Physician Forums: Emerging Topics in Healthcare


Join your colleagues for MMA’s monthly Physician Forums – opportunities over the lunch hour to stay updated on the latest news, information, and resources on important topics affecting the practice of medicine.  Each forum will begin with a short presentation, with open discussion to follow. In this series, you will hear from experts on a variety of topics and engage with your peers from across the state of Minnesota. Members have free access to these forums; non-members will be charged a fee of $20. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a receipt email from The Zoom meeting link will be included in that email.

February 15 – Genomics in Healthcare - The Intersection of Primary Care and Genetics 

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    • Description 

      Genetics is playing an increasingly important role in both primary and specialty healthcare due to advances in knowledge about genetic diseases, technology, and ease in obtaining genetic tests. The goal of this symposium is to discuss the intersection of primary care and genetics.  

      The first session will focus on when to consider a genetic cause of disease and to understand the genetic testing options that are available to providers. The second session is designed to understand and analyze the utility of direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC-GT) in both ancestry and health data with a focus on a patient bringing in their genetic testing results from a DTC-GT company. The symposium will conclude with a question and answer panel discussion related to the integration of genetics service delivery into primary and specialty care. 

  • This symposium will introduce the topic of the intersection of primary care and genetics. For those who cannot attend or want more information about the content, the Genomics in Healthcare distance learning course provides that opportunity.  This course will introduce concepts relevant to the integration of genomics into your healthcare practice including different types of genetic and genomic testing indications and technologies, limitations and benefits to the different types of genetic and genomic tests, and legal, ethical, and privacy issues associated with genetic and genomic testing in clinical and direct-to-consumer genetic testing settings. 

Upcoming 2023 Forums

  • March 8  - Topic TBD
  • April 12 – Topic TBD; In partnership with the Mayo Clinic
  • May 10  - Topic TBD
  • June 14 – In partnership with the University of Minnesota
  • July 12 – Topic TBD
  • August 9 – Topic TBD
  • September 13 – Topic TBD
  • October 11 – Topic TBD; In partnership with the University of Minnesota
  • November 8 – Topic TBD

Accreditation and Credit Statements

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates each internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A CME certificate of completion is emailed upon attending the activity and completing the evaluation. If you have questions about this process please email


The members of the faculty and planning committee for these activites have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity.

Interested in Sponsoring a Forum?

For more information regarding Physician Forum sponsorships, contact: 

Dom Weyker
Direct: 651-288-3435
Cell: 651-528-3569 

This Physician Forum, and all associated content, is being provided by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA). Content contained therein has been prepared for healthcare professionals and is for educational purposes only. Content is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s condition. The Physician Forum, and all associated content, may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may the content be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means without written approval by the MMA.