Precision Medicine For Your Practice: Prenatal Cell-free DNA Screening
Precision Medicine For Your Practice is a series of short (approximately 30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Prenatal Cell-free DNA Screening, participants will learn about the benefits and limitations of cell-free DNA screening in prenatal care. Prenatal providers and patients have more options than ever for screening for Down syndrome and other chromosome conditions, including cell-free DNA screening. While cell-free DNA screening, also called noninvasive prenatal testing, is a powerful tool, it is not the best test for all pregnant women. Learn about specific benefits, limitations, and challenges in results interpretation and counseling using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; and "dig deeper," logistics, and additional resources for more detail. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Johansen Taber at Katherine.johansen@ama-assn.org.
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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Prenatal Cell-free DNA Screening 
Release Date: August 30, 2016  
Expiration Date: August 30, 2019

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:
  1. Determine whether cell-free DNA screening is appropriate for the patient.
  2. Interpret results of cell-free DNA screening in the context of the patient characteristics.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians who provide prenatal care.

Statement of Need
Genetic technology is rapidly expanding, often too quickly for physicians and other health professionals to become familiar with new technologies before their patients inquire about them, and too quickly for adequate evidence regarding the clinical utility of the technologies to be produced. This educational module will assist physicians and health professionals to determine when cell-free DNA screening is appropriate for their patients and how to interpret the results of such testing.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communications skills.

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

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 3 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.

Planning Committee

Barry D. Dickinson, PhD, CME Program Committee, AMA
Abdallah Elias, MD, Department of Medical Genetics, Shodair Children’s Hospital
Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, UCSF School of Medicine
Laura Nicholson, MD, Co-Director of Education, Scripps Translational Science Institute
James O’Leary, MBA, Chief innovation Officer, Genetic Alliance
Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Chair of Behavioral and Social Science Research, University of Iowa

Faculty
Barry D. Dickinson, PhD, CME Program Committee, AMA (Content Reviewer)
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Content Consultant)
Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
Abdallah Elias, MD, Department of Medical Genetics, Shodair Children's Hospital (Content Reviewer)
Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
Katie Johansen Taber, PhD, Principal Policy Analyst, Science and Biotechnology, AMA (Author)
Laura Nicholson, MD, Co-Director of Education, Scripps Translational Science Institute (Author)
Colleen Schmitt, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Counsyl (Content Consultant)
James O'Leary, MBA, Chief innovation Officer, Genetic Alliance (Content Reviewer)
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
Suzanna Schott, ScM, CGC, Medical Writer, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)

Disclosure Statement
In order to assure the highest quality of certified CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty, planners and members of the AMA CME Program Committee disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. The following disclosures are provided:
• Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH, Stockholder of Sequenom
• Jeanette McCarthy, PhD, MPH, Consultant to Big Science Media, Omicia, and Precision Medicine Advisors
• Colleen Schmitt, MS, CGC, Employee of Counsyl, Inc.
• Suzanna Schott, ScM, CGC, Stockholder of Merck, Amgen, and Teva
• Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Stockholder of Pfizer
No other planners or faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc. 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Katie Johansen Taber at katherine.johansen@ama-assn.org. 

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
51 Registered Users
Credits
0.75 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians