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ABIM MOC Activity ID

12/10/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Genomic Medicine





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risks of genomic sequencing.
  • Describe the benefits of genomic sequencing.
  • Evaluate the risk-benefit balance of genomic sequencing.
  • Identify ethical issues related to the return of genomic sequencing results.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  • Landry LG, Ali N, Williams DR, et al. Lack of Diversity in Genomic Databases is a Barrier to Translating Precision Medicine Research into Practice. Health Affairs. 2018:37(5).
  • Christensen, K.D., Vassy, J.L., Phillips, K.A. et al. Short-term costs of integrating whole-genome sequencing into primary care and cardiology settings: a pilot randomized trial. Genet Med 20, 1544–1553 (2018) doi:10.1038/gim.2018.35.
  • Robinson, J.O., Wynn, J., Biesecker, B. et al. Psychological outcomes related to exome and genome sequencing result disclosure: a meta-analysis of seven Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium studies. Genet Med 21, 2781–2790 (2019).

Amy Lynn McGuire, JD, PhD — Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. McGuire is a consultant with Geisinger Research, Morgridge Institute for Research, Texas Medical Center, Greenwall Foundation, she receives grant/research support from NIH. Dr. McGuire is a stockholder of Facebook Inc.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.