Day 5 | Live Virtual Workshops | Intensive Course in Community Cancer Genetics & Research Training
The increasing demand for genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA) services has been fueled by the rapid evolution of genetic information and direct-to-consumer marketing by commercial genetic testing vendors. Identifying hereditary cancer predisposition through GCRA allows for intensified measures to prevent cancers or detect them at an earlier, more treatable stage. Once delivered, primarily through academic health centers, the demand for GCRA services in the community setting is steadily increasing. There is a surge in demand for GCRA services across the nation, but too few clinicians with adequate training to provide GCRA services.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Genetic Counselors, Master's or PhD in Genetics or Advanced Practice Nurses.
- Integrate cancer genetics and oncology knowledge into clinical practice.
- Apply skills commensurate with practitioner-level proficiency into the cancer risk assessment and case management process.
- Recommend risk-appropriate options for cancer screening and prevention, including imaging, chemo preventive and surgical interventions.
- Incorporate understanding of medical, ethical, legal and psychosocial ramifications of cancer risk counseling and testing into clinical practice.
- Examine the value of hereditary cancer registries, cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention studies for patients and clinicians.
- Realize greater professional self-efficacy related to genetic cancer risk assessment skills.
- Incorporate Web-based resources into ongoing practice-based education, professional development, and research support.
Virtual Meeting- Zoom