Cancer Genetics: Prevention, Testing, and Treatment (RP1903F)
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This will be a full-day educational event focusing on updating community and internal physicians, nurses, and staff on the current landscape of cancer genetics. Topics will include an update on genetic syndromes and management, genetic counseling/testing strategies, population screening, and patients' experiences with genetic testing and living with a genetic predisposition to cancer. After attending, the audience should leave with a better understanding of hereditary predisposition syndromes, management guidelines, and testing criteria. This will aid them in their own practices and improve patient care.
This symposium is designed for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Genetic Counseling that are interested in the current scope of hereditary cancer.
- Apply basic genetics concepts in discussions with patients and recognize patients appropriate for referral to cancer genetics.
- Discuss updated testing and management guidelines for patients at risk for hereditary breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers.
- Identify newly described genes associated with breast, colon and pancreatic cancer.
- Identify patients who may benefit from tumor genomic testing or germline testing to introduce new therapeutic options.
- Identify and manage patients with VHL and other hereditary kidney cancer predisposition syndromes based on current consensus guidelines.
- Identify and discuss unaffected patients who are at risk for Lynch syndrome.
- Discuss a patient’s view on medical management, and identify the psychosocial components that come with living with a genetic disease.
- Identify and discuss the differences between laboratory tests as well as the different options associated with ordering genetic testing.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UT Southwestern University Hospitals is pending approval for continuing nursing education credit by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. It is also pending approval for CEUs for Genetic Counselors as provided the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
This activity provides 5.00 contact hours.
UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 4.83 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
- 5.00 AMA
- 5.00 Attendance
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- Return to this course page, select the designated fee and click the "add to cart" button.
- In the following "checkout" pages you will verify and process your payment.
- After registration is completed, a confirmation will be sent by email.
A $25 handling fee will be deducted from all cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email or fax prior to March 15, 2019. No refund will be made thereafter.
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