Program Goals

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This program is designed to improve clinical awareness of health issues for women who are fragile x premutation carriers. Data will be discussed as they relate to benefits and challenges of population-based fragile X carrier screening.

Target Audience

Genetic Counselors, Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Mental Health Specialists, and those related healthcare professionals interested or involved in the clinical management of fragile X syndrome (FXS).

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize two key clinical features of fragile X syndrome.
  2. Specify the carrier frequency for fragile X syndrome (FXS).
  3. Define the general principles of a woman’s risk to her offspring.
  4. Identify two potential health concerns in women premutation carriers.
  5. Explain three potential benefits of prenatal carrier screening for FXS.
  6. Evaluate the major concerns that have been expressed about widespread prenatal screening for FXS.

Faculty

Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC
Executive Director of Genetic Services
Elwyn Inc., Elwyn. PA

Thomas J. Musci, MD
San Francisco Perinatal Associates, Inc.
Associate Clinical Professor, OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests

Medical Education Collaborative (MEC) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MEC for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosure

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

NAME TYPE COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER
Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC N.A. N.A.
Thomas J. Musci, MD N.A. N.A.

Employees of Medical Education Collaborative, the accredited provider for this activity, and employees of Dane Garvin Ltd. have disclosed that they have no significant financial relationships.

Faculty Disclosure Summary

Medical Education Collaborative adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education In order to resolve any identified conflicts of interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships, as well as the discussion of unlabeled or unapproved use of any drug, device, or procedure by the faculty, are made known above.

CME (ACCME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Collaborative (MEC) and Dane Garvin Ltd. Medical Education Collaborative is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation - Physician, CME

Medical Education Collaborative designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Obtain CME Credit

ACCREDITATION FOR THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

Viewers are expected to visit all presentations before attempting to take the test and activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. To receive credit, the course must be completed before December 31, 2008. 

If you attended the live presentation on November 8, 2007 and have received CME credit for this program, you are not eligible for additional credit. 

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.75 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the CME accreditation information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the link to apply for CME credits.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.
  • After successfully completing the online test and evaluation, your application will be processed by the CME provider and your certificate will be sent to you. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process.

Should you have any CME questions regarding this activity, please contact:

Medical Education Collaborative
651 Corporate Circle, Suite 104
Golden, CO 80401
866.420.3252 (toll free)
303.420.3259 (fax)
https://www.meccme.org/

Credit Designation - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program will provide 1.5 contact hour of credit.

How to Obtain P.A.C.E.® Credit

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ACCREDITATION FOR THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

Viewers are expected to complete the presentation before attempting to submit contact information and the session evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 1 contact hour of P.A.C.E.®  approved continuing education. To receive credit, the course must be completed before December 31, 2008. No post-test is required through June 30, 2008; after that date a quiz must be completed to earn credit.

If you attended the live presentation on June 19, 2008, and have already received P.A.C.E.® credit for this program, you are not eligible for additional credit.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.5 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive P.A.C.E.® credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the link to apply for P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% (if taken after June 30, 2008) and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.
  • After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be processed by the CE provider and your certificate will be sent to you via email. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process.

Should you have any P.A.C.E.® questions regarding this activity, please contact:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
1861 International Drive, Suite 200
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Ph: 571-748-3776
Fx: 571-354-7576
https://www.ascls.org/

For technical difficulties, please consult our Technical Instructions.

Release Date: December 31, 2007
Expiration date: December 31, 2008

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Dane Garvin Ltd. (DGL) protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. DGL and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

Dane Garvin, Ltd. maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Legal Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not reflect the views of Dane Garvin, Ltd. or its educational partners, joint sponsors, or cosponsors. This educational activity may discuss off-label and/or investigational uses and dosages for therapeutic products/procedures that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Dane Garvin, Ltd. and its educational partners, joint sponsors, and cosponsors do not recommend the use of any product/procedure outside of the labeled indications. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product/procedure discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product/procedures for approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.

Medium Used

This program has been made available online.

“Fragile X Carrier Screening: Considerations for Population-based Screening in the OB/GYN Practice”

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you will need a web browser with Javascript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.

Cosponsors

Cosponsored by:
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Educational Grantor

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This activity supported by an educational grant from Genzyme.

Copyright

Copyright © December 31, 2007 – Present.  Dane Garvin, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved. Permission for accreditation is granted to Medical Education Collaborative and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.