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Integrating Genetics in Your Practice 2013 Webinar Series - Through the Genetics in Primary Care Institute

Discover the importance of genetics for all patients during the Integrating Genetics in Your Practice: What every primary care provider needs to know Webinar Series. This webinar series is a 6-part series that focuses on providing primary care providers with the knowledge and resources to better provide genetic medicine as part of a medical home. These hour-long, educational webinars will highlight the important skills that primary care providers already have and build upon them to provide a comprehensive approach to primary care in which genetic thinking is integrating in every patient encounter.


GENETICS RELATED TRAININGS – Through the Ohio Department of Health 

The following trainings are located on the TRAIN website; the premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health.  A free service of the Public Health Foundation, is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).


    • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Training (ASBI)

ASBI stands for Alcohol Screening Brief Intervention. It is a process in which health professionals can screen pregnant participants for alcohol use, provide brief interventions to all who screen positive, follow those receiving brief interventions during pregnancy, and refer them to treatment services. The goal is to educate pregnant women about the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant and, in turn, positively influence their decision about reducing or completely ceasing drinking. The four modules run a total of a little over two hours.  To access the four Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) training modules go to: Course ID: 1044743

    • Cancer Genetics In Your Practice 
      This is a 5-part series for nursing and other health care providers. It contains up-to-date information about common hereditary cancer syndromes, the cancer risk assessment process and about genetic counseling resources available to patients/families in Ohio.   course ID # 1072720

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Educational Resources and Print Materials

    • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Toolkits 

Tools are provided to assist physicians with working with women of childbearing years, and pregnant and nursing women to prevent/reduce the incidence of FASD.

      1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit
      2. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) training materials and screening tools

A document to help health care providers evaluate a patient’s cancer history and make appropriate referrals of patients who have cancer in their personal or family history.   Includes contact information for Ohio Cancer Risk Assessment sites in Ohio.

    • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)

NCHPEG is an "organization of organizations" committed to a national effort to promote health professional education and access to information about advances in human genetics.  NCHPEG works to integrate genetics content into the knowledge base of health professionals and students of the health professions by developing educational tools and information resources that are accessible and useful to the target audience   

    • Genetics Education Materials for School Success – (GEMSS)

GEMSS was developed for teachers and parents to better understand the needs of students who have genetic conditions. GEMSS are tools for schools. They explain genetic conditions and offer helpful strategies for use in classrooms.

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Indications for Referral for Preconception and Prenatal Genetic Services

  • Advanced parental age
  • Abnormal prenatal ultrasound
  • Abnormal results on prenatal screening or diagnostic testing
  • Positive carrier test results
  • Chronic medical condition such as diabetes or epilepsy
  • Family history of genetic condition, birth defect, cognitive impairment, developmental disability or autism
  • History of infertility, multiple unexplained pregnancy losses, or pregnancy losses with a genetic abnormality
  • Exposure to infections, medications, radiation, alcohol, illicit drugs, chemicals or other agents potentially harmful to pregnancy
  • Ethnic/racial background with increased risk for having baby with genetic condition
  • Preconception planning
  • Seeking information on carrier testing or prenatal screening/diagnostic testing options

Indications for Referral for Pediatric Genetic Services

  • Known genetic condition
  • Unexplained developmental delays, hearing loss, intellectual disability or autism
  • Multiple, unexplained physical problems, birth defects or unusual features
  • Family history raising concern of a genetic condition
  • Personal or family history indicative of increased risk for conditions that may have childhood onset or early screening recommendations (ex. Hereditary arrhythmia, FAP)

Indications for Genetics Referral for Inborn Errors of Metabolism

  • Abnormal newborn screening result
  • Medical or neurodevelopmental history raising concern for a metabolic disorder
  • Developmental regression or loss of acquired skills
  • Child with abnormal odor, failure to thrive, or small or large head with seizures

Indications for Referral for Adult Genetic Services

  • Known genetic conditions such as Marfan syndrome, neurofibromatosis, polycystic kidney disease
  • Suspicion of adult-onset genetic condition such as hemochromatosis, neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington disease
  • Intellectual disability or autism without known cause
  • Suspicion of hereditary cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia
  • Congenital anomalies without underlying diagnosis
  • Family history of known or suspected genetic diagnosis

Indications for Referral for Hereditary Cancer Genetic Services

  • Cancer with atypical age of onset
  • Multiple family members with cancer
  • Multiple related cancers in the same patient such as bilateral breast or breast and ovarian
  • Unusual cancers or sites of cancers such as male breast cancer
  • Known hereditary cancer syndrome and/or previously identified cancer susceptibility gene
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, or pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric cancer which may have inherited potential

A document to help health care providers evaluate a patient’s cancer history and make appropriate referrals of patients who have cancer in their personal or family history.   Includes contact information for Ohio Cancer Risk Assessment sites in Ohio.

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Page Updated: 07/26/2018