Intensive Course in Community Cancer Genetics and Research Training | Full Spectrum & Workshops ~ Track 1

The increasing demand for genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) services has been fueled by the rapid evolution of genetic information and direct-to-consumer marketing by commercial genetic testing vendors. Identifying hereditary cancer predisposition through genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) allows for intensified measures to prevent cancers or detect them at an earlier, more treatable stage. Once delivered primarily through academic health centers, the demand for GCRA services in the community setting is steadily increasing.  There is a surge in demand for GCRA services across the nation, but too few clinicians with adequate training to provide GCRA services.  

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Genetic Counselors, Master's or PhD in Genetics or Advanced Practice Nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate cancer genetics and oncology knowledge into clinical practice. 
  • Apply skills commensurate with practitioner-level proficiency into the cancer risk assessment and case management process.
  • Recommend risk-appropriate options for cancer surveillance and prevention as part of the cancer risk assessment, including imaging, chemo preventive and surgical interventions.
  • Incorporate understanding of medical, legal , and psychosocial ramifications of cancer risk counseling and testing into clinical practice and research collaboration.
  • Discuss clinical research methodologies in cancer genetics epidemiology and cancer prevention trials for high-risk cohorts.
  • Recognize the roles and practical issues related to Human Subjects Protections, Informed Consent, Institutional Review Board and HIPAA in clinical research.
  • Provide resources and information on current hereditary cancer registries , cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention studies to patients and professional colleagues.
  • Realize greater professional self-efficacy related to cancer risk counseling and counseling skills.
  • Incorporate web-based resources into ongoing professional development and practice-centered support.
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City of Hope ~ Virtual Meeting
United States

Virtual Meeting- Zoom



ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 89.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:

 AMA PRA Category 1™  89.25

The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 89.25 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

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