Integrating Clinical Genetics in Clinical Practice
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Expires on Dec 31, 2024
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1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 Participation Credit
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During the past couple of decades, the field of genetics/genomic has expanded exponentially.  This was facilitated by the development of next-generation sequencing technology which allowed us to sequence many genes simultaneously, and even the whole human genome within a few weeks.  This was unthinkable before 2000.  Since the completion of Human Genome Project 2003, numerous novel projects have been established to learn about the role of genetic variants in many disorders.  The term “Precision Medicine” is now a great “buzz” word for the future of medicine.  However, medical education in clinical genetics has not quite caught up with these rapid advances.

Therefore, this program was created in the hopes that every healthcare provider would be able to integrate genetic testing in their own practice whenever appropriate.  This initial program will focus mainly on monogenic disorders.

Having a definitive genetic diagnosis can facilitate the most appropriate management plans, and in addition, it may provide some solace to the patients and families who may be desperately seeking answers.  However, it is important that the patients are able to make informed decisions in this process.  One case is presented as an example of a genetic testing process.

Lastly, a few comments will be mentioned about polygenic disorders and polygenic risk scores which are becoming a very popular topic.  However, it is important to recognize that these types of genetic testing are fundamentally different from the traditional monogenic testing, and it is important to understand this difference so that the patients are guided accordingly. 

The intended audience for this activity includes a wide range of health care providers; many may deem this presentation beneficial.
  1. Review of basic terms in genetics and clinical genetics.
  • When should you suspect a genetic disease?
  • Why and what type of genetic testing should you order?
  • How do you interpret genetic test results?
  • What are implications of genetic testing?

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
The Endocrine Society designates each activity in this course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Please note that while other accrediting bodies accept AMA PRA Category 1 credit, we can only award and report this credit for MDs/DOs. For those outside of this accreditation, please complete the participation evaluation and use that certificate as proof of attendance to submit to your accrediting body.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - if eligible
Successful completion of each CME activity in this course, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

For questions about content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the Endocrine Society at


Masako Ueda, MD 

As a provider of CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society’s peer reviewers.

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