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Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy


Continuing Professional Education in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Inherited Metabolic Disorders


Gain new knowledge and stay current about inherited metabolic disorders to advance your career as a genetic metabolic dietitian or healthcare provider. Emory’s electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA) offers live and on-demand learning options to fit your busy work schedule.

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About the program

  • The Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA), launched in 2017, is a comprehensive educational hub developed to increase global clinical and nutritional management knowledge about inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) among genetic metabolic dietitians and other health professionals and translate this knowledge to inform patient care.

  • As a comprehensive education hub, eGNA is comprised of multiple components that cater to different audiences and levels of experience.

Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA) an Educational Hub for Healthcare Professionals Specialized in Inherited Metabolic Disorders


eGNA's Case Conference and Journal club series

2 sessions per year

Each series covers 1 topic and is composed of 2 live webiners and 2 asynchronous offerings:

Live Webinars

  • Case Study presentation with discussion (1 hour)
  • Journal Article presentation with discussion (1 hour)

Asynchronous Journal Article - Evidence Analysis


Asynchronous Medical Commentary Video


Future & all past recordings can be accessed by registering for eGNA.
Providers of all levels would benefit from participation in this part of eGNA.
Providers can present for a journal club by submitting an abstract here.

eGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO Traineeship

2 Traineeship Cohorts Per Year

Enroll 10-12 providers into each traineeship, which meets for 1.5 hours per week for 12 weeks

Each 1.5 Hour Session:

  • Networking (10 minutes)
  • Didactic on an IMD (10 minutes)
  • Case Presentation (40 minutes)
  • Questions & Discussion (20 minutes)

eGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO Traineeship Applications are available at: eGNA ECHO

Providers of all levels would benefit from participation in this part of eGNA. More experienced providers can act as part of the faculty during sessions to guide the case discussions.

eGNA's Structured Online Course

(coming soon)

Basic Level:

Introducing IMDs to entry-level clinicians


Advanced Level:

Application-based education for experienced clinicians

  • Twice per year, eGNA hosts a Case Conference and Journal Club webinar series that includes two live webinars, a pre-recorded medical commentary video, discussion board, and pre- and post-test required for a continuing education certificate. We encourage participants to get involved by submitting abstracts for presentation of interesting cases or journal articles. Click the link below to take a look into what topics our past sessions have covered.
  • eGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO Traineeship offers a robust learning opportunity. This traineeship is 12 weeks long and meets weekly for 1.5 hour learning sessions via Zoom. Each session contains a short, educational didactic presentation and one to two case studies presented by the participants. Since its launch in 2020, we have continually enrolled small cohorts of healthcare providers from the US and internationally to complete the traineeship. This traineeship follows the educational framework outlined by Project ECHO.
  • Finally, to further expand our educational hub, we are creating a self-paced course directed at providers entering the field or wanting a refresher in inherited metabolic disorders and their accompanying nutritional intervention – targeted to start in Fall 2023.

Testimonials

  • Was great networking and learning experience. Was able to use recommendations provided in my clinical practice. -- Melissa F. (eGNA ECHO participant)
  • This was an incredible session! I thoroughly enjoyed it and really look forward for more to come in the future. --Chanel S. (A Taste of eGNA Hub participant)​
  • This has been an extremely helpful and valuable experience for me. Thank you for taking the time to plan and facilitate this experience. I still have a lot to learn but I feel more confident in terms of knowing where/who to reach out to if I need help and advice! Thank you! -- Brittain B. (eGNA ECHO participant)
  • You make us more relevant to [the] field. please don't stop; keep educating and updating us. --Solafa M. (eGNA ECHO Participant)

Audience

We welcome practitioners of all levels of experience who have an interest in inherited metabolic disorders and genetic metabolic nutrition, including:

  • dietitians and
  • other healthcare providers

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Goal: To increase global clinical and nutritional management knowledge about inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) among genetic metabolic dietitians, nutritionists, and other clinicians and translate this knowledge to inform patient care.
  • Course-Level Learning Objectives:
    • Participants will:
      • Translate theory learned in various components of the eGNA learning model into clinical practice through discussions with instructors, classmates, and international metabolic dietitian community.
      • Observe and describe strategies to solve clinical cases through instructor and peer modeling of cognitive processes.
      • Network and build camaraderie with professional peers and instructors through synchronous and asynchronous interactions.
      • Discover and share best practices for acute and long-term nutrition management of patients with inherited metabolic disorders in a clinic setting.
      • Devise and practice methods to effectively solve clinical cases.
      • Develop effective learning strategies in one's clinical practice.

Course Faculty

  • eGNA is provided by the Metabolic Nutrition Program of Emory University’s Department of Human Genetic in the School of Medicine. The sessions are enriched with various invited genetic providers.
  • Course Director: Rani H Singh, PhD, RD

Which one is right for me?


Comparison of eGNA learning opportunities:

Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA): An Educational Hub for Healthcare Professionals Specializing in Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMDs)

eGNA's Conference and Journal Club SerieseGNA's Genetic Nutrition ECHO TraineeshipeGNA's Structured Online Course (In Production)
Layout

Each series covers 1 topic and is composed of:

  • 2 live webinars (can be viewed afterwards in the library as well)
    • Case conference
    • Journal club
  • 2 asynchronous offerings
    • Medical commentary
    • Evidence analysis

Cohort meets for 1.5 hours per week for 12 weeks; completely synchronous

Each 1.5 Hour Session:

  • 10 minutes networking
  • 20 minutes didactic on an IMD
  • 40 minutes case presentation
  • 20 minutes questions & discussion
Asynchronous online course broken into modules. Beginner and Advanced tracks will be available.
Time Commitment
  • 2 series per year, one Spring and one Fall
  • High flexibility to attend sessions live or watch recorded sessions afterwards
  • Enroll 2 cohorts of about 10-12 providers per year, one Spring and one Fall
  • Cohort members commit to participating in a 12-week series
  • Can enroll into the self-guided course at any time
  • Flexibility to complete the course at your own page and on your own time


AudienceAll healthcare providers are welcome to join; all levels of experience would benefit from participation. Providers can apply to be a presenter by submitting an abstract at the link below.Providers of all levels of experience would benefit from participation in this part of eGNA. More experienced providers can act as part of the faculty during sessions to guide the case discussions.Providers new to the field would benefit most from the Beginner course and providers with a few years of experience would benefit most from the Advanced course.
Continuing Education
CostFree for providersFree for providersTBD
How to get involved?Register HereApply to be enrolled in an upcoming cohort: Participation and Interest ApplicationTBD

Register

  • Case Conference and Journal Club Series

    When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:
    • Institution/Company Type
    • Job Role
    • Current Registration/License # if you have one
    • Do you provide direct care for patients with an inherited metabolic disorder (IMD)?
    • Why do you want to participate in eGNA?

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Funding sources

At this time, there is no registration fee requires. This program has been made possible by the generosity for the following sponsors:
  • Southeast Regional Genetics Network, a HRSA supported program (Grant # UH7MC30772)
  • Georgia CTSA - Emory School of Medicine Dean's Imagine, Innovate and Impact (Iᶾ) Education Award 2020
  • If you would like to make a donation, please contact eGNA@emory.edu.