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AUCD - Pre-Conference Workshop 5: Essential Clinical Genetics for LEND and UCEDD Programs

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room 2

Session Description

Our knowledge of the genetic basis for variation in health and disease has expanded exponentially in the last few decades.  In the future these discoveries will increase our understanding of the genetic basis for diversity as well as guide the evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities. Therefore, competency in basic clinical genetics is essential for all healthcare professionals and should be integrated into LEND and UCEDD educational experiences.

Back by popular demand, this workshop features a team-based learning format where LEND Directors will "flip the classroom" to allow participants an opportunity to learn through interacting within small group, interprofessional discussions. This year's program will feature modified case studies, a greater emphasis on genetic counseling and a facilitated discussion of successful strategies to integrate genetics information into existing LEND and UCEDD programs.

Participants are asked to review materials below before attending the session in order to get the most out of the learning experience.

Pre-Workshop Materials

1. View these 30 minute Webinars or Review these Slides:

Myths of Primary Care Providers and Patients/Families Regarding Genetics-Setting the Record Straight (Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series - American Academy of Pediatrics

Top 10 Genetics Resources for Pediatric Primary Care Providers (Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series - American Academy of Pediatrics)

2. View this 60 minute Webinar or Review these Slides

Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD Presents! Genetic Factors Contributing to Disability (AUCD Webinar Library)

3. Review this LIst of Red Flags:

4. Explore this Website:

5. Review this Readiness Assurance Test:

Questions? Contact Meaghan McHugh at AUCD

Featured Presenter(s)

Tyler Reimschisel, MD
LEND Director, Vanderbilt LEND; Nashville, TN

Robert W. Marion, MD
LEND and UCEDD Director, Rose F. Kennedy Center; Bronx, NY

Karen S. Edwards, MD, MPH
LEND Director, Westchester Institute for Human Development; Valhalla, NY

John Moeschler, MD
LEND Director, New Hampshire LEND; Lebanon, NH

Joann Bodurtha, MD, MPH
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Janice Palumbos, MS
Genetics/Genetic Counseling Discipline Coordinator, Utah Regional LEND; Salt Lake City, UT