Genetics and Genomics Bundle
The Genetics and Genomics Bundle offers up to 3.5 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME and highlights the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) All of Us Research Program and its efforts to gather health data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. This CME bundle includes a recorded webinar and two self-paced sessions.
Getting Into Your Genes: Why Genetics Matters to Your Patients provides an overview of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program and its resources, as well as a genetics update for PAs and an examination of the value of genetics in medicine and in addressing health disparities. In addition, it features a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from All of Us community partners, including insights on their constituents’ experience with the program and more.
Taking the Guesswork Out of Everyday Genes dives into the basics of genetics and genomics, including the implications of genetic testing and therapies.
Research! Why Should I Do It? Embracing the Benefits of Research Participation explores research opportunities available through the All of Us Research Program and how PAs at the clinical level can get involved.
The Genetics and Genomics Bundle is a collaboration between AAPA, the African Heritage PA Caucus, the LBGT PA Caucus, PAs for Latino Health, and the Society of PAs in Genetics and Genomics.
At the conclusion of these activities, participants should be able to:
- Describe the mission, objectives, and scientific framework of the All of Us Research Program, and how it connects to PA practice and potential solutions to health concerns in the U.S.
- Recognize the value of genetics and genomics in medicine and in addressing health disparities, and the role PAs can play in supporting genomic research
- Recognize the experience of community partners working with the All of Us Research Program, including barriers to community involvement and strategies to address those barriers
- Review the basics of genetics and genomics to better understand how pharmacogenomic therapies and genetic testing impact patients
- Dissect implications of direct-to-consumer genetic/genomic testing
- Identify ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics and genomics testing and therapies
- Identify and demonstrate facility with resources that can be used in everyday, busy clinical practice
- Recognize why research is important and the benefits of research both for the patient and the researcher
- Gain an understanding of the barriers that may affect a patient’s decision to participate in research
- Identify strategies and information to address the patient's questions and concerns about distrust of research, as well as the personal implications and benefits of participation in research on addressing health disparities in their communities
Statement of Support
Sponsored by the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health. The program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Learn more at joinallofus.org.