Maximizing Standard 2.3 - Cancers that Warrant a Genetic Consultation
Recorded on August 9, 2013 (45 minutes)

This program “Maximizing Standard 2.3 - Cancers that Warrant a Genetics Consultation” has been designed to:

1) Provide information on common and rare cancers with a strong hereditary contribution
2) Review data and national guidelines supporting the need for a genetics consultation
3) Discuss ways to identify patients who would benefit from a genetics consultation and how to implement referrals

Target Audience:
This program is intended for all cancer liaison physicians, CTRs, Cancer Program Chairs and healthcare professionals who interact with or are responsible developing treatment plans for cancer patients.


Experience Level: Basic/Introductory


Learning Objectives:
Participants in this webinar will be able to:

1. Define which cancers require a referral for a genetic consultation
2. Review national guidelines for genetics referrals
3. Discuss ways to operationalize patient referrals


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Scott M. Weissman, MS
Certified Genetic Counselor
Evanston, IL

Scott Weissman graduated from the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology. After graduation, he spent two years at the Molecular Oncology Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago developing expertise in molecular genetic techniques used in various hematologic and oncologic disorders. He completed the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Science degree and became a Certified Genetic Counselor in 2002.

Scott joined the Center for Medical Genetics at NorthShore University HealthSystem after graduation and has been counseling patients in a variety of adult onset genetic disorders with a focus on hereditary cancer syndromes.  He is an active faculty member at the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University as well as an Instructor of Clinical Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.  Scott served as Co-Chair of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Familial Cancer Risk Counseling Special Interest Group from 2004-2006 and is currently the NSGC liaison to both the Commission on Cancer and NAPBC.


CE Credit: The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) has determined that this program 2013-091 supports 1.0 CE hour.

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