C93 - Advances in Neurogenetics

Event Time: Monday April 23, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Matthew Harms MD
Description: The rapid pace of neurogenetic discoveries is leading to improved diagnosis, providing new mechanistic insights, and identifying therapeutic targets. The introductory lecture will highlight technological advances and genetic discoveries impacting the entire spectrum of neurologic diseases. This year's Focus Topics will provide up-to-the-minute reviews of the explosion of genetic understanding in hereditary spastic paraplegia and epilepsy. Faculty will cover critical areas in neurogenetics, encompassing a broad spectrum of neurologic disorders that differ in their clinical manifestation, age of onset, neuroanatomical susceptibility, and genetic mechanism. Faculty will also cover important ethical and methodological issues concerning genetic testing for neurogenetic disorders, challenges in data interpretation, and translation of neurogenetics into clinical practice.
Completion Message: Participants should obtain a broad overview of neurogenetic advances, familiarity with available tools in diagnostics, current understanding of disease mechanisms underlying hereditary developmental and degenerative neurologic disorders, treatment strategies, and expert opinions on practical and still-evolving approaches to neurogenetic disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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