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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.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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