C92 - Autism Spectrum Disorders What We Know and Where We Are Going

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology
Director(s): Rujuta Wilson MD
Description: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous condition characterized by impaired social communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. Advances in genetic testing and clinical phenotyping have greatly impacted the practice of clinicians diagnosing and treating individuals with ASD. The goal of this symposium is to provide attendees with clinically relevant scientific updates on ASD, in order to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment. We will begin with a case presentation and a brief review of the accurate practice parameter for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ASD. Faculty will then present on advances in genetic testing and in our understanding of the neurobiology of ASD by reviewing pathways and gene function through cases of genetic syndromes as well as emerging polygenic studies. Faculty will also present on existing and emerging clinical trials and therapeutics in ASD through didactic and case-based approaches.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the accurate diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), evidence around pharmacologic interventions for ASD, clinical trials in ASD and the application of new treatments in clinical practice, and develop a better understanding of genetic testing and interpretation in ASD.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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