Illumina presents free e-learning webinar: ‘Genomics in Clinical Practice’

Illumina specialize in genomic testing in a number of therapeutic areas and currently they support a series of four ACCME accredited e-learning webinars for Physicians titled ‘Genomics in Clinical Practice’.  This series, which was developed and is currently launched by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) in the US, aims to help physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not board-certified geneticists to understand genomics in the clinical setting.

The educational programs currently available as CME (Continuing Medical Education) e-learning webinars are:

 *   Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening
 *   Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS)
 *   Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD/PGS)
 *   Understanding Your Genome: Genomics in Clinical Practice

The first three programs listed above consist of 2-3 hour webinars containing several modules which address different aspects of the application of genomic testing to the particular area of clinical use.  In addition the ACMG has also released a 3 hour recorded CME program as part of the series: Understanding Your Genome: Genomics in Clinical Practice Symposium, which focuses on the full spectrum of genetic testing applications, educating physicians on the basics of clinical genome and exome sequencing while explaining the utility these tests can have for patients. All of these CME programs are presented by recognized experts in the field.

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