An Introduction to Precision Medicine
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Precision medicine is a relatively new concept which isn’t taught in medical school or other levels, and so a current gap exists in training in the principles of precision medicine. An underlying concept is the use of genetic/genomics in personalizing care, but this also lacks depth in teaching. Further, many healthcare systems lack the tools, such as electronic health records, to fully envision precision genomic health.
Physicians, clinicians and other researchers in the field(s) of genomics.
Suggested Additional Reading
- Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease National Research Council (US) Committee on A Framework for Developing a New Taxonomy of Disease Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011. The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health. PMID: 22536618 Bookshelf ID: NBK91503 DOI: 10.17226/13284
- Precision medicine in 2030-seven ways to transform healthcare Joshua C Denny, Francis S Collins. Cell 2021 Mar 18;184(6):1415-1419. PMID: 33740447 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.01.015
- Translational precision medicine: an industry perspective Dominik Hartl, Valeria de Luca, Anna Kostikova, Jason Laramie, Scott Kennedy, Enrico Ferrero, Richard Siegel, Martin Fink, Sohail Ahmed, John Millholland, Alexander Schuhmacher, Markus Hinder, Luca Piali & Adrian Roth Journal of Translational Medicine volume 19, Article number: 245 (2021)
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of the emerging paradigm of personalized/precision medicine.
- Describe how knowledge of genetics can propel personalized medicine.
- Describe the recent revolution of next-generation sequencing (NGS).
- Describe the types of variation information that can be derived from DNA sequence.
- Explain how NGS can be used to direct cancer treatment and monitor response.
- List the challenges associated with NGS and data analysis.
- Describe how Big Data has a role in personalized medicine.
- Describe how UPMC is implementing personalized medicine, NGS, and Big Data.
- Interpret the future direction of NGS in medicine
- Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine.
- Annerose Berndt, DVM, PhD, HCLD(ABB) - Associate Director, Genomic Services
Adrian V. Lee, PhD - Director of the Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM), a joint effort by UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh to move biomedical research into personalized well-being and clinical care.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
Physician (CME) The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance