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About This Program

An interactive, practice-focused workshop for primary care providers that improves clinical skills in assessing genetic risk for cancer, ordering and interpreting genetic testing and managing patients at increased risk for cancer. The Jackson Laboratory and American Society of Human Genetics developed this workshop to be hosted at locations across the country. It can be adapted to needs of the hosting institution.

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Interactive Case Studies

Expert facilitators lead participants through model cases. Participants share answers with the large group with an audience response system and with other participants in lively small group discussions.

Standardized Patient

Real clinicians and medical actors demonstrate clinical interactions around risk assessment, evaluation, and management for a hereditary cancer risk.

Patient Videos

Videos present patient perspectives around cancer family history and genetic testing.

Gamification

Participants get the opportunity to test their knowledge and see how they stack up against their peers both online and during the workshop.

Tools and Factsheets

Tools and factsheets provide support during the program and can be later used in clinic.

Blended Learning

Participants receive ongoing education for an entire year following the workshop to reinforce and build on what they have learned.

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Interactive Case Studies
Standardized Patient
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Patient Videos
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Gamification
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Tools and Factsheets
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Blended Learning

Expert Facilitators

Faculty includes both educators experienced with delivering the Cancer Genetics Management program as well as local expert clinicians who will be trained on facilitating the curriculum. Faculty includes diverse perspectives in primary care and cancer genetics. Examples below.

Howard Levy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH

Director, GI Colon Cancer Genetics Program, University of Michigan

Michael Simon, MD, MPH

Director, Cancer Genetics Services, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Diane Seibert, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Daniel K. Inouye, Graduate School of Nursing

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View Sample Materials

Examples of slides, agenda, and handouts.

What our
participants
say

Comments from the evaluation surveys at our last workshop

I enjoyed the group activities and online voting.

Farmington Participant

Very comprehensive in scope.

Farmington Participant

It was highly interactive; used many modalities of learning . . . and reinforced practice of a few key concepts.

Farmington Participant

Interactive, applicable, and real.

Farmington Participant

I’m excited to be here and looking forward to ongoing communications and hopefully professional collaborations

Farmington Participant

Contact Us to Learn More

Contact us for more information and to discuss hosting the program at your local institution!

Call Us
207-288-6971
Email

ccep@jax.org