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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Genetic Testing in Pediatric Neurology (CME) is a Course

Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Genetic Testing in Pediatric Neurology (CME)

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About this Course

Pediatric neurology providers and patients have more options than ever before for genetic testing. Evidence is growing for the utility of genetic testing for a range of conditions for the purpose of diagnosis and optimizing treatment. While genetic testing can be a powerful tool in certain situations, not all genetic testing is the same. Broader tests assess more genes and increase the possibility of a diagnosis, but also confer specific benefits, limitations, and challenges in results interpretation and counseling.

Precision Medicine for Your Practice is a series of short (20-30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Genetic Testing in Pediatric Neurology, participants will learn the benefits and limitations of genetic testing for pediatric neurological conditions. This online module will include five parts: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; and "dig deeper," logistics, and additional resources for those who are interested in more detail.

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CME Disclosures

Precision Medicine For Your Practice: Genetic Testing in Pediatric Neurology - CME
Original Publication Date: September 5, 2019
Expiration Date: September 4, 2022 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the physician will be able to:

  • Identify scenarios in which there is further value added by molecular diagnosis
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different genetic tests for clinical context

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians who work with children with neurologic conditions.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Claiming Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.

Multimedia Contributors
Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory
Sean C. McConnell, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Science, Medicine & Public Health, CME Program Committee, AMA
Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Education, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Disclosure Statement
Unless noted, no individuals in control of content reported a conflict of interest.


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Hardware/software Requirements
Audio speakers or headphones
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher 

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All information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for clinical guidance or the consultation of a medical professional. Always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in Precision Medicine for Your Practice. Reliance on any information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice is solely at your own risk. The Jackson Laboratory does not endorse or recommend any specific procedures, tests, products, services, health professionals or other information that may be found in Precision Medicine for Your Practice.