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Alzheimer’s Disease: An Approach to Genetic Counseling and Testing

Author: Goldman, Jill, MS, MPhil, CGC
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Description: Jill Goldman describes the different inheritance patterns associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias, instructs attendees on how to use key family history questions to guide genetic testing for AD and other dementias as well as distinguishes the common genes associated with AD and frontotemporal dementia. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 
• Describe the different inheritance patterns associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementias 
• Use key family history questions to guide genetic testing for AD and other dementias 
• Distinguish the common genes associated with AD and Frontotemporal dementia 

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Clinical Overview and Testing Methodologies

Author: Boyar, Fatih , MDDodge, Whitney, LCGC 
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Description: Whitney Dodge, LCGC, Genetic Counselor explains the clinical signs and symptoms of FSHD and discusses the differences between Southern blot and molecular combing testing methodologies. After the presentation Whitney will be joined by expert Dr. Fatih Boyer, Science Director at Quest Diagnostics in San Juan Capistrano, to answer your most challenging questions. 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 
• Describe the clinical and molecular background of FSHD 
• Explain the differences between Southern blot and molecular combing when diagnosing FSHD 
• Cite advantages and limitations of each methodology 

Standardized DNA Variant Scoring System for Pathogenicity Assessments: Application in a Diagnostic Lab Setting

Author: Hoffman, Carol, PhD, MS, LCGCKarbassi, Izabela, Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Description: Izabela Karbassi, PhD and Carol Hoffman, MS, LGC discuss information on standardized DNA variant scoring system as it applies to pathogenicity assessments in the lab setting.

Utility and Limitations of Genetic Testing for Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Author: Ashizawa, Tetsuo, MD
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Description: Dr. Ashizawa discusses genetic testing for Spinocerebellar Ataxia 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will learn: 
• When and what healthcare professionals should order DNA testing for ataxia 
• Why healthcare professionals should order DNA testing for ataxia 
• The future of DNA testing - whole exome / genome sequencing 

Hereditary Ataxia and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: An Approach to Genetic Testing

Author: Liaquat, Khalida, MS, LCGC
Date: Monday, December 07, 2015

Description: Khalida Liaquat, MS, LCGC presents a webinar-based case review on Hereditary Ataxia and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 
• Understand the current knowledge of the genetic basis of Hereditary Ataxias and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias 
• Recognize family history and clinical features as tools to tier genetic testing for Hereditary Ataxia and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia 
• Review strategies to improve testing outcomes using evidence-based testing algorithms

 

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