Advances in Genomic Medicine: Focus on Head and Neck Cancers

The implementation of high-throughput molecular profiling and the plummeting costs of genetic sequencing are creating novel opportunities to investigate the inner workings of healthy and diseased cells. While the idea of individualized medicine is not a new concept, the capacity to accurately quantify the defining characteristics of a head and neck patient's tumor lends hope that a targeted approach against its specific biology is possible. This course will explore research-advancing implementation of head and neck cancer genomic medicine. 

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Pediatricians, Hospitalists and Physician Assistants.

NOTE: Osteopathic physicians are eligible to claim 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for this course. 

Learning Objectives

  • Examine and discuss recent developments in technology and research that are advancing implementation of cancer genomic medicine.
  • Recognize advances specific to head and neck cancers that facilitate the practice of precision medicine for this tumor type.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Gupta N (2015) Cancer Genomic Medicine: Clinical Validation and Utility. J Cancer Prev Curr Res 3(3): 00080. DOI: 10.15406/jcpcr.2015.03.00080

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018

Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D.
Geneticist
Director, Translational Research and Genomic Medicine
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018
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