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Population Preemptive Genetic Screening: Our Experience After 10,000 Patients and Case-Based Approach to Rheumatic Disease

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Dr. Catherine Hajek, MD |  Mark Burdt, DO
2 Hours 04 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

Population Preemptive Genetic Screening: Our experience after 10,000 Patients

  • Discuss the clinical value of testing for pharmacogenetics and medically actionable predispositions
  • Describe essential steps in implementing a pre-emptive genetic screening program
  • Describe the educational programs and resources for providers and patients
  • Discuss the tools embedded in the electronic health record to allow ongoing use of genetic data


Case-Based Approach to Rheumatic Disease

  • Identify and define the major types of rheumatic diseases in adults.
  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of major rheumatic diseases in adults
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of major rheumatic diseases in adults.
  • Identify abnormal laboratory and radiographic findings helpful in the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases in adults


The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:  The IOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be put in writing and forwarded to IOMA Executive Director at or IOMA, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266.



Dr. Catherine Hajek, MD's Profile

Dr. Catherine Hajek, MD Related Seminars and Products

Catherine Hajek is a Sioux Falls, SD native. She graduated from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Centerin Bronx NY.Prior to completing medical genetics fellowship at the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Program, she practiced outpatient internal medicine at Sanford Adult Medicine in Sioux Falls. Her training was focused on Adult Genetics and the genetics of common complex disease and genomic contribution to risk.Since completing her training in June 2016, she has been a leader in the development of Sanford Health’s preemptive genetic screening program.This has included the design and launch of a system-wide genomic education and return of results program.Her research is focused on developing clinical applications of genomic medicine.She is committed to identifying new approaches to integrating genetics and genomics in the care of patients and currently serves as the physician chair and medical director for the Sanford Imagenetics program.

Dr. Hajek has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Mark Burdt, DO's Profile

Mark Burdt, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Burdt is a rheumatologist at the Iowa Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  He has been in practice since 1998.A native of Dubuque, IA, he received his medical degree at Des Moines University, then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Iowa-Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  He is board certified in Rheumatology through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist.  He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and serves on the board of the Rheumatology Associationof Iowa.  Dr. Burdt is active in both undergraduate and post-graduate medical training at Des Moines University, the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and the Mercy Des Moines residency programs.

Dr. Burdt is a retired medical officer from the Iowa Army National Guard.  In his time away from his medical practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife in ministry as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Des Moines.

Dr. Burdt has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.