American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois Chapter

Webinar: “Talking Genetics: Identification, Referral, and Helping Families Understand Genetic Information in Primary Care Practice”

  • 20 May 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4224408701676884482

Registration

  • Physician not affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital System, registering early.
  • Non-physicians, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Participants will receive a CME letter.
  • Physician not affiliated with UIC. Registration fee includes CME certificate.
  • Residents, as well as any physicians not claiming credit for this CME activity.
  • Physician affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital System.

Registration is closed

Purpose: The training is designed for those in a primary care settings, including pediatricians, family physicians, and other healthcare providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The webinar will discuss mechanisms of inheritance and common genetic conditions, red flags of genetic disorders seen in primary care practice, screening and referral best practices, and anticipatory guidance and communication strategies when supporting families and coordinating care.

Presented by: Kruti Acharya, MD

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate mechanisms of inheritance, types of genetic variation, and examples of genetic conditions, such as amino acid disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, and other metabolic disorders
  • Identify red flags of genetic disorders that providers might observe during well-child visits or other routine encounters with children
  • Implement effective office procedures for screening, referral for further testing and counseling, and billing and coding

  • Employ strategies for communicating with and supporting families and coordinating care with specialists, genetic counselors, other providers, and community support or patient education services


Target Audience: Pediatricians, family physicians, and other healthcare providers including physician assistants and nurse practitioners in pediatrics and family medicine especially. The focus is on primary care practitioners.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.

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