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2021 Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week

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Genomics is becoming an increasingly important part of patient care, but healthcare providers may not be aware of the genomics education resources available. The National Human Genome Research Institute and its partners are organizing a social media campaign from June 7-11, 2021, that focuses on healthcare provider genomics education. This initiative will include panel discussions, webinars, Twitter chats and Q&As.

Follow on Twitter: #MedGeneEd21



Explore a different theme each day:

June 7: Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

Panel Discussion Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Healthcare Professionals

11:00 a.m. ET

Members of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee on Practitioner Education in Genomics, Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing Project Group are hosting a panel discussion on Monday June 7th. Project group members will share tools and resources designed for healthcare professionals who do not have a background in genetics.

(Pharmaco)genomics education in the Netherlands and Europe: how far have we come and where to go next?

10:00 a.m. ET
4:00 p.m. CET

Meeting ID: 727 946 2386
Passcode: #MedGene21
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June 8: Pharmacogenomics

American Heart Association Webinar: Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics for Healthcare Providers

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

We will review why we should start caring about pharmacogenetics/genomics in cardiology, as we dismiss some common myths. Then we will review current pharmacogenetic clinical guidelines & recommendations specific to cardiology. We will review the evidence and recommendations in depth for clopidogrel, and apply pharmacogenetics to a patient case. We will review resources & ongoing research in cardiovascular pharmacogenetics, and we will have open Q&A with an expert panel.

Presenters: Drs. Jasmine Luzum, Akin Oni-Orisan, Julio Duarte
Moderator: Dr. Jennie Lin

Introduction to Pharmacogenomics – a Twitter Chat with PharmGKB and CPIC for Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT

PharmGKB and CPIC are two of the leading resources in pharmacogenomics. Join us for a chat introducing the basics of pharmacogenomics and its use in clinical practice.

Follow: @Pharmgkb, @cpicpgx on Twitter and join in the conversation

Ask Me Anything About Pharmacogenomics

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

The Standardizing Laboratory Practices in Pharmacogenomics Initiative (STRIPE) Collaborative Community will host a live LinkedIn & Twitter chat. Members of the STRIPE Collaborative Community will weigh in on questions submitted via LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Follow @cc_pgx on Twitter

Collaborative Communities with CDRH Participation

June 9: Inclusive Genetics

American Heart Association Webinar: Key Concepts and Best Practices in Cardiomyopathy Genetic Testing

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

A dive into basic principles of cardiomyopathy genetics and genetic testing. An interactive live webinar with attendees providing input on a presented case. Hear more about educational resources, germane AHA guidelines statements, AHA’s upcoming curriculum "From Concepts to Practice: A Guide to Cardiovascular Genomics"

Presenters: Drs. Andrew Landstrom, Anwar Chahal, Niels Voight, Jordan Ezekian
Moderated by Dr. Jennie Lin

June 10: Cancer Genomics

Bigger is Not Always Better: What You Should Know Before Ordering a Genomic Tumor Test

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Kate Reed, M.P.H., Sc.M., CGC
Director, Clinical Education
The Jackson Laboratory

Genomic tumor testing includes a range of test options with varying benefits and limitations. This educational webinar will discuss common misconceptions about genomic testing in precision oncology, provide tips for optimizing testing strategy and introduce attendees to additional educational resources. The Jackson Laboratory is a non-profit biomedical research organization and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

Cancer is a Thief: A Survivor's Story of Reclaiming Life

8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT via the Clubhouse App

With targeted therapies becoming the new standard of care in oncology, next-generation sequencing companion diagnostics are widely seen as driving the selection of treatments to optimize patient outcomes in the future. Join Illumina Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Phil Febbo and AJ Patel, a lung cancer survivor, as they discuss the impact companion diagnostics has had on AJ’s life as well as the future of personalized genomics.

June 11

American Heart Association Webinar: Vascular Genetics: Approaches to Aortopathies and Arteriopathies

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CT

Learn about Mendelian aortopathies, including: Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, Vascular EDS, and non-syndromic Heritable TAD. We will review common allelic contribution to vascular disease and provide an overview of core molecular mechanisms. We will discuss approaches to new gene discovery in Vascular Genetics, and we will provide an opportunity for questions and discussion with our presenters.

Presenters: Drs. Lisa Wilsbacher, Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Wesley Abplanalp, Anwar Chahal
Moderated by Dr. Jennie Lin


23andMe, Inc.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AAFP)
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) and University of Colorado
American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics Practice and Research Network
American Medical Women's Association
Association for Molecular Pathology
Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG)
Center for Preventive Care and Genetics, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®) 
Columbia University Medical Center
Creighton University
Department of Nursing Science, University of Benin
Duke University School of Medicine
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI)
Genome Plus, Australia
Harvard University
Inheret, Inc.
International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG)
Las Tunas Teaching General Hospital, Cuba
Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Cancer Genomics Program
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)
National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC)
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Nursing academia, National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), Samuel Merritt University
Oncology Nursing Society
Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB)
Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine
St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
Texas Christian University (TCU)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
The Jackson Laboratories
The University of Vermont
UCLA Extension
Universidad Nacional de Lanús / CONICET, Argentina
University of Colorado
University of Eastern Finland
University of PIttsburgh
University of Toronto, Canada
Western States Regional Genetics Network/Minority Genetic Professionals Network

Last updated: June 14, 2021