Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Workshop: Clinical Genetics for the Pediatric Healthcare Professional

Date: June 29, 2013

Time: 7:30AM to 2:00PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Registration Closed

Description

Clinical Genetics for the Pediatric Healthcare Professional

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  • Basic human genetic and genomic concepts and principles as applied to clinical scenarios;
  • The interactions of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors in predisposition and onset of developmental disabilities, response to treatment, and maintenance of health;
  • The features of the medical and family history, physical examination, and laboratory results that should prompt consideration for referral to a genetics professional, including a geneticist, genetic counselor, or metabolic dietician;
  • Online genetics and genomic medicine resources that pediatric healthcare professionals should be aware of as they provide care to individuals with genetic conditions, including GeneReviews, OMIM, and the NCHPEG Web site;
  • The use of a family-centered approach in the discussion of the benefits, potential risks, and limitations of genetic testing for individuals and their family members;
  • The ethical, legal, social and public policy issues related to genetic testing and recording of genetic information, such as confidentiality, privacy, and the potential for genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment;
  • The various factors that influence the patient’s ability to use genetic information and services, including ethnicity, culture, related health beliefs, ability to pay, health literacy, and other aspects of one’s life course.

This workshop is intended for all health care professionals or learners in the healthcare professions who provide care for children and adolescents, including pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, social workers, and clinical and developmental psychologists.

Workshop Purpose

Our knowledge of the genetic basis for disease has expanded exponentially in the last few decades, and in the future these discoveries will guide the evaluation and treatment of patients and their families. Therefore, competency in basic clinical genetics is essential for all healthcare professionals. In this workshop, a team-based learning format will provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help participants integrate genetics into the care that they provide to individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Participants will be expected to devote approximately 2 hours to reviewing webinars and other materials before attending the workshop.

CME/CE credits are available for physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and social workers.

Materials to Review Before the Workshop

Participants are asked to view the following webinars and review the following documents before the June 29 workshop. During the workshop you will work in groups to apply information from the webinars to clinical cases, and there will NOT be lectures during the workshop to dispense this information. To access the webinars, please click on the following links or copy and paste the web address into your browser. (Use Internet Explorer for these links rather than Firefox).

Myths of Primary Care Providers and Patients/Families Regarding Genetics: Setting the Record Straight (Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series - American Academy of Pediatrics)
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

Top 10 Genetics Resources for Pediatric Primary Care Providers (Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series - American Academy of Pediatrics)
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD Presents: Genetic Factors Contributing to Disability (AUCD Webinar Library) Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording

Genetic Red Flags (PDF Document)

Workshop Topics

  • Basic genetics and genomic medicine concepts and principles
  • Genetic, environmental, and behavioral interactions in disease predisposition
  • Criteria for referral to a genetics professional
  • Online genetics and genomic medicine resources
  • Family-centered approach in genetic testing
  • Ethical, legal, social, and public policy issues related to genetic testing

Sponsored by:

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine (Center for Child Development)
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is providing this program.

Registration Fee:

Registration to this conference is $50. This includes lunch.

Course Director:

Tyler Reimschisel, MD

Vanderbilt University Faculty and Staff:

  • John Phillips, MD
  • Evon Batey Lee, PhD
  • Rizwan Hamid, MD, PhD
  • Tracy McGregor, MD
  • Thomas Morgan, MD
  • Amanda Bawcom, MSN, RN
  • Natalie Owen, MSN, RN
  • Jackie Gauthier, MS, CGC
  • Jean Pfotenhauer, MS, CGC
  • Vickie Hannig, MS, CGC
  • Melinda Cohen, MS
  • Gina Wey, RD, LDN
  • Ellen Strickler, RD, LDN
  • Carol Rabideau, LCSW

CME Credit Information:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 7.25 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. This course is offered for 7.25 CE ASHA CEU's (intermediate level; professional area), This program is provided through Grant No. T73MC00050 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation.


If you must cancel your registration for this course, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine will refund your registration fee, less $5.00, provided you notify us by June 14. No refunds will be made after that date. Exceptions will be made for justifiable emergencies.
Registration may be transferred to another person or to another course date.
In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University will refund registration fees in full.
Vanderbilt University is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity.

Contact

Pam Grau, (615) 936-1104

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