GENETIC TESTING: TO THE GENOME AND BEYOND

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION | Center for Human Genetics

2017 PAULINE WILSON HORNER GENETICS SYMPOSIUM

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
1 – 5:30 P.M.

Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein Research Building
Auditorium (Room 1413)
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Advances in genetics have led to an explosion of genetic testing options in the prenatal, pediatric and cancer settings. The indications for genetic testing and the interpretation and implications of genetic test results are areas that provide unique challenges to primary care providers and subspecialists alike. A comprehensive review of clinical genetic testing in the 21st century, as applied in multiple settings, will be presented.

PROGRAM AGENDA

1 – 2 p.m.
Genomic Predictive Medicine
Leslie G. Biesecker, MD

2 – 2:45 p.m.
Advances in Prenatal Testing
Leslie Cohen, MS, PhD

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
21st Century Newborn Screening
Shawn E. McCandless, MD

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Somatic Cancer Testing in the Dawn of Precision Medicine
Navid Sadri, MD, PhD

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Genetic Counseling in the Era of Genomics
Barbara Biesecker, PhD

5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Q&A

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Reception


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Following completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of genetic testing in the prenatal setting
  • Recognize the importance of testing for somatic mutations in tumor tissue in the treatment of cancer
  • Summarize the possible uses, as well as the limitations, of predictive genomic testing when applied to an individual patient


COURSE FACULTY

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Leslie Cohen, MS, PhD
Licensed Genetic Counselor
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Clinical Instructor of Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Shawn E. McCandless, MD
Director, Center for Human Genetics
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor of Genetics and
Genome Sciences and Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Navid Sadri, MD, PhD
Director, UH Translational Laboratory
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


GUEST FACULTY

Barbara Biesecker, PhD
Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

Leslie G. Biesecker, MD
Clinical and Molecular Geneticist
Chief of the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

REGISTRATION

This is a complimentary program; however, advance registration is required.
Register online at http://cmetracker.net/CASECME/Login?formname=RegLoginLive&eventID=174528 through April 21, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the CME Program at 216-983-1239 or 1-800-274-8263.

POLICY DISCLOSURE

The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This program is intended to update pediatricians, family medicine physicians, internists, neurologists, clinical geneticists, residents, fellows, genetic counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners and basic scientists.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Genetic Counselor CEUs: This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This program is presented by the Center for Human Genetics of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, and funded by a grant from the Marguerite M. Wilson Foundation.

PARKING

Complimentary parking for the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building is available at the following location (map included). There will be an attendant in the parking garage until 9:30 p.m.

  • UH Drive Garage can be accessed from UH Drive just off Euclid Avenue.
  • Handicap parking is available upon request.