Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panel Testing
Precision Medicine for Your Practice is a series of short (20-30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panel Testing, participants will learn how to find and use important information on somatic cancer testing panel reports. What are the key components of a test report? What do specific findings mean? Learn how to identify important test characteristics to compare and contrast offerings from different labs, find actionable information on the test report, and interpret results in the context of the individual patient using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and 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 Sean McConnell at sean.mcconnell@ama-assn.org.
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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panel Testing
Release Date: June 6, 2017 
Expiration Date: June 6, 2020

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:
  1. Identify important test characteristics to compare and contrast offerings from different labs.
  2. Find actionable information on the report.
  3. Interpret results in the context of the individual patient.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians who provide oncology 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 somatic cancer panel testing 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 .50 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)
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)
Susan Mockus, PhD, Manager, Clinical Analytics & Curation, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (Content Consultant)
Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory (Author)
Katie Johansen Taber, PhD, Director, Science Policy, AMA (Author)
Laura Nicholson, MD, Co-Director of Education, Scripps Translational Science Institute (Author)
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)
Jens Rueter, MD, Medical Director, Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative, The Jackson Laboratory (Content Consultant)
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:
•Jeanette McCarthy, PhD, MPH, Consultant to Big Science Media, Omicia, and Precision Medicine Advisors
•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 Sean McConnell at sean.mcconnell@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
96 Registered Users
Credits
0.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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