BETHESDA, Md., March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The unprecedented rapid advances in genetic and genomic knowledge and technology have made it a challenge for primary care and other nongenetic healthcare providers to keep abreast of clinical genetics recommendations and practices. To close this educational gap for non-genetics providers and to encourage the effective integration of these advances into the broad clinical practice of primary care providers and specialty healthcare providers, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announces the creation of a new online Continuing Medical in education (CME)* series, “Genetics101 for Healthcare Providers.” The free educational series is released in the widely popular AMA Ed Hubthe online learning platform of the American Medical Association.
ACMG CEO Max MuenkeMD, MBA, FACMG, said, “We are proud to partner with the AMA Ed Hub, an online platform that brings together quality education from the American Medical Association and other trusted sources, including ACMG. Designed to support the lifelong learning, licensing and certification needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals, the AMA Ed Hub offers thousands of opportunities to earn CME, CEU and MOC.”
This exciting new educational program addresses an important part of ACMG’s strategic plan to develop customized education and resources for non-genetics.
ACMG President Marc S Williams, MD, FACMG, said, “ACMG’s strategic plan states that we will take the lead in educating the medical community about the important role that genetics and genomics continue to play in understanding, preventing, treating and curing of diseases will play. This partnership with the AMA Ed Hub is a significant milestone in achieving that goal.”
In each module of the Genetics101 for Healthcare Providers course, a board-certified medical genetics expert will provide a case-based presentation along with supporting reading material. Initially there will be 10 modules, with some modules covering general topics and others relating to a specific medical specialty. Topics in this first series:
2. Prenatal Genetics
3. Basic principles of pharmacogenomics
4. Online Genetics Resources
5. Inherited Cancer Syndromes
6. Genetics for the general practitioner (adults)
7. Genetics for Endocrinologists
8th. Genetics for cardiologists
9. Genetic processing for the pediatrician
10. General Overview of Genetics (coming soon)
This course is supported by an independent medical education grant from Illumina, Inc.
The ACMG is the largest group of medical geneticists in the country and the only medical society representing the full spectrum of medical genetics disciplines, including clinical and laboratory geneticists and genetic consultants in a single organization. ACMG’s mission is to improve health through the practice of medical genetics, education and clinical research, and to guide the safe and effective integration of genetics and genomics throughout medicine and healthcare, resulting in improved personal and public health health leads.
This activity has been approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
About the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the ACMG Foundation
Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is the only nationally recognized medical society dedicated to improving health through the clinical practice of medical genetics and genomics. The ACMG provides education, resources and a voice to more than 2,400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic consultants and other healthcare professionals, nearly 80% of whom are board certified in the specialty of medical genetics. The College’s mission is to develop and sustain initiatives related to medical genetics in clinical and laboratory practice, education, and advocacy. Four overarching strategies guide ACMG’s work: 1) Strengthen and expand ACMG’s position as the leading and pre-eminent authority in the field of medical genetics and genomics, including clinical research, while educating the medical community about the important role that Genetics and genomics will continue to play in understanding, preventing, treating and curing disease; 2) securing and expanding the professional staff in medical genetics and genomics; 3) to advocate for the field; and 4) to provide quality education to members and non-members. genetics in medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG website (www.acmg.net) provides resources including policy statements, practice guidelines, educational programs, and a Find a Genetic Service tool. ACMG’s education and health programs depend on charitable donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals through the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine.
SOURCE American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics