Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Clinician: A Case-Based Approach

June 1 from 7:30 AM-11:00 AM
McCormick Place, Room S103​

Course Description

This course will focus on cancer genomics and cancer genetics specifically for the clinician in a half-day format using real-world case-based discussion with renowned experts. It will cover both tumor and inherited genetic variation, as well as explain the variety of tests available to the clinician and when they should be administered. Implications on management and screening will also be discussed. Audience response questions will be incorporated into case presentations and the session will conclude with audience Q&A and discussion with a diverse panel of experts. With the proliferation of academic and commercial genetic tests, and the increasing utilization of matched tumor/normal sequencing with the potential for incidental findings, these topics are particularly relevant for clinicians in academic and community practices.

This course is approved for physician and nursing credits. Additional information regarding CE credits is listed below.

Course Agenda

Note: Session faculty will be added to the agenda below as presenters are confirmed.

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Case Presentations

Marie Wood, MD—Chair
University of Vermont

 

Case #1: Curation and Reclassification of Germline Variants

 

Marie Wood, MD
University of Vermont
Case #2: Incidental Germline Findings from Tumor Genomic Testing

 

Zsofia K. Stadler, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Case #3: Somatic MSI and Implications for Germline Testing and Treatment

 

Philippe L. Bedard, MD, FRCPC
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Case #4: Detection and Management of Clonal Hematopoiesis (CHIP)

 

Case Presenter Discussion

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Michael F. Berger
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

Y. Nancy You, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Clinician Perspective

 

TBD
Bioinformatics Scientist Perspective

 

TBD
Genetic Counselor Perspective

 

TBD
Nurse Practitioner Perspective

Course Committee

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Michael F. Berger, PhD (Co-Chair)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Marie Wood, MD, MPH​ (Co-Chair)​
University of Vermont

Banu Arun, MD, MPH
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Philippe Bedard, MD, FRCPC
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, APGN, FAAN
National Cancer Institute

Elaine Mardis, PhD
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Therese Mulvey, MD, MPH
Southcoast Hospitals Group

Christian Thomas, MD
New England Cancer Specialists

Accreditation 

In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Target Audience

The 2018 Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Clinician: A Case-Based Approach course is designed for the cancer care team; credit is offered for physicians and nurses, but all are encouraged to participate, as they may be able to apply for credit through their own licensing organization.

Disclaimer/Unlabeled Usage Statement         

The information presented is that of the contributing authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and/or any named commercial entity providing financial support. Specific therapies discussed may not be approved and/or specified for use as indicated. Therefore, before prescribing any medication, please review the complete prescribing information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse effects.