GPCI Webinars

​GPCI Webinars

​Iintegrating Genetics into Your Practice Webinar Series

Discover the importance of genetics for all patients during the Integrating Genetics into 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 integrated in every patient encounter.




Family History in Primary Care
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the utility of an evolving family history in the era of genomic medicine

2. Establish the capacity to use genetic information to tier patient risk

3. Formulate and utilize focused, problem-based family history questions and establish a system for creating a comprehensive family history

4. Apply various strategies in patient/family communication  

Joann Bodurtha, MD, MPH, FAAP​, FACMG

Sept 2013

Overview of Genetic Testing and Screening
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Differentiate between diagnostic and screening tests and their appropriate use in pediatrics

2. Describe several types of diagnostic genetic testing and their limits and applications

3. Demonstrate how to access current information and resources for genetic testing

Leah Burke, MD, FAAP, FACMG​

Oct 2013

Genetic Red Flags in Well-Checks​
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Identify reasons for referral to a geneticist

2. Express the value of a genetic evaluation

3. Employ strategies for approaching parents about a potential genetic referral

Beth Pletcher, MD, FAAP, FACMG​

Nov 2013

Genetic Testing in Primary Care​
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Develop a clear understanding of the two basic categories of genetic variation/mutation

2. Develop a basic understanding of the types of genetic testing used to identify these variants and describe the limitations of each methodology

Lee Zellmer, MS, CGC​

Dec 2013

Genetic Counseling in Primary Care
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize key competencies and skills in practice of genetic counseling

2. Apply genetic counseling skills to the risk assessment, evaluation, and management of patients in the primary care setting

3. Explore opportunities for collaboration with genetic counselors for improved patient care


Emily Edelman, MS, CGC

​Jan 2014

Co-Management and Transitions for Patients with Genetic Conditions​
Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
Fact Sheet

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss formation of care teams integrating primary care providers, genetic counselors, geneticists, and others for persons with genetic conditions

2. Review clinical management materials for specific genetic conditions and their use

3. Present tools used in transition planning and review their implementation for patients and providers

Kerry Jedele, MD, FAAP, FACMG​

Feb 2014



Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series

This webinar series provides primary care providers, pediatricians, sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists and other providers with information for better understanding the relevance of genetic medicine to primary care. Each 30-minute webinar aims to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care settings through an introduction to the topic and a few case examples showcasing how the topic can be integrated into everyday practice.



Integrating Genetics in Primary Care—Why Does it Matter?


1. Recognize how advances in genetics and genomics can contribute to pediatric primary care.

2. Describe the importance of care coordination within the medical home for children with genetic conditions.

Tim Geleske, MD, FAAP

Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, FAAP

Building an Accurate Family History, Constructing a Pedigree—An Overview for Primary Care Objectives

1. State the importance of the family history in the primary care setting for prevention, diagnosis, and management.

2. Demonstrate how to properly collect and interpret a meaningful family history using the pedigree and other tools.

3. Review the importance of engaging patients and families as active partners in the prevention and/or treatment of their condition.

Emily Chen, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG


Ordering the Right Tests—Genetics in Primary Care Objectives

1. Describe different types of genetic testing and review advances in testing technology.

2. Demonstrate the role of genetic testing in primary care.
3. Discuss ethical principles involved in genetic testing in pediatrics.

Leah Burke, MD, FACMG, FAAP

Genetics Evaluation, Referrals, and More—What To Do Next Objectives

1. Explain what families and patients can expect from a medical genetics consultation.

2. Describe the role of primary care providers in medical genetics consultations including,

     a) When the medical home should consider requesting genetics consultation; and

     b) How the medical home can initiate and facilitate the evaluation process.

3. Discuss the value of appropriate medical genetics consultation, care coordination and co-management and benefits for patients, families and the medical home.

Carol Greene, MD, FAAP

John Moeschler, MD, FAAP

Myths of Primary Care Providers and Patients/Families Regarding Genetics—Setting the Record Straight Objectives

1. Identify and clarify commonly held myths about the use of genetics in primary care practice.

2. Illustrate examples of how to improve genetic services delivered by primary care physicians.

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Beth Tarini, MD, MS, FAAP

Heard About Genetic Counseling? What Does it Mean for You, Patients and Families? Objectives

1. Define genetic counseling.

2. Describe the role of a genetic counselor.

3. List three ways patients and families can benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor.

4. Find a genetic counselor in your area.

Karin Dent, MS, LCGC

Genetics and Coding: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know​​ Objectives

1. Describe the purpose of the ICD coding system.

2. Discuss the gaps within the current coding systems regarding genetics in primary care settings.

3. Identify appropriate courses of action related to accurate coding of genetic services.

Marc Williams, MD, FACMG, FAAP

Top 10 Genetics Resources for Pediatric Primary Care Providers Objectives

1. Access and utilize online genetic resources to create a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with features of a genetic disorder.

2. Access and utilize online genetic resources developed for professionals about specific genetic conditions to improve patient care.

3. Recommend family support and online genetic resources for families who have a child with a specific genetic condition.

Beth Pletcher, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Genetics Across the Lifespan—Putting It All Together Objectives

1. Understand how genetics, epigenetics, and environment affect human development over the life cycle.

2. Appreciate the life stages that may predispose to genetic and epigenetic influences on health and disease.

3. Recognize that some specific pediatric disorders and syndromes are due to errors in epigenetic regulation at imprinted genes.

Melissa Parisi, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG

Epigenetics—What Your Patients are Asking, What You Need to Know Objectives

1. State the scientific basis of epigenetics and its relation to environmental health factors and genetics/genomics.

2. Review relevant historical examples of epigenetics and their potential relevance in today's health care.

3. Demonstrate the clinical relevance of epigenetics in primary health care and its applicability to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health and disease for the primary care provider.


Robert Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP



For Genetic Professionals
Clinical genetic counselors, geneticists, and other health professionals and subspecialists are encouraged to learn about this innovative patient-entered family history tool. A webinar presentation geared towards genetic counselors was held to review the Tool and discuss opportunities for collaboration between PCPs and genetic professionals.

Webinar Recording

Presentation Slides



  1. Recognize the clinical conditions and clinical decision support in the new Pediatric Family History Tool and explore the functionalities of the tool through a live demonstration

  2. Identify strategies, opportunities, and immediate next steps for implementation of the tool

  3. Review lessons learned from a national quality improvement project on the integration of genetics into pediatric primary care practice