Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach
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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.
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
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
Provider Contact Information:
Katherine Johansen Taber PhD
Senior Scientist, American Medical Association
Joseph V. Henderson, MD
Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory
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