Request for Proposals: Visiting Professorship Program
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute Visiting Professorship Program provides awards of up to $2,500 to six American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) chapters. The purpose of the awards is to enable AAP chapters, in collaboration with a local healthcare organization, to provide education about the importance of genetics in the pediatric primary care setting and provide practical tools and strategies to improve everyday patient care. Proposals are due February 14.
Genetic Literacy in Primary Care
Genetic Literacy in Primary Care Colloquium is an initiative of the Genetic in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) and was held fall 2012 at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its goal was to provide context for delivery of genetic related services in daily pediatric primary care practice, including prevention, diagnosis, and management.
This month, the executive summary of this colloquium and five accompanying manuscripts were published as an electronic supplement in Pediatrics. Colloquium titles are
“Genetic and Genomic Literacy in Pediatric Primary Care”
“Family History in Primary Care Pediatrics”
“Whole-Exome/Genome Sequencing and Genomics”
“Epigenetics and Primary Care"
“Genetic Literacy and Competency”
"Primary Care and Genetics and Genomics”
Electronic Family History Tool for Pediatric Providers Now Available
The Family History Tool helps primary care providers translate family history data for use in clinical care, engages the family as an active participant, and provides a personalized clinical encounter with clinical decision support. Developed by the Genetics in Primary Care Institute, Genetic Alliance, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), March of Dimes, Partners Healthcare (Massachusetts General Hospital), and Health Resources and Services Administration, the tool is FREE to all pediatric health providers.
AAP Guide for Families of Children with Down Syndrome
In collaboration with families, Down syndrome clinics, and doctors around the world, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a special guide to help parents and families of children with Down syndrome. This document focuses on medical topics that affect physical health. Other issues can affect social and school success, which may not need doctors or other medical resources but are still important issues for children with Down syndrome.
Based on the newly released Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice
handbook, this app is available free to AAP members through July 1, 2014, or can be purchased for $49.99. This app is available via both iOS