80044117 - The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XL

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Date & Location
Monday, March 19, 2018 6:00 AM - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:00 PM   Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD

Overview


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DESCRIPTION
Genetics has rapidly become integral to the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Modern techniques now allow identification of genetic etiologies in as many as 40% of patients with developmental disabilities. The potential benefits in identifying comorbidities, prognostication, and counseling are clear; the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Medical Genetics all now recommend high-resolution chromosomal microarray testing as first-line evaluation for intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Regardless, there remain significant financial and practical barriers to obtaining this testing. Further, output of these complex tests produce results that can be unexpected and difficult to interpret even for experienced clinicians. Many non-genetics clinicians do not feel equipped to interpret results and articulate a need for further education. The advent and gaining utilization of even higher-resolution techniques such as whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing will further compound this problem over coming years.

Once a genetic variant is identified, incorporating rapidly evolving information from testing into comprehensive care and counseling remains challenging. The number of recognized contributing variants is rapidly growing. In order to make use of the wealth of data now available and to realize the promise of individualized medicine, clinicians must become familiar with the tools and concepts needed to navigate the new genetic information landscape.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity is intended for pediatricians, genetic counselors, neuro-developmentalists, developmental behavioral pediatricians, child neurologists, child psychiatrists, educators, nurses, nurse practititioners, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, physician assistants and social workers.

FEES
Methods of Payment: We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.

Registration Fee ........................................................................$545
Printed Syllabus...........................................................................$35

LATE FEE AND REFUND POLICY
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 13, 2018. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by March 13, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.



Objectives

After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Identify and obtain appropriate genetic testing for children with developmental disabilities.
  2. Interpret genetic testing using current research results.
  3. Counsel patients and families regarding results and implications of genetic testing.
  4. Critically evaluate emerging targeted therapies.

Accreditation


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Fellows Association. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XL: The New Genetics: Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

OTHER CREDIT
This program is offered for up to 1.8 ASHA CEUs (Various level; Professional area)


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is authorized by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a provider of continuing education. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program. A certificate for 18.25 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this activity.

The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
certifies that this program meets the criteria for 18.25 credit hours of Category 1 or 1.8 CEUs of continuing education for social workers and associates licensed in Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer up to 1.79 CEUs or 17.91 Category 1 contact hours for the activity The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XL: The New Genetics: Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 18.25 contact hours for non-physicians.