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About this Course
Precision Medicine for Your Practice is a series of short (30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Exome Testing for Diagnosis, learn how to collaborate with both patients and genetic specialists around exome testing. This module will help primary care providers and other specialists identify patients who may benefit from exome testing, talk with patients and families about exome testing to support them in their decisions about genetic counseling and genetic testing, recognize clinically significant exome test results for use in patient care, and collaborate with genetic experts in ongoing patient management and evaluation. There are five parts of the module: overview via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and logistics and additional resources for more detail.
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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Exome Testing for Diagnosis – CME
Original Publication Date: October 31, 2018
Renewal Date: October 28, 2021
Expiration Date: October 27, 2024
Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify how to communicate with patients about the benefits, risks and limitations of exome testing and expectations for an appointment with a genetic expert.
- Recognize how to communicate with patients about positive, negative, and uncertain results from exome testing.
- Recognize how to collaborate with a genetic expert throughout the exome testing process, including initial referral and ongoing patient management.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing advance practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants who provide primary care.
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 .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Claiming Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.
- Linda Steinmark, MS, CGC, Project Manager, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
- Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
- Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
- Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory
- Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Scripps Health
Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships. Emily Edelman, MS, CGC and Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC received salary support from Pfizer Inc. through an unrestricted quality improvement grant that focuses on improving ascertainment of hereditary breast cancer, provided by the American Community Cancer Centers and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change. In their roles as a planners and authors, Ms. Edelman and Ms. Reed recused themselves from all deliberations relating to content related to the commercial entity with which they have financial interest and were not responsible for reviewing for bias any related content. All educational material has been peer-reviewed by external reviewers to assess for bias.
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