The MCGI Genomic Tumor Board (GTB) sessions are a series of virtual meetings coordinated as part of the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative. During a GTB meeting, clinical test report results from genomic tumor testing are discussed with a panel of expert external advisors, oncologists and pathologists from the MCGI network, clinical trial and genomic testing experts.
The goal of the sessions is to provide interpretation support for treating clinicians and to allow the assembled community of M.D.s to discuss potential treatment options for the patient, creating the opportunity for personalized medicine.
MCGI GTBs address a significant barrier to wider adoption of cancer genomic testing in clinical care---the interpretation of clinical genomic test results. The information in a test report includes a significant amount of curated data to give a clinician the highest amount of information to inform treatment decisions in the best possible way. However, the process of interpreting this information and translating it into clinical care can be time-consuming and the MCGI GTBs are designed to efficiently facilitate this process. The MCGI GTBs have been deemed as an eligible CME activity.
Clinicians attending the MCGI GTB sessions benefit from the input of several experts in the field in a moderated discussion. Our genomic tumor board advisors have extensive experience in using clinical genomic tumor testing results to guide patient treatment. Additional expertise and support are brought to the discussion by representatives from The Jackson Laboratory's CLIA Lab and The Jackson Laboratory’s Clinical Knowledge Base (CKB), as well as a medical science liaison from the respective testing company.
The MCGI GTB meetings are held virtually, allowing providers from across the state of Maine to access this educational activity without need for travel. MCGI GTB meetings are 30 minutes to one hour in length.
Our team strives to make GTB meetings easy for clinician participation: all we need is a de-identified genomic test report and clinical summary and we handle the rest. If you are interested in presenting a case, please submit a case for presentation below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sessions convene via video-teleconference (VTC) in U.S. Eastern Time.
Due to the virtual format of the sessions, physician sign-in for CME credit is recorded as a screen-shot image of the participants list within the VTC software, or on a hand copy sign-in sheet for in-person attendees at MCGI study sites.
CME evaluations are sent electronically at the end of the year-long GTB session series to signed-in attendees. Upon completing and submitting the evaluation, attendees are awarded up to the maximum CME credits for which they are eligible. Non-physician attendees will not be awarded CME credit but are eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
Clinicians interested in attending may contact us at email@example.com to be added to the invitation list.
We welcome guests to sit in on the MCGI GTB sessions and would like to hear more about your interest and how you heard about us. Interested observers may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our invitation list. Please tell us about yourself and whether you might be interested in claiming CME credit for your attendance.