RSS Coordinator(s):
Series date: 
01/01/2024 - 12:00am CST to 12/31/2024 - 11:59am CST

Series Overview

The Genetics and Metabolism Journal Club and Case Conference has chosen to utilize the topics identified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) for the certification exam content outline for journal club topic guidance and to complement the cases presented in case conference.  The cases presented will provide up to date background knowledge, current practice guidelines, and approaches to care, and the journal club format remains an evidence-based practice for educating learners in the health professions. Every session includes the presentation of a recent article from a peer reviewed journal which is sent to participants the preceding week or of recent clinical cases. Presentations are followed by Q/A and group discussion. There is a different emphasis on topic for each week. Also, these were crossed with the current genetic specialties at UW Health to ensure all practice areas are represented. Journal Club and Case Conference participants were sent a Qualtrics survey in 2020 to gauge their agreement with the suggested list of topics; respondents unanimously agreed with the choices.

Intended Audience

MD/DO, RN, APRN, PA, Metabolic Dieticians, Genetic Counselors, Genetics residents/fellows, Researchers, Laboratory Geneticists, and Students. 

Planning Committee

April Hall, Chair Lisa Fisher, CoordinatorDavid Wargowski, MDKim Keppler-Noreuil, MD
Holly Greer, BSJen Suarez, NPKim Anderson, MS, CGCMatt Rasberry, RD
Brooklynne Watkins, PA-C   


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) 

  • July 2022 - July 2023

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Master of Genetic Counselor Studies to offer up to 2.9 CEUs or 29 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Genetics and Metabolism Case Conference and Journal Club. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

  • September - December 2023

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized University of Wisconsin - Madison  to offer up to 1.2 CEUs or 12 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Division of Genetics and Metabolism Professional Education Series Sept-Dec 2023. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

  • January - December 2024

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized UW-Madison  to offer up to 2.9 CEUs or 29 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Division of Genetics and Metabolism Professional Education Series January - December 2024. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor recertification.

AAPA Category 1 CME credit

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Completion of the RD/DTR profession specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics‐related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60‐minute hour = 1 CPEU). RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this accredited continuing education activity, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

* Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.

Planning Committee Disclosure



  • Medical Knowledge


  • Employ Evidence-Based Practice


  • Teams and Teamwork


  • Engage in Self-Reflection

  • Value Diversity in the Clinical Encounter


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Series location: 
In-person and Virtually
1500 Highland Ave
Wiley Conference Center
Madison, WI 53705
United States
RSS Format: 
Case Conference
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

As a result of participation in this educational series, members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Incorporate new clinical and laboratory knowledge and approaches into overall team-based, inclusive patient care
  2. Discuss and apply appropriate approaches to clinical dilemmas to improve teamwork among members of a diverse interprofessional healthcare team
  3. Describe the scientific evidence influencing recent advances in medical genetics and related disciplines
  4. Effectively communicate genetic information to diverse populations
  5. Apply critical thinking skills in discussing strategies to address the challenges faced in the field of genetics
Interprofessional RSS: 
Intended Audience: 
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Other not specified
Pediatrics – ­General
Credits Available: 
AAPA Category 1 CME
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
ANCC Contact Hours
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


Session Date
1/10/24: RFC1- Cerebellar Ataxia, Neuropathy, and Vestibular Areflexia Syndrome: An Exploration of Genetic Heterogeneity and Its Implications in Testing and Counseling 01/10/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CST
1/17/24: The Diagnostic Role of Phase Testing and Challenges of Unexpected Results Disclosures & When the PMS2 Variants Don’t Match: Navigating Misinformation and Family Dynamics 01/17/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CST
2/14/24: Novel Case of 16q22.3 Duplication Syndrome in a Child with Overgrowth 02/14/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CST
2/21/24: Genetic Enigma: Navigating Variant Discrepancies and Divergent Symptoms in Twin Siblings & Case of Intractable Epilepsy in a Neonate 02/21/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CST
3/6/24: Autosomal Recessive Cardiomyopathies: Novel Case Reports in Consanguineous Families 03/06/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CST
3/20/24: Dual Diagnosis in Neuromuscular genetics: Clinical and Psychosocial Aspects to Consider & Navigating a Family History of Malignant Hyperthermia: Considerations for Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Beyond 03/20/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
4/3/24: Secondary Familial Hypercholesterolemia Findings on WES & A Rare Find: EBF3-related Neurodevelopmental Disorder with Multiple Anomalies 04/03/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
4/10/24: Exploring Genetic Counselors' Experiences with Non-Paternity in Clinical Settings 04/10/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
4/17/24: Psychosocial and Logistical Implications of Positive Carrier Screening for Pregnant Patients & Somatic to Germline: A Classic Presentation of DDX41-Associated Familial Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) & Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) 04/17/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
5/1/24: Interpreting an Unexpected Mosaic Trisomy Finding in an Oncology Setting & Investigating Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) in a Patient With A History of Two Primary Breast Cancers 05/01/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT