Exploring the Role of Genomics in Ameliorating Health Inequities
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Expires on Mar 16, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Mental health equity in the context of genomics requires an understanding of how biology influences disease and how disease is influenced by biological and non-biological determinants of health (i.e., social determinants of health) in all populations. Successful implementation of genomic medicine will mean that all populations have equal, effective, and affordable access to genomic medicine and that diagnosis, prevention, and treatment strategies can target the bases of mental illness without bias for or against any group.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze genomics and its role in mental health inequities.
  • Apply genomics into mainstream medical and public-health practices.
  • Utilize evidence-based interdisciplinary research and innovated frameworks to address mental health inequities and disparities.
  • Integrate innovative tools and resources to better serve diverse communities with high-quality patient care and increased access to care.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, residents/fellows, Medical students, other health professionals

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Activity Start Date: March 16, 2022
Activity End Date: March 16, 2025

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Planning and Faculty Disclosures

  • Regina James, MD. Deputy Medical Director & Chief of DDHE, Dr. Regina James has no financial disclosures. 
  • Dolores Malaspina, MD. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Dolores Malaspina has no financial disclosures. 
  • Vence Bonham. Acting Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, Vence Bonham has no financial disclosures. 
  • Eimear Kenny, MD, PhD. Professor, School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Eimear Kenny has no financial disclosures. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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