|Integrating Genetics in Primary Care—Why Does it Matter? Objectives
1. Recognize how advances in genetics and genomics can contribute to pediatric primary care.
2. Describe the importance of care coordination within the medical home for children with genetic conditions.
|Tim Geleske, MD, FAAP|
Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, FAAP
|Building an Accurate Family History, Constructing a Pedigree—An Overview for Primary Care Objectives
1. State the importance of the family history in the primary care setting for prevention, diagnosis, and management.
2. Demonstrate how to properly collect and interpret a meaningful family history using the pedigree and other tools.
3. Review the importance of engaging patients and families as active partners in the prevention and/or treatment of their condition.
|Emily Chen, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG |
Bob Saul, MD, FAAP, FACMG
|Ordering the Right Tests—Genetics in Primary Care Objectives
1. Describe different types of genetic testing and review advances in testing technology.
2. Demonstrate the role of genetic testing in primary care.
3. Discuss ethical principles involved in genetic testing in pediatrics.
|Leah Burke, MD, FACMG, FAAP|
|Genetics Evaluation, Referrals, and More—What To Do Next Objectives
1. Explain what families and patients can expect from a medical genetics consultation.
2. Describe the role of primary care providers in medical genetics consultations including,
a) When the medical home should consider requesting genetics consultation; and
b) How the medical home can initiate and facilitate the evaluation process.
3. Discuss the value of appropriate medical genetics consultation, care coordination and co-management and benefits for patients, families and the medical home.
|Carol Greene, MD, FAAP|
John Moeschler, MD, FAAP
|Myths of Primary Care Providers and Patients/Families Regarding Genetics—Setting the Record Straight Objectives
1. Identify and clarify commonly held myths about the use of genetics in primary care practice.
2. Illustrate examples of how to improve genetic services delivered by primary care physicians.
|Wendy Chung, MD, PhD|
Beth Tarini, MD, MS, FAAP
|Heard About Genetic Counseling? What Does it Mean for You, Patients and Families? Objectives
1. Define genetic counseling.
2. Describe the role of a genetic counselor.
3. List three ways patients and families can benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor.
4. Find a genetic counselor in your area.
|Karin Dent, MS, LCGC|
|Genetics and Coding: What the Primary Care Provider Needs
to Know Objectives
1. Describe the purpose of the ICD coding system.
2. Discuss the gaps within the current coding systems regarding genetics in primary care settings.
3. Identify appropriate courses of action related to accurate coding of genetic services.
|Marc Williams, MD, FACMG, FAAP |
|Top 10 Genetics Resources for Pediatric Primary Care Providers Objectives
1. Access and utilize online genetic resources to create a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with features of a genetic disorder.
2. Access and utilize online genetic resources developed for professionals about specific genetic conditions to improve patient care.
3. Recommend family support and online genetic resources for families who have a child with a specific genetic condition.
|Beth Pletcher, MD, FAAP, FACMG |
|Genetics Across the Lifespan—Putting It All Together Objectives
1. Understand how genetics, epigenetics, and environment affect human development over the life cycle.
2. Appreciate the life stages that may predispose to genetic and epigenetic influences on health and disease.
3. Recognize that some specific pediatric disorders and syndromes are due to errors in epigenetic regulation at imprinted genes.
|Melissa Parisi, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG |
|Epigenetics—What Your Patients are Asking, What You Need
to Know Objectives
1. State the scientific basis of epigenetics and its relation to environmental health factors and genetics/genomics.
2. Review relevant historical examples of epigenetics and their potential relevance in today's health care.
3. Demonstrate the clinical relevance of epigenetics in primary health care and its applicability to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health and disease for the primary care provider.
|Bob Saul, MD, FAAP, FACMG|
Robert Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP