Genetic Literacy: An Intermediate Guide to Understanding the Language and Concepts of Modern Genetic Research

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheatre 45 Francis St.

Michael Cho, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Benjamin Raby, MD.CM, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

What's a SNP? What's the HapMap? What is a microarray and is it used for genotyping or gene expression analysis? What's an association study (and why do they do it)? If you find yourself asking similar questions, come to this course designed to briefly describe the terminology, technologies, and methodologies of modern genetics.

Learning Objectives:
1- Develop an understanding of the concepts of genetic association, including how variants are associated with each other (linkage disequilibrium) and with disease.
2- Learn the fundamental principles of genetic association studies
3- Understand how to conduct and analyze a genome-wide association study, and recognize the strengths and limitations of this powerful genetic mapping technique.

This course is intended for individuals with basic knowledge of modern concepts of genetics and genomics or who have taken Welcome to the Genetic Code: An Overview of Basic Genetics on February 7, 2013.

Lecture topics are as follows:
1- Population Genetics: SNPs, haplotypes and more
2- Genetic association studies
3- Genome-Wide Genetic Mapping: GWAS and Sequencing

CME credit will be available.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1.) Describe the correct conduct and practices of clinical research, as well as comply with new policies, practices, etc.
2.) Recognize the various roles and responsibilities of the research team in the conduct of clinical research.
3.) Identify the clinical research resources available within the hospital and greater research community.

CME credit:
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Event Contact Name

Lisa Horton

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(617) 525-7654

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