Orlando to present during Public Health Genetics Week

Monday, April 18, 2022

Public Health Genetics Week will take place May 23-27, 2022. The virtual event, organized by the National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Network, aims to increase awareness, and celebrate the efforts of the public health genetics system.

Lori A. Orlando, MD, MHS, MMC, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Precision Medicine Program at Duke Department of Medicine, will present on May 23 from 1-2 p.m. EST, on “Family Health History: A Critical Component of Precision Public Health.” This presentation is part of a three-session ECHO series. Other topics include Risk-Based Genetic Screening and Population-Based Genetic Screening.

Primary care providers play a critical role in effectively implementing population-based and family health history risk assessment-based genetic testing. The session will provide attendees an overall understanding of partners to engage with to implement precision public health strategies to improve primary care.

Orlando has led the development and implementation of MeTree, a patient-facing family health history-based risk assessment and clinical decision support program designed to facilitate the uptake of risk stratified evidence-based guidelines. MeTree was designed to overcome the major barriers to collecting and using high quality family health histories to guide clinical care and has been shown to be highly effective when integrated into primary care practices. This effort started with the Genomic Medicine Model, a multi-institutional project, whose goal was to implement personalized medicine in primary care practices. The success of that project has led to funding as part of NHGRI’s IGNITE (Implementing Genomics in Clinical Practice) and eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics) networks. She is currently leading efforts in methods for integrating technology with patient care using FHIR data standards and integrating patient preferences and decision-making processes into clinical decision support recommendations for patients and providers to facilitate management of patients’ risk.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and there is no cost to attend. Attendees can register here.

Learn more about Public Health Genetics Week and read why knowing your family health history benefits your future here.

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