april, 2019

06apr8:00 am12:30 pmGenetics in Your Practice: A Half Day Workshop - Seattle Event Organized By: The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:In-Person

Event Details

“Genetics in Your Practice” is a unique opportunity for primary care practitioners to learn how genetics and genomics are affecting their practice and patient interactions.  Primary care providers (physicians specializing in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology), advanced registered nurse practitioners, and physician assistants encounter patients who have or are at risk for genetic conditions.

Given the rapid pace of advances in the field of medical genetics, it is difficult to remain current with how to apply genetics in the primary care setting. This workshop will use didactic and case-based interactive formats to highlight ongoing advances in technology and an ever-increasing understanding in the areas of genetic testing technology, newborn screening, rapid exome sequencing in pediatrics, hereditary cancer risk, genetics research, and will provide a review of the most common questions and genetic concerns that arise in the pediatric and adult patient populations.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify red flags for genetic risk in the family history
  • Differentiate the types of genetic testing, as well as the limitations and appropriate applications of each
  • Interpret laboratory genetic test reports
  • Tell when and how to refer to a local genetics professional
  • Describe the benefits, limits, and implications for family members of genetic testing
  • Discuss the factors that determine addition of new tests to newborn screening
  • Apply genetic concepts to the evaluation of children with common genetic conditions
  • Apply genetic concepts to reduce the practice gap between national recommendations and application for adult patients at risk for hereditary breast, ovarian and colon cancer
  • Discuss about research options for patients with undiagnosed, presumably hereditary diseases
  • Explain what to tell patients about direct-to-consumer genetic testing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

List of Speakers and more information



(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Washington State Convention Center


The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics