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Cygenex Presents:  The Future of Genetics in Medicine; Clinical Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Practitioner

Healthcare professionals face substantial challenges in utilizing genetic information, namely translating genetic risk into clinical action (Christensen et al., 2016). It is unsurprising therefore that full integration of genomic medicine in primary care settings has been slow to materialize (Rahimzadeh & Bartlett, 2014).

It is essential for all health care professionals to have a solid understanding of genetics and genomics given the rapidly evolving nature of this medical specialty.  There is an increasing awareness and thirst for knowledge about personal health risks and genetics from the public sector, and the strengthened links between genomics and health outcomes.  

Course P2021

Cygenex Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

Precision medicine promises the right drug for the right patient the first time. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is one way to achieve this and is already being implemented in clinical practice. This course prepares practitioners to meet the challenge of using pharmacogenomics (PGx) and precision medicine to personalize treatment for patients.

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Cygenex has partnered with a top American University that enables learners to achieve genomics competencies by working with real data. Engage learners with an opportunity to undergo genetic testing and use their data with that of their peers to learn the about pharmacogenomics, clinical decision making, and implementation strategies.

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Cygenex G2C2* Pharmacogenomics (PGx) education teaches to competencies to prepare practitioners. Learning objectives and curriculum are tailored for each group.

  •  Basic genetic/genomic concepts

  •  Role of Genetics in Disease

  •  Pharmacogenomics (PGx) and PGx Decision Making

  •  Ethical, legal, and societal implications

  •  Communication and PGx Care Models

* G2C2 = The Genetics / Genomics Competency Center (genomicseducation.net)

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Genetic information is:

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Integrated with clinical guidelines and leading information sources

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Used in patient cases for a personalized experience in clinical decision making

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Aggregated to demonstrate diversity among peer learners

We have developed robust ethical framework that minimizes risk of incidental findings, storing and working with personal genetic data, and the pressures to participate