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Session Information

FRM F002 - Genetics and Genetic Testing: Beyond Mendel

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 205

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Sharon A. Glick, MD, FAAD

  • Keith Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Anne W. Lucky, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify when genodermatoses and melanoma should be referred for genetic testing.
  • Recognize recently described entities associated with exome sequencing.
  • Utilize prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis options when caring for families with genetic skin disease.

This session will provide attendees with updates on genetic testing for the genodermatoses, including epidermolysis bullosa and the ichthyoses, and on melanoma. Exome sequencing is a powerful new cost-effective method for identifying genes previously unidentifiable using conventional genetic studies. The role of the exome in identification of new mutations in old genes will be discussed. Prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis and direct-to-consumer genetic testing will be reviewed. This session is directed at practicing dermatologists and those in training.


Friday, March 21
10:00 AMGenetic Testing and the Genodermatoses / Dr. Glick
10:20 AMExome Sequencing: New Mutations in Old Genes / Dr. Choate
10:40 AMGenetics and Genetic Testing of Epidermolysis Bullosa / Dr. Lucky
11:00 AMUpdate on Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis / Dr. Kroshinsky
11:20 AMQ and A / Dr. Glick, Dr. Lucky, Dr. Kroshinsky, and Dr. Choate
11:30 AMGenetic Testing for Melanoma / Dr. Leachman
11:45 AMUpdate on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing / Dr. Leachman
11:55 AMQ and A / Dr. Leachman