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Upcoming Educational Webinar

Insights into the Importance of Genetic Testing in Epilepsy

Thursday, May 18 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT

Presented by:

Lacey Smith, MS, CGC
Licenced Genetic Counselor
Epilepsy Genetics Program Deparptment of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital

Learning objectives:
  • Describe the etiology of epilepsy
  • Discuss the role of genetic testing in the clinical evaluation of idiopathic and syndromic epilepsy
  • Describe the variability in genetic testing approaches
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About the presenter

Lacey is a licensed genetic counselor in the Epilepsy Genetics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She provides genetic counseling services to patients and families seen in the Epilepsy Genetics Clinical Consultation Program. In addition to her clinical work, she coordinates the Boston site of the PCDH19 Patient & Family Registry and is involved in a variety of collaborative research projects that aim to better understand the genetic contributions to epilepsy. Lacey is a member of EpiGC, which is an international network of genetic counselors who specialize in epilepsy genetics and who are dedicated to promoting access to quality genetics services for patients and families affected by epilepsy. 

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