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Continuing Education Credits (CMEs and CEUs)

 

 

CME, CEU credits and PACE CEU credits may be reported by each attendee at the conclusion of the meeting via ASHG’s computerized self-reporting system. To apply for credits, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. A separate, non-refundable fee is required.

 

Continuing Medical Education Credits (CMEs)

The ASHG 2013 Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and ASHG. ACMG is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All educational programming is developed and must be presented in compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements. Therefore, ACMG designates this educational activity for maximum credits of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Procedures: There is a non-refundable $45 fee payable during the registration process. You can apply for credits through the online application available October 26, 2013. The deadline to submit your request is December 28, 2013. Attendees may pick up self-reporting tracking forms in either the ASHG Office or at the Information Counter located in the Registration Area of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). Please see section below for the learning objectives, target audience, disclosure policy and a list of authors with disclosures of potential conflicts of interest.

MDs and PhDs should apply for CMEs. The American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) will accept CMEs for MDs or PhDs participating in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program in any ABMG specialty.

 


 

Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) for Genetic Counselors

ASHG has been approved for up to 2.725 Category 1 CEU credits (27.25 contact hours) for genetic counselors through the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). NSGC is approved as an authorized provider of continuing education and training by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Procedures: There is a non-refundable $35 fee payable during the registration process. Registrants MUST apply for credits via the online submission system after the meeting. The submission site will open on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The deadline to request credits is December 3, 2013. No submissions will be taken after this deadline. You will need your registration ID in order to successfully complete the CEU application. Those who registered in advance received an e-mail with instructions and a copy of the tracking form. For your convenience, tracking forms will also be available in the ASHG Meeting Office or at the Information Counter located in the Registration Area of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

Genetic Counselors and Nurses should apply for CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.

 


 

Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) for California-Licensed Clinical and Molecular Laboratory Directors (PACE)

ASHG has been approved for Continuing Education Units for p to 27.0 units through the Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.) program for California-Licensed Clinical and Molecular Laboratory Directors.

Procedures: There is a non-refundable $35 fee payable during the registration process. Those who registered in advance received an e-mail with instructions and a copy of the self-reporting tracking. You may also pick up your CEU packet in the ASHG Meeting Office, Room 254. The deadline to submit your request for PACE credits is December 3, 2013. No requests will be taken after this date.

Clinical Laboratory Scientists should apply for PACE CEUs. ABMG will accept PACE CEUs for diplomats participating in the MOC program in the following categories: Clinical Biochemical Geneticist, Clinical Cytogeneticist, and Clinical Molecular Geneticist.
 

 


 

Meeting Learning Objectives

All attendees obtaining CME/CEU credits will be able to apply the newly acquired knowledge and use of methods in the evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, treatment and follow-up of patients with a variety of disorders. At the completion of the meeting, participants will be able to: (1) recognize gaps in knowledge of facts and new methods in genetics; (2) demonstrate ways that the new information and its context may be applied in their own practices; (3) better interpret results of complex genetic tests and recognize instances of most appropriate use; and (4) understand in detail the benefits and potential harms of utilizing the newest genetic technologies.

 


 

The 2013 ASHG Annual Meeting will help attendees to:

 

  • Identify and fill gaps in knowledge in human genetics in areas of statistical analysis, full genome sequencing, next generation sequencing, genetic neurodegenerative and other disorders, and epigenetics.
  • Explain the value and use of newest technological methods in full genome sequencing in diagnosis of disorders and family studies.
  • Provide context from discussions on the benefits and harms of returning results of full genome sequencing to patients.
  • Set principles for the provision of results and their interpretation in full genome sequencing and the diagnosis of genetic risks.
  • Accrue guidelines for the successful counseling of patients receiving complex genetic results.
  • Present the newest results of gene therapy trials so clinicians may enroll patients or apply therapies to appropriate patents.
  • Identify and explain the newest non-invasive pre-natal diagnostic methods.
  • Integrate results of genomic testing into electronic health records and other methods to store information.
  • Recognize methods to utilize centralized databases in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

 


 

Target Audience

This meeting is targeted to research scientists, clinical and laboratory practitioners and others interested in the field of human genetics. The program is varied so that participants may select from several concurrent sessions those that fit their specialized research interests and clinical practice applications.

 

The ASHG Annual Meeting attendees include:

 

  • Scientists/Researchers
  • Laboratory geneticists, directors, technicians and technologists
  • Educators
  • Medical and clinical geneticists
  • Physicians of all specialties with an interest in genetics, genomics and the genetic basis of disease
  • Genetic counselors
  • Nurses
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical development professionals
  • Fellows, trainees and students

 


 

Financial Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the policy of the American Society of Human Genetics, before their presentations, all faculty, speakers and moderators must disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) to be discussed during their presentation: receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected.  Disclosures will be included in the on-site Program Guide and in speakers slide presentation.

 

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