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Personalized Medicine:
An Idea Whose Time is Approaching

Date of Online Release: July 23, 2009
Recent Review: July 2013
Termination Date: July 31, 2015
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

Lack of technology to identify genes has been the barrier for personalized medicine. In 2005, microassays became available to map genes predisposed to coronary artery disease and heart attacks. We identified the first gene predisposing to CAD (9p21) and since that time, several other loci have been identified. Personalized medicine is already happening, such as genetic testing for warfarin dose and testing for cancer therapy. 

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to-

  • Describe the mechanisms utilized to identify genes responsible for monogenic and polygenic disorders.
  • Discuss the progress in personalized medicine.
  • Describe the first common genetic variant predisposing to coronary artery disease, namely 9p21.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists,research scientists, and others with an interest in genetics.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live cardiology grand rounds presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Speaker

   Dr. Robert Roberts


Robert Roberts, 
MD
President and CEO
Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Acknowledgement of Support
No grants were received for the production of this online enduring material.

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Personalized Medicine: An Idea Whose Time is Approaching, on May 29, 2009, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, either with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Robert Roberts, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

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