This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

This lecture-based foundational course is designed to help explain the basics of genetic and environmental causation of common cleft and craniofacial conditions. This will serve as a primer on topics like inheritance patterns, genetic family trees, basic genetic testing strategies and interpretation of results. We will discuss the role of a genetic counselor versus a clinical geneticist and what a formal genetic consult entails. Attention will be given to different specific syndromic and non-syndromic diagnoses and describe how a clinician might work to recognize a child at risk for a formal genetic diagnosis. As a part of this education we will explain how different genetic tests may or may not help identify a suspected problem, when and how certain tests should be ordered, and how those results are interpreted. Lastly, we will touch on how genetics researchers are working to identify new candidate genes which may have a role in cleft and craniofacial conditions.

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through March 31, 2022. 

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive 1.0 contact hours:

  • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
  • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name. 

Original Seminar Date: October 22, 2020

On-Demand Release Date: October 23, 2020

On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

Seminar Objectives
  • The learner will be able to explain basic genetic concepts.
  • The learner will be ale to understand commonly ordered genetic tests.
  • The learner will be able to identify common genetic syndromes.
Seminar Information
Expiration Date:
March 31, 2022 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Genetics 101: A Primer in Cleft and Craniofacial Genetics for the Non-Genetics Provider
Speaker Information
Susan Hughes MS, CGC  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00
On-Demand Access Only
Student Non-member: $14.99
Student Member: $14.99
Member: $14.99
ACPA Retired: $14.99
ACPA Member: $14.99
ACPA Life Member: $14.99
Transitional Member: $14.99
Full Price: $24.99