Continuing Education

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Genetic Counselors Association (WIGCA) Virtual Conference

  • WIGCA offers an annual educational conference targeted toward Genetic Counselors, Genetic Counselor Assistants and Genetic Counselor Trainees. The educational conference is typically held in the Spring.  The last conference was held April 30, 2021.

Clinical Genetics Advanced Practice Provider Conference (CGAPP) Sept 22-24, 2021

  • The CGAPP, hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin, will prepare and advance the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the field of Genomics and Precision Medicine to equip them to be independent leaders in the delivery of precision health.

2021 Wisconsin Genetics Exchange – Friday, Oct 15, 2021 Milwaukee, WI

  • Registration to open Summer 2021.

Wisconsin Newborn Screening (NBS) Program:  An Introduction

  • Did you know? Not all parent/guardians are notified of their infants’ NBS results and/or needed referrals that were made.
  • This activity is intended for pediatric clinicians who wish to improve their understanding of the NBS process, communication of NBS results with parent/guardians and making appropriate referrals. This activity was created by geneticists, genetic counselors, pediatricians, public health representatives, the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Laboratory testing professionals and parents.
    • A free enduring online continuing education opportunity. Click here to register
    • Target Audience: MD, DO, RN, APRN, LPN, PA, RDN, Midwives, Genetic Counselors, Phlebotomists

Regional and National

NSGC Continuing Education Offerings

NSGC offers an Annual Education Conference, online continuing education opportunities and a podcast series for its members.

ACMG Continuing Education Offerings

The unprecedented, rapid advances in genetic and genomic knowledge, information and technologies have made it challenging for primary care and other nongenetics healthcare providers to stay current on recommendations and practices in clinical genetics.  To address this education gap for nongenetics providers and to foster the effective integration of those advances into the broad clinical practice of primary care and specialty health care providers, the ACMG created formal online Continuing Medical Education (CME) offerings.

Midwest Genetics Network (MGN)

The Midwest Genetics Network (MGN) and its partners created a four-part series entitled Improving Care for Developmental Disabilities & Dysmorphic Features as part of an American Board of Pediatrics approved MOC4. Each of the four 50 minute videos is available for viewing.

  • Developmental Screening at the Well-Child Visit
  • The Pediatric Genetics Evaluation: What to Expect
  • Dysmorphology 101: Using Your Observation Skills
  • Introduction to commonly Recommended Genetic Tests

For Nurses

NAPNAP Online CE course: Adoption of Genetic Medicine into Pediatric Primary Care Practice.

FREE!  1.00 NAPNAP CE hours.  Tools and strategies for clinicians to use to improve identification and management of patients with genetic conditions in the medical home.

Genetics Education for Nurses, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

The Genetics Education Program for Nurses (GEPN) at Cincinnati Children’s provides access to continuing education, helping nurses meet genetic and genomic nursing competencies, and instructional resources to help nursing faculty add genetics and genomics content to their curricula. Multiple online courses are available.

International Society of Nurses In Genetics Webinars

Past webinars on topics related to nursing and genetics.

Nursing School Genetics Curriculum Modules

From Cincinnati Children’s Genetics Education Program.

University of Iowa Genetics Nursing Program

Courses are offered through an accredited College of Nursing and graduate credit hours may be applied to a transcript or used for continuing education credit. The courses provide educational content appropriate to the credentialing process for MSN- or BSN-prepared nurses through Genetics Nursing Credentialing Commission (GNCC) with the clinical experiences portfolio.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Genetics

This program is offered by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. After completing it, graduates may be eligible for the Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics (APNG) credential.


Other Opportunities

Inclusion in the Practice of Genomic Medicine: Exploring the Impact of Implicit Biases Towards Disability

A research and educational module which provides free CME or CEU credit through Boston University School of Medicine.

Medscape Genomic Medicine CME Learning Center

This list contains multiple educational opportunities for genetics providers.

Genomics: The Connection to Public Health Practice

Online, self-paced course from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. This course is meant to increase the overall knowledge of genomics and the applications of genomics in the public health field. Free.

Genetics/Genomics Competency Center for Education

G2C2 provides high quality educational resources for group instruction or self-directed learning in genetics/genomics by health care educators and practitioners. The G2C2 solicits, reviews and organizes resources through an interdisciplinary collaborative exchange. Resources may be of particular interest to nursing professionals and Physician Assistants.

Traveling Genetics Presentations

Would you like to provide the professionals in your health care system with continuing education opportunities in Genetics, with or without CME/CEUs? Contact us for information on available Traveling Genetics presentations.

Genetically Speaking

Online listening opportunities from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.