AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Friday, September 24, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

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Webinar Description:

Current advances in our knowledge of the genetic contributions to physical health and its integration into medical care have generated both opportunities for advancing healthcare and critical gaps in knowledge on its impact. We will introduce the landscape of genetic advances for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences, from diagnostics to ancestry and predictive risk. We will also explore the current state of genetics within healthcare, the role of early diagnosis on outcomes, opportunities for implementation of individualized interventions, and discuss future directions for this advancing field.

Presenters:

Julian Martinez-AgostoDr. Julian Martinez-Agosto is a Steering Committee Member of the California Center for Rare Diseases, a Principal Investigator in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network Site at UCLA, a site Principal Investigator for the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, and Co-Director of the Care and Research in Neurogenetics (CARING) Program. Dr Martinez-Agosto also participates in Pediatric Genetics efforts within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health system, which provides genetic services to underserved medical populations. These genetics services and interventions aim to achieve early diagnosis and multi-disciplinary care that meets the individualized needs of underserved individuals with neurodevelopmental disabiities and autism. His participation in multi-institutional collaborative studies at both national and international levels has led to many publications describing novel genetic conditions, their associated physical manifestations, and the impact of genetic testing interventions on care of individuals with neurogenetic disabilities.

Please Note:

  • CART captioning will be provided. For additional disability accommodations please email Jennifer Tuell at [email protected] two weeks prior to the event with name of event and accommodation preference in your response.
  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • This webinar will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
  • This webinar will be archived and available on the AUCD Webinar Library.