Course : Developing Care Models for Patients with Secondary Genomic Findings

Held during the 2017 Genetics and Genomics Review Course in Tampa, Florida. Click 'Launch" for more information.



Routine pursuit of incidental and secondary genomic findings within DNA sequences has prompted a need for the development of better structured clinical management approaches of these results. Screening of DNA sequence in search of these findings constitutes a precursor to an eventual use of genomics for population screening; therefore the WHO criteria for screening that calls for the availability of “facilities for diagnosis and treatment” is relevant to these efforts. The clinical approach to patients ascertained in this manner will initially require extrapolation from patient data ascertained “traditionally”; however sites taking on the management of this new set of patients need to acquire data specific to this ascertainment approach so that management can be refined over time. This session will review four separate efforts to approach patients with secondary genomic findings. The panel will discuss clinical management issues including institutional support for infrastructure, as well as efforts to develop standardized approaches to clinical follow-up care.


All healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and increasing their understanding of the genetic basis of common, chronic health problems affecting both children and adults will find the programming applicable to their practice. These select sessions from the ACMG Annual Meeting are targeted for the following professionals:
• Medical and clinical geneticists
• Physicians of all specialties with an interest in genetics, genomics and the genetic basis of disease
• Genetic counselors
• Laboratory geneticists, directors, technicians and technologists
• Researchers
• Pathologists
• Educators
• Nurses
• Dietitians
• Physician assistants
• Biotechnology and pharmaceutical development professionals
• Fellows, Trainees and Students
• Public health professionals
• Genetic/consumer advocates
• Others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics and genomics

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Registration and Fees

Course only – No educational credits
ACMG Members and ACMG Trainees: ($20)
Non-members ($30)


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Describe approaches to the management of secondary genomic findings
2. Outline knowledge gaps in this emerging area of clinical genomics
3. Examine growing data around penetrance and expressivity of secondary genomic findings
4. Compare patient care models across institutions and specialties

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