Live and Blended Education
Some education is most effective when delivered live, as it allows for real-time discussion and feedback. We develop live and blended education programs that complement and extend our online programs. Using best practices in adult education, our live programs are interactive and case-based. We collaborate with partners to deliver programs locally (virtually or in-person) and, in some cases, to train local experts to present the material interactively. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us to deliver clinical genetics/genomics education.
Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI)
MCGI is a special alliance of cancer experts, clinicians, and researchers from The Jackson Laboratory who are focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients across Maine. MCGI provides education to help clinicians integrate the use of large-scale tumor genomic testing into practice through genomic tumor boards, online modules, in-person forums, and tools and resources.
Cancer Genetics Project ECHO
In collaboration with Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth, we are helping community providers increase the identification and management of patients with hereditary cancer risk in Maine. We are accomplishing this through the implementation of the validated Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model, which is a telementoring approach that facilitates consultation and mentorship between community providers and specialists.
Cancer Genetics in Primary Care
Using a blended education model, this program consists of a six-hour interactive workshop followed by monthly cases emailed that reinforce key messages. This program, designed for primary care providers, focuses on skill-building in cancer risk assessment, genetic testing, and management, using cases, modeling through standardized patient-provider interaction, and small groups. We implement the program at local sites in collaboration with partners, including state departments of public health (CT and MI), professional societies (CT Nurses Association), non-profit groups (Dempsey Center), and academic centers (University of Buffalo).
The clinical education team delivers grand rounds and other educational presentations to hospitals, provider groups, and professional organizations. As with our other live programs, we create presentations that meet the needs of the specific audience, are interactive and are case-based.