(in-person) courses and conferences effective July 1, 2021 and available COVID-19 online education and resources.
Program for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases - Online CME Course
Course Director: Timothy B. Curry, M.D., Ph.D.
Available until August 31, 2023 - Online
The Human Genome Project —the first mapping of a person’s genetic blueprint — has unlocked mysteries of rare diseases that for ages bewildered medical science. As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people - suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.
Mayo Clinic’s rare and undiagnosed disease program has been able to make a diagnosis for nearly one-third of all patients with puzzling medical conditions, the results of which have served to treat millions of people with more common diseases. For example, today, in the United States, we treat several million Americans with statins as therapies for Coronary Artery Disease based on discoveries made studying rare types of hypercholesterolemia.
This module will distinguish the characteristics of rare and diagnosed diseases, identify reasons for why studying rare and undiagnosed diseases is important, and will present several case studies with positive patient outcomes.
This activity is appropriate for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, resident/fellows and other health care team members.
Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the difference between a rare disease and an undiagnosed disease
- Identify reasons for studying rare and undiagnosed diseases
Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.
All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
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- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 ANCC
- 0.25 Attendance