Planning Committee

Planning Committee and Faculty for the 2002 Version

  • Francis Collins, MD PhD
  • W. Andrew Faucett, MS, CGC
  • Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC
  • Michelle Fox, MS, CGC
  • Elizabeth Gettig, MS, CGC
  • Wayne Grody, MD, PhD
  • Alan Guttmacher, MD
  • Randi Hagerman, MD
  • Joseph Henderson, MD
  • Edward McCabe, MD, PhD
  • Sharon McDonnel, MD, PhD

Financial Disclosures
In order to assure the highest quality of CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty, planning committee members and members of the AMA CME Program Committee disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. The following disclosures were provided:

  • W. Andrew Faucett, MS, CGC: Discloses Scientific Advisor relationship with DNA Direct, Inc., and Education Consultant relationship with PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

No other individuals involved in the planning, review or delivery of this content have any relevant relationships to disclose. Those with speaking roles in the course (actors), unless listed above as faculty or planning committee members, did not influence content.

Medium or combination of media used: internet; world-wide web with Flash Video and Interactivity.

Method of physician participation in the learning process: participation in simulated clinical vignettes, answering questions, receiving feedback. The post test only requires evaluation of the program.

Estimated time to complete course: 12 hours

Date of original release: May, 2002
Date of updated version release: August, 2011
Expiration date: August, 2014

Hardware/software requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

OS

Windows® XP, OS X 10.4

 

CPU

1.5 GHz Pentium® 4 or equivalent,
PowerPC® G5 1.8 GHz

 

RAM

1 GB

 

Web Browser

Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 2.x,
Safari 3.x, Opera 9.x, Latest Flash plug-in for browser.

 

Disk Space

Up to 600 MB

 

Internet

Broadband DSL/Cable

 

Recommended System Requirements

OS

Windows® XP, Vista, Windows® 7,
OS X 10.5 and higher

 

CPU

2 GHz Pentium® 4 or faster,
Intel Core™ Duo 2 GHz or faster

 

RAM

2 GB

 

Web Browser

Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.x,
Safari 4.x, Opera 10.x

 

Disk Space

Up to 600 MB

 

Internet

Broadband DSL/Cable

 

Provider Contact Information:
Katherine Johansen Taber PhD
Senior Scientist, American Medical Association
katherine.johansen@ama-assn.org

or

Joseph V. Henderson, MD
Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory
info@iml.dartmouth.edu

Policy on privacy and confidentiality:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/footer/privacy-policy.shtml

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