USMD's 'Updates in Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer' (JS1811D)

November 6, 2018

This annual lecture will provide updates on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for genetics referrals and discuss the availability and impact of expanded genetic testing options (i.e. broader panel genetic testing). Additionally, discussion and updates in management for individuals with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, specifically with regard to cancer screening/prevention and treatment considerations, and highlight the importance of interdisciplinary care.

Target Audience

The conference will convene physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in the care of breast cancer patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss recent updates and recommendations of management/surveillance
  • Identify appropriate patients and families for genetic counseling referral and discuss how providers can go about referring qualifying patients
  • Review and discuss recent research on hereditary cancers
  • Recognize interdependence between physicians and clinicians when caring for patients with hereditary cancer syndromes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/06/2018 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/06/2018 - 2:00pm CST

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and USMD Arlington. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance


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