Genes and Cancer Risk: Opportunities for Prevention
TPC Michigan Golf Club, Dearborn, MI
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This event offers an opportunity for providers in primary care and other settings to learn the basics of cancer genetics from an expert team. Attendees will gain the tools necessary to recognize individuals at increased risk of hereditary cancer, connect patients to genetic services, and integrate cancer genetics into their practice, including the management of individuals with known hereditary syndromes including Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Lynch syndrome. Additional topics will include an update on direct-to-consumer testing companies like 23andMe, genetic testing and insurance, and the latest in genetics for cancer prevention and treatment.
This activity is appropriate for:
House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians
In the fields of:
Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Primary Care
At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
- The importance of identifying individuals at increased risk of hereditary cancer
- How to differentiate between individuals at high versus average risk of hereditary cancer in order to promote the most appropriate utilization of genetic services
- Strategies to connect patients to genetic services
- Best practices related to the integration and management of cancer genetics into clinical practice
For more information on the event and to register, click here.