Experts Discuss Genetic Disease Update on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Discuss Genetic Disease Update on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to get an update on how clinical genetics is improving the outcomes and survival of patients with breast cancer and heart failure. We’re pleased to welcome this week’s guests. Kevin Sweet is a genetics counselor and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and he is going to discuss breast cancer genetics. And Elizabeth Jordan is a genetics counselor and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine who will be talking about the genetics of cardiomyopathy.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome; provide a case example of genetic/genomic testing and management of a patient and family with hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome; describe the current state of the genetics of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), including (1) list clinically relevant DCM genes, (2) outline the Genetic Testing process for DCM, and (3) discuss the guidelines for the family-based genetic evaluation of cardiomyopathy; explore a genetic DCM case example; and consider future directions of DCM genetics.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of inherited breast cancer
  • Epidemiology of inherited cardiomyopathy

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