Oct 11, 2021
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Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care and oncology specialties.   Statement of Need According the National Human Genome Research Institute, genomic factors play a role in nine of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S.; e.g. heart disease, cancer and diabetes.  If providers have a better understanding of genomic testing and applications, it can result in earlier diagnosis, interventions and targeted treatments for specific diseases, improving overall patient outcomes.   Objectives At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between genetic and genomic testing.
  2. Describe the essentials of genomic testing.
  3. Define key applications in clinical medicine where genomic testing is utilized: constitutional, oncology and microbiological.
  Moderator Steve Patton, D.O. Family Medicine Norton Community Medical Associates   Speaker Charles Myers, D.O.   Clinical and Laboratory Pathology Norton Medical Group   Moderator and Planner Disclosures  The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.   Commercial Support  There was no commercial support for this activity.     Physician Credits American Medical Association   Accreditation Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Resources for Additional Study  Candida auris: Diagnostic Challenges and Emerging Opportunities for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory   Chromosomal microarray analysis, including constitutional and neoplastic disease applications, 2021 revision: a technical standard of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)     Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |October 2021 Course Termination Date | October 2023 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or  
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