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Continuing Medical Education/Symposium Registration

2018 Summer Symposium


  • Explain Precision Public Health and the relevance to primary care providers
  • Discuss public health genomic approaches to addressing gynecologic cancers and cardiomyopathies
  • Recognize the importance of addressing health disparities in the precision medicine era
  • Discuss the role of genetic counselors in cardiovascular care
  • Use case examples to evaluate the benefits and limitations of genetic testing in clinical practice
  • Identify referral options for genetics and genetic counseling consultation
  • Identify genetic causes for epilepsy including gene specific management
  • Be aware of the association between muscular dystrophies and the heart
  • Describe common clinical characteristics associated with connective tissue disorders
  • Discuss the risk for aortic root dilatation associated with various disorders of connective tissue
  • Review important hereditary gynecologic cancers
  • Discuss the epidemiology and clinical considerations for hereditary gynecologic cancers
  • Review well-described, but less commonly discussed, hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, including associated cancers and management guidelines.
  • Discuss newly-described genes associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.
  • Identify available options for research on gene variants related to an inherited higher risk for cancer.


Diagnosis and Management of Neurogenetic & Connective Tissue Disorders in the Primary Care Setting
Carolyn Jones, MD – Rush

Cardiovascular Genetics in Clinical Practice
Sara Cherny, Genetic Counselor  –  Rush

Ongoing Clinical Studies & How Primary Care Providers can get Involved
Kelly Burgess, Research Geneticist  – Rush

Genetic Syndromes in Gynecologic Cancers
Ryan Spencer, MD – University of Wisconsin

Genetics and Public Health
Debra Duquette, Genetic Counselor  – Northwestern

Registration Form

Continuing Medical Education provides:

  • Conveniently scheduled dates and times to help you meet your CME annual requirements
  • Current medical education in various specialties
  • The opportunity to network with physician colleagues
  • An opportunity for both Centegra and non-Centegra physicians to suggest topics and present information about their areas of expertise at Centegra CME events

For more information about CME opportunities, please contact:

  • Edie Best, CME Coordinator—815-759-8151
  • Physician Outreach Coordinator
    • Danette Santana—815-788-5859