Somatic Genetic Alterations in Vascular Anomalies

Needs Statement

Clinical geneticists, residents, fellows, laboratory fellows, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical students need to be regularly updated on the advances in clinical genetics research, and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders. The series aims to increase knowledge of the learners in these topic areas, and to provide the skills and tools for their implementation in clinical practice in order to enhance the quality of health care and outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurses, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical presentations of patients of vascular anomalies that may benefit from somatic genetic testing.

  • Identify targeted medical therapy for somatic activating mutations in PIK3CA/Akt1/mTOR pathway.

  • Develop strategies for collaboration opportunities between basic and translational research labs at Baylor College of Medicine and the large patient cohort managed by the TCH Vascular Anomalies Center.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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