Basic Concepts of Genetics and Genomics
The activity is an online course in genetics/genomics that comprehensively covers the topics outlined in “Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” Providers will watch 16 modules, ~4 hours total in duration, and complete multiple-choice, self-assessment questions linked to the modules to ensure an understanding of the material. After completion of the online course, providers will be “literate” with respect to genetics/genomics issues that are likely to be important for clinical practice in the next 5 years (as outlined in the aforementioned Scientific Statement).
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Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians  

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this activity includes the following: (1) Register and attend the course. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your AHA Certificate of attendance.  CME/CE credit is offered for this activity.

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Firefox (Latest Version)
Google Chrome
Windows 7 or above
Safari (Latest Version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
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Mac OS 10.4

Cost to Attend 
“Pay-per-View” registration cost: $45.00 (free for AHA members)


Target Audience
Physicians
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Primary Care, Cardiology and Genetics
Nurses
-Primary Care, Cardiology and Genetics
Pharmacists
-Primary Care, Cardiology and Genetics

Description
This activity is an online course in genetics/genomics that comprehensively covers the topics outlined in “Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific statement from the American Heart Association.” After completion of the online course, providers will be “literate” with respect to genetics/genomics issues that are likely to be important for clinical practice in the next 5 years (as outlined in the aforementioned Scientific Statement).

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this course, the learner will be better able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of molecular biology.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of monogenic (Mendelian) genetics.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of polygenic (complex) genetics.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques of modern human genetics, including genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing studies.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of emerging clinical applications of genetics/genomics, including disease risk prediction and pharmacogenetics.

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

13 minutes

Basics of molecular biology: DNA and RNA

 Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1

13 minutes

Basics of molecular biology: transcription and translation

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1

18 minutes

The genome and DNA variants

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1

19 minutes

Coding variants

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1,2

16 minutes

Noncoding variants

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1,3

22 minutes

Genotyping and sequencing to determine the identity of DNA variants

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

1,4

7 minutes

Monogenic traits and disorders: dominant, recessive, co-dominant

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2

16 minutes

Monogenic traits and disorders: Mendel's first law

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2

10 minutes

Monogenic traits and disorders: Mendel's second law

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2

19 minutes

Pedigrees and Mendelian transmission of disease

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2

17 minutes

Linkage studies

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2,4

20 minutes

Next-generation sequencing studies

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

2,4

16 minutes

Common variants and linkage disequilibrium

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

3

15 minutes

Genome-wide association studies

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

3,4

12 minutes

Risk prediction in complex diseases

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

5

9 minutes

Pharmacogenomics

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

5

 

Accreditation Statements: 

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  July 2015

TERMINATION DATE:  July 2018

LAST REVIEW DATE: July 2015

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM:

  • ACCME/AMA (Physicians) - July 6, 2015 - July 5, 2018
  • ANCC (Nurses) - July 6, 2015 - July 5, 2018

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

**ACCME credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity has expired.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.25 contact hours. **ANCC credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity has expired.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE Credit: 3.25 Contact Hours or 0.325 CEUs.  Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-761-H01P. **ACPE credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance. Credit will not be available to claim after 30 days of attending the activity.


Steps for Successful Completion
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

Faculty:

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cambridge, MA
Member, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology

 

Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other Speaker’s Bureau

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

Harvard University  

 None

None

None

None

None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.


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This activity is online.

Contact Information
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Copyright Information
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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$45.00
Activity Price
233 Registered Users
Credits
3.25 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

3.25 CEU> Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education> ACPE

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

3.25 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

3.25 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit