Date of Release: July 1, 2015
Expiration Date: May 31, 2018
Estimate Time of Completion: Maximum of 22 hours
Course Description & Course Format
The ACMG Genetics and Genomics Review Course offers a 3 day format that provides an intense learning with exam preparation lectures that cover a broad range of genetic and genomic topics presented by recognized experts in the field. Topics include:
- Cell Biology/Genomics
- Molecular Biology
- Clinical Cytogenetics
- Clinical Molecular Genetics
- Genetic Transmission
- Biochemical Genetics Developmental Genetics
- Cancer Genetics
- Genetic Counseling & Risk Assessment
- Newborn Screening
- Reproductive Genetics
- Systems-Based Disorders
- Genomic Medicine
The Course will feature a pre-course practice examination, exam preparation and exam taking tips.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify common genetic syndromes and discuss their clinical features
- Interpret standard molecular data and explain how to communicate results to families
- Perform simple quantitative genetic calculations and solve related problems
- Describe basic cytogenetics and identify features of common chromosomal disorders
- Recognize clinical features of selected metabolic disorders and describe their molecular basis and review how to provide counseling about them
- Discuss the extents and limits of prenatal tests and explain how to perform routine prenatal counseling
- Explain clinical and molecular aspects of inherited cancer syndromes and know how to provide counseling for common human cancers
Course Objectives approved by the NSGC for Genetic Counselors
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify common genetic syndromes
- Interpret standard molecular data
- Perform simple quantitative genetic calculations
- Describe basic cytogenetics
- Recognize clinical features of selected metabolic disorders
- Explain how to perform routine prenatal counseling
- Explain clinical and molecular aspects of inherited cancer syndromes
This course is designed to assist genetics healthcare professionals who are seeking to update and reinforce their general knowledge of medical genetics.
|Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair in Medical Genetics
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics
Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Ave. S., Kaul 230
Birmingham, AL 35294
Tel: (205) 934-9411
Fax: (205) 934-9488
|John A. Phillips, III, MD, FACMG
David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Medical Genetics & Genomic Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
DD-2205 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2578
Tel: (615) 322-7602
Fax: (615) 343-0959
|Pamela L. Flodman, MSc, MS, LCGC
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Director, Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive
Mail Code: 4482
Orange, CA 92868
Tel: (714) 456-5789
Fax: (714) 456-5330
|Madhuri Hegde, PhD, FACMG
Emory Genetics Lab Scientific Director
Sr. Director, Emory Genetics Lab, Molecular Lab
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine
2165 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Tel: (404) 727-5624
Fax: (404) 727-3949
|Gary S. Gottesman, MD, FACMG
Center for Metabolic Bone Disease
Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis
2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Tel: (314) 872-8305
Fax: (314) 872-7844
|Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG
Professor, Center for Molecular and Human Genetics
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
700 Children's Dr, Room W403
Columbus, OH 43205-2696
Tel: (614) 722-3483
Fax: (614) 722-2817
|Christa Lese Martin, PhD, FACMG
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
120 Hamm drive, suite 2A, M.C. 60-36
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Tel: (570) 522-9427
Fax: (570) 522-9431
|Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD, FACMG
Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 732-4208
Fax: (617) 264-6310
|Sharon E. Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG
Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Feigin Center Room 1200.18
1102 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: (832) 824-4251
Fax: (832) 825-4276
|Tony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, FACMG
James H. Jewell Professor of Genetics
Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
One 10900 Euclid Avenue, BRB731
Cleveland, OH 44106-4955
Tel: (216) 368-0581
FAX: (216) 368-3832
|Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
Tel: (410) 706-1429
Fax: (410) 706-6105
|Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Research Program
Boston Childrenís Hospital
Department of Cardiology
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 355-8794
Fax: (617) 739-6282
As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All facultyparticipating in a CME-certified activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s), provider(s) of commercial services or any commercial supporters, including diagnostic laboratories, of the activity discussed in an educational presentation. Significant financial interest or other relationship can include such things as grants or research support, consultancy, major stock holder, etc. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's interests or relationships may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusion.
The following faculty members have disclosures:
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Dr. Korf receives grant/research support from Novartis, NIH, and the Department of Defense. He receives royalties/honoraria from Wiley and Elsevier. He is a consultant for Illumina and Accolade.
Christa Lese Martin, PhD, FACMG
Dr. Martin receives grant/research support from NIH and the Simons Foundation. She is employed by Geisinger Health System.
John A. Phillips, III, MD, FACMG is the Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials for enzyme substitution for PKU and CNP treatment of Achondroplasia from BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Phillips will discuss a non FDA-approved investigation product: PEG-PAL for PKU.
Sharon Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG
Dr. Plon is an employee of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) which derives revenue from genetic testing, including whole exome sequencing, offered in the Whole Genome Laboratory and Medical Genetics Laboratories. BCM and Miraca Holdings Inc. have agreed on a joint venture with shared ownership and governance of the clinical genetics diagnostic laboratories. Dr. Plon will also discuss off-label use of drug target tumors.
The following faculty members have nothing to disclose:
Pamela L. Flodman, MSc, MS, LCGC
Gary S. Gottesman, MD, FAAP, FACMG
Madhuri Hegde, PhD, FACMG
Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG
Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD, FACMG
Anthony J. Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, FACMG
Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG
ACMG Staff have nothing to disclose:
Jane Dahlroth, CEM, CMP-HC
Penelope Freire, CMP
Melissa T. Forburger, CAE
Jane Radford, MHA, CHCP
Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG
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Continuing Medical Education Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credit Designation
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Genetic Counselor CEUs:
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics to offer up to 2.20 CEUs or 22.00 Category 1 contact hours for the event: 2015 ACMG Genetics and Genomics Review Course. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.
Continuing Education Units (Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Directors, and Personnel)
ACMG is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program. The College designates the 2015 ACMG Genetics and Genomics Review Course for a maximum 22.5 contact hours. ACMG is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as CE Provider # 50-11878.
ACMG is approved by the California Department of Health Services through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program as CE Provider # 0001.
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Requesting Credit for the Activity - There is a credit certificates fee of $30.
To request credit, you must:
a) Answer pre-test questions (if applicable)
b) Read all text and view all slide and video presentations for which you wish to receive credit
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Disclaimer: ACMG educational programs are designed primarily as an educational tool for health care providers who wish to increase their understanding of the application of genomic technologies to patient care. The ACMG does not endorse, or recommend the use of this educational program to make patient diagnoses, particular by individuals not trained in medical genetics. Adherence to the information provided in these programs does not necessarily ensure a successful diagnostic outcome. The program should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, a healthcare provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen.