- Genomic Medicine – A Mini Course 2h 00min
Genomic Medicine: A Mini Course
This short 2 hour mini-course is broken into 2 basic sections. The first covers essential elements of how to evaluate and understand genomic medicine research studies and the second goes into some recent, relevant, and fascinating genomic medicine trials. In our introduction video you will review the basics of genetic, how polymorphisms may effect health, some of the common types of genomic medicine studies, and some pros and cons of this type of research. We then explore how to evaluate a genomic medicine research paper so you don’t get duped by overzealous lab reps or abstracts. We go over the three main domains of review including the types of bias to look for, the size of the effect, and finally application to your patient. After this background we review some fascinating new research on ApoE and Kif6 and their association with heart attacks. We cover a fascinating paper that looks at genetic risk profiles as opposed to specific SNPs to predict cardiovascular risk. We look at a possible “placebo response gene” and then end with a couple papers on MTHFR.
- Understand basic genetic and how this new field of medicine may impact your practice
- Learn and key common genomic medicine study type.
- Critically evaluate genomic medicine studies by identifying bias, evaluating effect size, and applying it to your patient.
- Understand the cardiovascular disease association between the SNPs ApoE, Kif6, and MTHFR.
- Consider how polymorphisms may impact the placebo effect.
Dr. Goldenberg is a naturopathic physician, professor, researcher, and creator of Dr. Journal Club. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice.
As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg currently practices alongside a family practice MD in a collaborative membership model they call Collabracare. While he practices as a general naturopathic practitioner, he is specifically interested in irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and currently is adjunct professor at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, where he teaches evidence informed practice.
Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes evidence informed practice, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, and research methodology. He is currently Research Investigator at the Bastyr University Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. He has presented nationally and internationally on evidence based medicine as well as probiotics and research methodology. His probiotics work has been highlighted by the BBC, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Prevention Magazine, and Fox News.
In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website www.DrJournalClub.com in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community.