Genetic Risk Assessment Course for Advanced Practice Practitioners and Advanced Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

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10 September, 2021 - 12 September, 2021

General Information

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is pleased to present this new course that will increase advance practice clinicians knowledge of and skills related to genetics, cancer risk assessment, carrier screening, and prenatal genetic screening. It will help prepare health care providers to proactively assess their patient’s genetic risks, offer genetic screening when indicated and improve cancer prevention strategies and positive reproductive outcomes.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.

Learning Objectives: Day 1 & 2

1. Review basic genetic principles and apply them to the care of women and families

2. Discuss the following key principles of carrier screening including types of/options for carrier screening, interpret carrier screening results, and outline a variety of management strategies

3. Discuss key principles of prenatal genetics and describe types of/options for noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS), interpret prenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic test results, and outline a variety of management strategies

4. Review key principles of cancer genetics and summarize the components of cancer risk assessment, including assessment for inherited risk, familial risk, genetic testing options, and screening and medical management for those at risk for breast, ovarian, and colon cancer

5. Understand how genetic concepts apply to and affect management of marginalized populations, including the impact of social determinants of health on specific groups.

Learning Objectives: Day 3 (Advanced Breast Cancer Workshop)

1. Discuss genetic and non-genetic risk factors for breast cancer.

2. Identify and describe the various breast cancer risk models.

3. Outline management consideration including: lifestyle recommendations, chemoprevention, breast surveillance, considerations for risk-reducing surgeries, hormonal replacement/hormonal contraception, and psychological adjustments.

4. Describe how to build a high-risk breast cancer program.