This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Contrast ‘the exome’ with ‘whole exome sequencing’
2. Recall what constitutes a VUS
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACMG
President and CEO, The ObG Project
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The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The OBG Project planners and others have nothing to disclose.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from Dec 31 2017 through Jan 25 2023, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the test and evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.2 contact hours.
DNA sequence analysis of all of the expressed genes in the genome is referred to as Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) or now more commonly referred to as Exome Sequencing (ES) in the professional literature
Routine use of Prenatal Sequencing
Appropriate Circumstances to Consider Prenatal Sequencing in a Non-Research Setting
Consider ES for the Following
ES is beneficial in the following clinical situations
Incidental Findings (genetic findings not related to the fetal phenotype and not on ACMG secondary findings list)
Secondary Findings (on ACMG list of known pathogenic variants that should be reported as lifesaving interventions may be available)
The Promise of Whole-Exome Sequencing in Medical Genetics
ACMG: Points to Consider for Informed Consent for Genome/Exome Sequencing
10 Things Exome Sequencing Can’t Do-but Why It’s Still Powerful
ACOG Committee Opinion 682: Microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing Technology: The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology
The use of fetal exome sequencing in prenatal diagnosis: a points to consider document of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
ACMG Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing
ISPD: Updated Position Statement on the use of genome‐wide sequencing for prenatal diagnosis
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