Massachusetts Medical Society: Genetics for the Nongeneticist Webinar Series

Genetics for the Nongeneticist Webinar Series

Genetics for the Nongeneticist Webinar Series


Series Overview 

Primary care physicians are increasingly encountering situations where diagnosis and treatment will be affected by genetic testing. Because rare disorders are not covered in depth in most medical education curricula, primary care physicians often lack training to confidently diagnose and manage patients suffering from these illnesses. This recorded webinar series provides a strong foundational understanding of genetics, tools to support improved decision making, and communication strategies, which will positively impact patient outcomes regardless of a specific diagnosis.


5-Part CME Webinar Series - click individual webinar below to access. 

Webinar 1 - Genetic Testing in Primary Care 


Webinar 2Going on Metabolism Rounds: Patients with Encephalopathy 


Webinar 3How Rare is Rare? Why it Pays to Think of Zebras 

Webinar 4 - Going on Metabolism Rounds: Patients with Muscle Symptoms - coming soon

Webinar 5 - Positive Newborn Screen – Now What? - coming soon


Intended Audience
This webinar series is designed for all providers including Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.  


Course Objectives

  • Gain foundational understanding of the intersection of genetics in primary care practice
  • Develop strategies to improve timely diagnosis and treatment of rare and genetic conditions
    • Demonstrate effective communication of genetic information to patients, families, and medical specialists

      Course Fees Per Webinar
      Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
      MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
      Non-Member Physician: Free
      Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
      Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

    This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $635,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.


    Accreditation & Credit Information

    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and New England Regional Genetics Network. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Each activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.


    National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)

    Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing each activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


    Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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