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Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics
Fifth In-Person Meeting

ISCC Meeting Attendees, January 14, 2016
Group photo

January 14, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

National Institutes of Health
Natcher Conference Center
Building 45, Room E1/E2
Bethesda, Md. 20852

The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee (ISCC) held its fifth in-person meeting on January 14, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. The Co-Chairs, Drs. Bob Wildin and Ann Karty, provided this summary of themes of the meeting:


Theme I: Expanding patient safety and implementing genomic educational activities: ways to provide point-of-care education to health professionals; real-life examples, context, and results from non-geneticist doctors working with patients

  • Michael Murray: "Primary Provider 'Just in Time' Education that Supports Screening Healthy Volunteers with Genomics"
  • Sam Johnson: "Genomics and Patient Safety: Practical Applications for Pharmacogenomics"

Theme II: What has been learned through experience about provider education

  • Dr. Jeff Weitzel: "City of Hope Intensive Course and Clinical Cancer Genomics Community of Practice: Multimodal Professional Development for Community Clinicians"
  • Jeannette McCarthy: "A Practical Approach to Precision Medicine"

Theme III: What's new in provider education

  • Kate Reed and Katie Johansen-Taber: "Collaborating on online genomics education for providers"
  • Steve Singer: "Update on Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education Developments"
  • New avenues for future exploration: International Genomic Education

All participants came from different perspectives and left the meeting with different take-away messages.

Read more details in the Meeting MinutesPDF file

Meeting Attendees

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Goals of Meeting Ann Karty
8:35 a.m. Current Status of ISCC Work Products and Plans
Slides PDF file
Bob Wildin
8:45 a.m. Review Mission/Vision/Strategic Plan of ISCC
Slides PDF file
Ann Karty
9:00 a.m. A Practical Approach to Precision Medicine
Slides PDF file
Jeannette McCarthy
9:35 a.m. Genomics and Patient Safety: Practical Applications for Pharmacogenomics
Slides PDF file
Samuel Johnson
10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Update on Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education Developments Steve Singer
10:45 a.m. Primary Provider "Just in Time" Education that Supports Screening Healthy Volunteers with Genomics
Slides PDF file
Michael Murray
11:20 a.m. The Patient's Voice
Slides PDF file
David Dubin
11:45 a.m. Lunch/Break
12:45 p.m. Case Studies
Slides PDF file
Reed Pyeritz
Wendy Rubinstein
12:55 p.m. Educational Products

Slides PDF file

Development of competency-based genomic education resource for physiciansPDF file

Kristin Weitzel
Donna Messersmith
1:05 p.m.

Innovative Approaches to Education *

Slides PDF file

Exercise 1: Single Gene TestingPDF file

Exercise 2: Use of Multigene AssaysPDF file

Exercise 3: Whole-Genome SequencingPDF file

Exercise 4: Polygenic Disease Testing and Pharmacogenomics PDF file

Rich Haspel
Teri Manolio
* NOTE: Rich Haspel and Teri Manolio of the Innovative Approaches Working Group (IAWG) have asked all in-person and remote attendees to look over the four universal training modules prior to the meeting. This will help everyone in understanding the presentation and the potential for adapting to their organization's specialty.
1:15 p.m. Insurer Staff Education

Webinars for Health Insurers and Payers: Understanding Genetic Testing

Suzanne Belinson
Bob Wildin
1:25 p.m. Speaking Genetics
Slides PDF file
Suzanne Belinson
Carla Easter
1:35 p.m. Break
1:50 p.m. City of Hope Intensive Course and Clinical Cancer Genomics Community of Practice: Multimodal Professional Development for Community Clinicians
Slides PDF file
Jeffrey Weitzel
2:25 p.m. Collaborating on online genomics education for providers (JAX/AMA/Scripps)
Slides PDF file
Kate Reed (JAX)
Katie Johansen Taber (AMA)
Interactive Discussion Groups (45 minutes)
2:45 p.m.

Role for International Organizations
Slides PDF file

NIH Facilitator for WebEx: Rebecca Hong

Genomics Education Funding Ideas

NIH Facilitator for WebEx: Faye Brown

Collaborating on Genomics Education Projects

NIH Facilitator for WebEx: Elizabeth Tuck

Wild Card

NIH Facilitator for WebEx: Rosann Wise
3:30 p.m. Report Back from Interactive Discussion Groups (~ 5 minutes each Discussion Group)
3:55 p.m. Discussion of Next Steps for ISCC Bob Wildin
Ann Karty
4:15 p.m. Wrap-Up, Around the Table Ann Karty
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Additional Meeting Materials


  • Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Ricker C, Sand S, Uman GC and Weitzel JN. Outcomes from intensive training in genetic cancer risk counseling for clinicians. Genetics in Medicine, 7(1):40-7. 2005. [PubMed]
  • Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Culver JO, Huizenga CR, Morgan RJ, Uman GC and Weitzel JN. Personalized cancer genetics training for personalized medicine: improving community-based health care through a genetically literate workforce. Genetics in Medicine, 13(9):832-840. 2011. [PubMed Central].
  • Green RC, Berg JS, Grody WW, Kalia SS, Korf BR, Martin CL et al. ACMG Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing. Genetics in Medicine, 15(7):565-74. 2013. [PubMed Central]
  • Manolio TA, Murry MF. The growing role of professional societies in educating clinicians in genomics. Genetics in Medicine, 16(8):517-572. 2014. [PubMed]
  • Blazer KR, Nehoray B, Solomon I, Niell-Swiller M, Culver JO, Uman GC and Weitzel JN. Next-generation testing for cancer risk: perceptions, experiences, and needs among early adopters in community healthcare settings. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 19(12), 657-665. 2015. [PubMed]

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