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The following ISCC-PEG working groups are no longer active.  Information about these groups are retained solely for historical purposes.

Case Studies

  • Collect existing use cases and disseminate through ISCC dissemination efforts.
  • Develop general and society-specific use cases in genetics in five general topic areas:
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Family History
    • Rare, single gene disorders
    • Common Disease with genetic component
    • Whole Genome/Exome sequencing
      • Incidental Findings
  • Coordinate with the Educational Products WG to identify and develop materials to support use cases
  • Coordinate with the Competencies WG to review existing competencies and explore how to translate into use cases that support competency achievement.
  • Engage with the specialty end users to:
  • Identify subjects of interest for use case development.
  • Evaluate disseminated use cases for relevance and utility.
  • See "Cases" in "Resources and Articles".


  • Review surveys and other sources to see what competencies would fit into current clinical practice.
  • Review any existing competencies in genomic medicine education and existing guidelines in the use of genomics.
  • Work with individual professional societies to determine their desire for competencies and where they would fit in.
  • This working group completed its primary aims and went dormant in January 2015.
  • See "Articles" in "Resources and Articles".

Global Educational Products Working Group

  • Collect existing educational products from ISCC representatives.
  • Identify relevant federally-funded resources and initiatives (such as CRVR, PharmGKB, Genetic Testing Registry) that could assist genomics education efforts and clinical practice.
  • Work with use cases group to identify areas of emphasis for educational products (e.g. ordering of genetic tests, counseling, return of results).
  • See "Recorded Webinars" in "Resources and Articles".

Engagement of Specialty Boards

  • Determine the extent that specialty boards already have genomics in their examinations.
  • Reach out to specialty boards that may not be integrating genomics into exams at this time.
  • Link specialty boards with relevant professional societies that are already implementing genomics education or are looking to implement.

Innovative Approaches to Education

  • Develop novel ways to teach genomics, building on the highly successful 'Training Residents in Genomics (TRIG)' approach developed through NCI R25 funding and educational design support from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
  • See "Resources and Articles" for information on "Universal" Exercises.

Insurer Staff Education

  • Identify areas of greatest need for genomics knowledge in the clinical context among the staff and medical directors of health insurers' claims and preauthorization processing pipelines.
  • Execute a pilot webinar series to educate insurer staff, and gather effectiveness data iteratively.
    See "Recorded Webinars" in "Resources and Articles".

Speaking Genetics

  • Identify language use patterns in genomics spoken language in professional, community and patient-provider contexts.
  • Create recommendations for language use in patient-centered genomics communications that optimize understanding and minimize the need to learn new scientific, medical or technical terms and phrases.
  • See "Speaking Genetics: GARD Data Analysis Summary" in "Resources and Articles".

Last updated: April 26, 2023