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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, Genomic Testing for the Healthy Individual, providers will learn how to assess the significance of results from different kinds of consumer genomic tests, recognize if, and in what way, these results may be medically actionable, and communicate with patients about their motivations and concerns. 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: Genomic Testing for the Healthy Individual (CNE)
Original Publication Date: January 19, 2018
Renewal Date: September 21, 2020
Expiration Date: September 14, 2022
Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
- Facilitate patient knowledge of a wide range of genomic tests to support understanding of implications
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants who provide primary care.
CNE Approval Statement
The Jackson Laboratory is co-providing this continuing nursing education activity with the American Medical Association and Scripps Health. This continuing nursing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Claiming Your Credit
In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.
Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .50 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.
- 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
- Sean C. McConnell, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Health & Science, American Medical Association
- Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Scripps Health
- Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Chair of Behavioral and Social Science Research, University of Iowa
Faculty and Authors
- Linda Steinmark, MS, CGC, Project Manager, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
- Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
- Therese Ingram, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
- Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
- Sean McConnell, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Health and Science, American Medical Association
- Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Scripps Health (Author)
Subject Matter Experts
- Sawona Biswas, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, University of California, San Francisco (Content Expert)
- Howard Levy, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (Content Expert)
- Emily Qian, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Yale University (Content Expert)
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Unless otherwise noted, the program planners and faculty do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this course.
The following disclosures are reported that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the education program:
Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, stockholder of Pfizer. In her role as a planner, Dr. Williams recused herself from all deliberations relating to content related to the commercial entities with which she has a financial interest and is 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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Should you have technical questions or questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Clinical and Continuing Education at 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.