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DNA to Z: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing recording for CHES CECH

Class Details

This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of the NNLM class DNA to Z: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through April 15, 2021. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content.

Sponsored by The Network of the National Library of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

This on-demand session does not offer continuing education through the Medical Library Association. MLA CE for this course can be obtained through registering for the webinar and either attending live or viewing the recording e-mailed to registrants along with the evaluation link following the live session. If you are not interested in receiving Continuing Education credit for this class, you can watch the recording on YouTube.

Please note: you may only receive CHES CECH for this session if you have not previously received credit for attending this course or watching the recording of this course.

Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 

This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

  1. Describe the general history and current technological state of DTC genetic testing.
  2. Assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies.
  3. Recognize specific NLM and other resources for providing basic genetics information
  4. Discuss practical and ethical challenges surrounding DTC testing.
  5. Explore essential background information about genetics and genetic testing.  
  6. Explore resources for professional assistance.