The 2019 MSRGN Genetics Summit is designed for a broad based audience whose commonality is interest in genetics. The program has been developed with four primary focus areas. These include newborn screening and the direct interaction between state laboratories, consumers, and lawmakers to improve outcomes, public health genomics and population genomics, consumer engagement and outreach to underserved populations, and emerging genetic and therapeutic technologies. The topics are aimed to facilitate new knowledge and understanding in these areas that may enable increased access to genetic services. The conference will promote the mission of MSRGN to ensure that individuals with genetic disorders and their families have access to quality care and appropriate genetic expertise and information through facilitating a professional network of genetics clinics, key primary care practices, consumer advocates, and state health department resources.
- To increase the participants knowledge and understanding of newborn screening, public health genomics, and state of the art genetic technologies to aid in patient care and improve patient outcomes.
- To understand available resources and enable networking across regional stakeholders to increase access to genetic services, especially to underserved populations.
- Participants should be able to compare and contrast different cultural perspectives on genetics, genetic testing, and genetic conditions.
- Participants should be able to interpret culturally conscious ways to speak with families and individuals with potential genetic conditions and how to adapt the conversation to others with different cultural perspectives than one’s own.
Continuing Medical, Nursing and Genetic Counselor Education Credits:
*Medical: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Colorado and Mountain States Regional Genetics Network. Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 14.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.
**Genetic Counselor CEUs: The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Mountain States Regional Genetics Network 2019 Genetics Summit to offer up to 1.425 CEUs or 14.25 Category 1 contact hours for the activity MSRGN 2019 Genetics Summit. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.