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Upcoming Educational Webinar

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy: A clinical review and test utilization guide

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT

Presented by:

Khalida Liaquat, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Medical Affairs
Athena Diagnostics

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Cite key clinical features and inheritance patterns of  limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  • Describe the molecular and clinical complexity of this disease group
  • Apply current guidelines and recommendations for LGMD


About the Presenter

Khalida Liaquat has been with Quest Diagnostics since 2011. Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, Khalida served as a clinical prenatal and pediatric genetic counselor at Kings County Hospital Center and Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. At Quest Diagnostics, Khalida specializes in molecular genetic testing at Athena Diagnostics, focusing on the areas of neurology, endocrinology, and nephrology. Her special interests include variant sciences and education.  

Khalida earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and her master’s degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She has been board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling since 2009 and is a licensed genetic counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Khalida is an active member of the National Society
of Genetic Counselors and EpiGC, whose mission is to promote access to quality genetics services for those affected by epilepsy.

Our genetic counselors are specialized professionals helping to improve the health of patients through the support and education of our healthcare provider partners.

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