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ACT Sheets for Primary Care

Developed by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks, ACMG ACT Sheets are one-page clinical decision support tools to inform the clinical decision-making of primary care proivders. Given the rarity of many genetic conditions—ACT Sheets and algorithms are excellent refreshers on the conditions, diagnoses, and next steps for patients.

ACT Sheets and Algorithms

A screen shot of the ACMG ACT Sheets and Algorithms website

Genetic Webinars

In collaboration with Weitzman Institute, NERGN offers free genetic webinars.
Attend one or all. Free continuing education credits are available if you attend a live event and you can view video recordings from past sessions below.

To Register, you will first need to create an account in the Weitzman Education Platform (it only takes 10-15 minutes). After you login to your account here, visit the Genetics Webinar Series activity page and select Register. Once registered, all upcoming session dates should indicate Enrolled in the Status column.

2022-2023 Series:

The Genetics Webinar Series meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12pm-1:00 PM ET.

  • November 8, 2022 - Genetics Cases and Resources

    Genetics Cases and Resources
    Mark Korson, MD
    November 2022

    Speaker: Dr. Mark Korson, VMP Genetics

  • December 12, 2022 - TBA

  • January 12, 2023 - Connective Tissue Disorders
    Speaker: Dr. Jodi Hoffman, Boston University School of Medicine

  • February 14, 2023 - Genetic Connections to Breast Cancer
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Capasso, Bay Path University

  • March 14, 2023 - Direct to Consumer Test and Ancestry Testing
    Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Sacharow, Boston Children's Hospital

  • April 11, 2023 - Addressing the Genetics Workforce Shortage
    Speaker: Dr. Mark Korson, VMP Genetics and
    Dr. Susan Capasso, Bay Path University

  • May 9 - Newborn Screening and Congenital Anomalies
    Speaker: Dr. Katherine Anderson, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

School-Aged Patients with Genetic Disorders
Dr. Leah Burke
March 2022

PKU and the Path to Treatment
Dr. Stephanie Sacharow
February 2022

Financial  Aspects of Genetic Testing
Dr. Matthew Fickie
January 2022

Referrals to Genetics
Dr. Mark Korson
December 2021

Genetics Resources for the Primary Care Team
Dr. Jodi Hoffman
November 2021

Pediatric Genetic Clinic Cases
Leah Burke, MD
May 2021

Genetic & Genomic Testing
Dr. Leah Burke
April 2021

Genetic Metabolic Cases
Dr. Mark Korson
March 2021

Skin Findings in Genetic Disorders
Dr. Leah Burke
February 2021

Red Flags in Metabolic Disorders Part II
Dr. Mark Korson
January 2021

Newborn Screening Part 1
Leah Burke, MD & Mark Korson, MD
March 2019

Newborn Screening Part 2
Leah Burke, MD & Mark Korson, MD
March 2019

Undiagnosed Patient Conditions
Mark Korson, MD
March 2019

Genetics Considerations for Immigrants and Refugees
Leah Burke, MD & Hibo Omer, MPH
March 2019

ECHO Series

Here you can view recordings from past genetic-themed ECHO sessions that NERGN offered as part of the Weitzman Institute's ongoing series. 

Complex Care Management
Dr. Mark Korson
4/21/22

Autism, Genetics and Supporting a Child / Family with a Diagnosis
Dr. Leah Burke
3/30/2022

Genetic Education Materials for School Success (GEMSS)
Leah Burke, MD
2/10/2021

Genetic and Genomic Testing: Pediatric Perspectives
Leah Burke, MD
12/9/2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Genetic and Neurological Perspectives
Leah Burke, MD & Louisa Kalsner, MD
5/20/2019

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth and their Families
Leah Burke, MD & Timothy Kearney, PhD
5/20/2019

Genetic Testing: What Does the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
Leah Burke, MD
10/15/2018

Genetic and Metabolic Considerations
Leah Burke, MD & Mark Korson, MD
6/18/2018

Failure to Thrive
Mark Korson, MD
5/7/2018

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth and their Families
Leah Burke, MD & Timothy Kearney, Ph.D.
3/18/2018

Telehealth

NERGN supports staff time and the purchase of equipment to make it easier for genetic practice sites in New England to offer telegenetic care to individuals and families in the region. If you are a geneticist, genetic counselor, or genetic practice in New England, please contact us to discuss opportunities to collaborate. If we can help facilitate your ability to offer telegenetics, we want to hear from you.


Teleconsultation

NERGN collaborates with Weitzman Institute to offer telegenetic consultations for primary care providers in New England, using the ConferMED platform. Please contact us to learn more.