Genetics 

Below is the information for our 2020 webinar series on Genetics. They are all completed at this time.

Go to our library to view the recordings. 

At the end of this series, participants will be able to:

  • Clarify roles of primary care providers and specialists in the newborn screening and genetic testing process
  • Provide a framework for understanding how uncommon diagnoses can underlie more common clinical and biochemical symptoms
  • Increase the primary care provider’s understanding of the nature of genetic testing, including their benefits and limitations, false positives and false negative results.
  • Develop primary care provider understanding of some of the unique challenges encountered when discussing genetic conditions with patients and their families
  • Improve the capacity of primary care providers to successfully collaborate with genetic specialists in the care of their patients

CME Credits are available for live viewing only. After each live session, a link to complete a survey will be sent to each participant. Once you complete the survey, a CME certificate will be sent to you.

 

Participants connect from their home or work computer via ZOOM webinar. Each course is a mix of online live interactive lectures with some case studies. During all live sessions, participants will have access to faculty in real time for comments, questions, and discussions.

Participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with audio capabilities. Once you register for the series, you will be sent a ZOOM link to reminding you of upcoming sessions. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have

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Click Each Session Below For More Details

 

Session 1 : Newborn Screening, Part III

This session builds off the previous Newborn Screening Webinars, part I and II. Click here to view these recordings   

Completed! View our library to watch the recording. 

Date: January 28, 2020

Time: 1:00pm EST to 2:00pm EST

Faculty: Dr. Leah Burke, MD & Dr. Mark Korson, MD

Objectives: 

By the end of this session, you will be able to 

    • Review the important aspects about newborn screening discussed in Part I and II
    • Discuss key clinical aspects of the latest diseases added to the newborn screen
    • Clarify the roles of primary care providers and specialists in the newborn screening process associated with these disorders
    • Summarize what diseases on the screen require urgent referrals and why
    • Determine the role of the PCP in supporting families through the newborn screening
Session 2 : Genetics: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

Completed! View our library to watch the recording. 

Date: February 18th, 2020

Time: 1:00pm EST to 2:00pm EST

Faculty: Dr. Leah Burke, MD & Dr. Mark Korson, MD

Objectives:

By the end of this session, you will be able to 

 

  • Identify some characteristics of a patient’s medical condition that should raise concerns about a genetic or metabolic disease
  • Describe the problems inherent in a “clinical diagnosis”
  • List what a PCP can do to enhance the efficacy of a referral to a geneticist
    Session 3 : Genetics Testing - Cancelled

    Date: Cancelled

    Session 4 : Lab Testing and Genetic & Metabolic Disease: Spotting the "Red Flags"

    Completed! View our library to watch the recording. 

    Date: April 28, 2020

    Time: 12:00pm EST to 1:00pm EST

    Faculty: Dr. Leah Burke, MD & Dr. Mark Korson, MD

     Objectives:

        • Review the genetic and genomic testing modalities
        • Review how simple biochemical tests that can determine the competence of human metabolism
        • Describe a few findings on routine biochemical testing that can increase suspicion about an underlying metabolic disease
        • Identify the clinical and family history findings that raise a concern for a genetic disorder
    Session 5 : The Child with Metabolic Disease: How the PCP Can Support the Family

    Completed! View our library to watch the recording. 

    Date: May 26, 2020

    Time: 12:00pm EST to 1:00pm EST

    Faulty: Dr. Mark Korson, MD

    Objectives:

    By the end of this session, you will be able to 

    • Describe the role of the PCP around newborn screening issues
    • Identify how the PCP can participate in patient care when disorders are associated with episodic clinical and/or biochemical decompensation
    • Review the role of the PCP in the management of chronic and/or multi-system disease
    • Recognize the impact of patients with chronic disease on a primary practice