Polygenic Risk Scores in Clinical Practice

The Polygenic Risk Scores in Clinical Practice online course will provide learners with the foundational background needed to feel comfortable evaluating and interpreting a PRS and communicating polygenic risk information to patients.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • State the background of PRS development.
  • Summarize the current possibilities and limitations of PRS.
  • Critique PRS for use in clinical practice.

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        • NSGC Member: $75
        • Non-member: $100
        • Student Member: $40
        • Student Non-member: $50

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Course Format
The course consists of pre-recorded presentations by educators, speakers, and facilitators of PRS and related topics. The presentations include the presenter's lecture, fully synchronized to the slide presentation. Participants can listen to presentations on their own schedule by accessing the NSGC website.

MODULE

SPEAKERS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Introduction to Polygenic Risk Scores
Genevieve L. Wojcik, PhD MHS

Learners will be able to examine the history and the creation of polygenic risk scores.

Define the differences among credentialing, licensure, and privileging.

What Makes a Polygenic Score? Consideration and Limitations
Sarah Kalia, ScM, CGC

Learners will be able to critique the limitations of polygenic risk scores.

Learners will be able to list considerations about validity and reproducibility of PRS.

Current Clinical Applications of PRS

Robert A Hegele MD FRCPC
Nilanjan Chatterjee, PhD
Mark McCarthy                            Bradley Rolf, MS, CGC

Examine the current clinical applications of polygenic risk scores for cardiology.

Examine the current clinical applications of polygenic risk scores for oncology.

Examine the current clinical applications of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.

Examine the current clinical applications of polygenic risk scores for Alzheimer’s disease.

Debate
Bradley Rolf, MS, CGC
Hannah Wand, MS, LCGC

Evaluate the clinical interpretations of polygenic risk scores and ELSI considerations.

Guidance on Counseling About PRS
Bradley Rolf, MS, CGC
Hannah Wand, MS, LCGC                   Megan C Roberts, PhD

Identify strategies for communicating polygenic risk scores to patients. 

Summarize important lessons learned from experiences with patients.

Illustrate the process by which future polygenic risks scores will progress from research studies to routine clinical application.

 

Accessing the Course
To access the course, please visit NSGC's Online Education Center. Then, click on the "Access My Courses" link. You will then be taken to a page with instructions on how to access your online courses, and how to optimize your experience. The link to your online courses is labeled "Connect to Your Courses." Make sure the NSGC Online Learning Center page is open at all times while working within a unique module. Also, all pop-ups within the Online Learning Center need to be closed before closing out of the Online Learning Center in order to record your activity within the course. Please call NSGC Headquarters at 312.321.6834 with any questions.

Continuing Education

Genetic Counselor CEUs: This event has been approved by the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for 4.41 contact hours or 0.44 Category 1 CEUs through 7/17/2022. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification.

Planning Group

  • Victoria Howell
  • Carly Siskind
  • Cecilia Goueli
  • Rachel Silva-Smith
  • Bradley Rolf
  • Hannah Wand
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