Update on Common Conditions: Epilepsy, Diabetes, Autism and Alzheimer's Disease

Our understanding of the genetic basis of disease advances at a rapid pace. The goal of this course is to share the status of genetic research and clinical knowledge in regards to several common diseases.

Course learning objectives:

  • Discuss when genetic testing is appropriate and what testing is appropriate for epilepsy related phenotypes
  • Describe benefits genetic testing may have for medical management of epilepsy
  • Describe the developmental brain disorder spectrum and the elements required for a behavioral diagnosis of autism.
  • Identify which individuals are most appropriate for genetic testing and develop an effective testing strategy.
  • Identify appropriate individuals for clinical genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Review the benefits and limitations of different testing offerings for Alzheimer’s disease, including direct to consumer genetic testing, and how to recommend appropriate clinical management.
  • Identify the clinical and genetic heterogeneity and classification of diabetes mellitus and current state of the science of the etiology of all types.
  • Review what information to elicit during a session to identify patients and family members likely to have monogenic diabetes and benefit from genetic testing vs. empiric risk discussion and/or referral to research studies.

Purchase Information

Purchase Type Price

  • NSGC Member: $75
  • Non-member: $100
  • Student Member: $40
  • Student Non-member: $50

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Ethical, Legal and Social Challenges with Genetic Testing and Update on Common Conditions: Epilepsy, Diabetes, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease

Continuing Education

Genetic Counselor CEUs: This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending. 

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