Genetics Webinar Series 2022 - 2023

Program Information

In partnership with the New England Regional Genetics Network, or NERGN, the Genetics webinar series aims to provide a variety of healthcare providers with a working knowledge of Genetics, review unique challenges, and improve understanding of available Genetics resources.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Dental
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physicians' Assistants
  • Psychologists and Counselors
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Social Workers

Registration Information

There is no fee associated with this program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to do the following:

  • Improve the capacity of primary care providers and the interprofessional care team to successfully collaborate with genetic specialists in the care of their patients
  • Develop primary care provider understanding of some of the unique challenges encountered when discussing genetic conditions with patients and their families
  • Increase the primary care team’s understanding of the resources available at their disposal in the care of their patients 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 7.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 7.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 7.00 ADA CERP
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 7.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 7.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 7.00 CDR
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
  • 7.00 Participation Hour(s)
Activity opens: 
01/01/2022
Activity expires: 
12/31/2023

Faculty

Jodi Hoffman, MD, is the Medical Director of the Boston Genetic Counseling Master’s Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University, and practices Medical Genetics at Boston Medical Center.

Mark Korson, MD, is a Boston-based biochemical and metabolic geneticist. As the Director of Physician Support at VMP Genetics, he is pioneering the concept of telehealth and peer-to-peer consultation as a way of addressing the genetics workforce shortage. As VMP's Director of Education, Dr. Korson regularly hosts lectures and workshops with the aim of educating non-geneticists to play more of a role in the diagnosis and management of patients with metabolic disease. Dr. Korson has also co-founded and co-directs the North American Metabolic Academy. Regionally, he is on the board of the New England Regional Genetics Network, and hosts the annual Rare Disease Day Speakers Series on behalf of Rare New England.

Stephanie Sacharow, MD,  is a medical geneticist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sacharow graduated from Vanderbilt University and then from the University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics, and has been practicing for over 15 years. Dr. Sacharow was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015, and is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. She was involved with the implementation and execution of expanded newborn screening for metabolic disease in South Florida. She is currently the medical director of the PAL clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital and the director of the Dr. Harvey Levy Program for Phenylketonuria and Related Conditions. She has been involved in research studies with a focus on autism, genomic imbalances, inborn errors of metabolism and other rare disorders.

Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

Faculty Disclosures

  • No additional faculty have disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.
Speaker(s)

Mark Korson, MD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Tessera;.
has a financial relationship (Grant Or Contract) with Recordati;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with HemoShear;.
has a financial relationship (Grant Or Contract) with Moderna;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Glycomine;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Solace;.
has a financial relationship (Grant Or Contract) with Travere;.
has a financial relationship (Grant Or Contract) with Aeglea;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Eton;.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   

Designation Statement

 Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants, American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers and credit to registered dieticians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) at its activities. Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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Available Credit

  • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 7.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 7.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 7.00 ADA CERP
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 7.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 7.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 7.00 CDR
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
  • 7.00 Participation Hour(s)
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Required Hardware/Software

  • This online activity requires use of a device connected to the Internet, such as a computer tablet or mobile device. 
  • The activity will take place over Zoom, which must be accessed directly from within the activity.