8th Annual Genetics Scientific Retreat
- Created on August 26, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
UAB National Alumni House
1301 10th Ave. South
staff and students.
CME: Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice
- Created on July 10, 2013
Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice
Learn how genetics and genomics can be used in medical practice. Topics include newborn screening, perinatal diagnosis, pharmacogenetics, predictive testing, and new advances in genetic diagnosis across the lifespan, including whole genome sequencing.
Up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available
Up to 6.5 Category 2 CEU Credits also available to genetic counselors
Friday, August 23, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UAB Alumni House
1301 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The boards of nursing in many states, including Alabama, recognize Category 1 continuing medical education courses as acceptable activities for the renewal of license to practice nursing.
This course is eligible for Category 2 CEU credits for genetic counselors.
Sponsored by UAB Department of Genetics, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the University of Alabama School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
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Register online at www.uab.edu/medicine/geneticsCME
Registration Fee: $100 before August 1, 2013; $125 after July 31, 2013.
UAB and Birmingham Jewish Federation and Foundation offer genetic screening
- Created on January 07, 2013
One in four Jewish individuals of Central and Eastern European descent is a carrier for at least one of 19 preventable genetic disorders, many of which strike in childhood, have no cure and can lead to an early death.
On Jan. 13, 2013, the Levite Jewish Community Center, 3960 Montclair Road in Birmingham, will hold a community-wide screening from 11:00.a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for potential carriers of these genetic disorders.
The Birmingham Jewish Federation and Foundation host this screening in partnership with the National Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and UAB’s Department of Genetics. Lane Rutledge, M.D., professor in Genetics, and Katie Nelson, a genetics counselor, will provide genetic counseling.