The MDS Genetic Testing 101 (Part B) course will provide a comprehensive overview of genetic testing.
FacultyHenry Houlden ; Viorica Chelban, MD
The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on what genetic testing is and how it can be obtained.
Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Describe what genetic testing is, how it can be obtained, how results can be interpreted, and the limitations of the various available methods
2. Recognize when and what type of genetic testing should be performed for a patient with a movement disorder
3. Discuss the important ethical issues and principles involved in genetic testing and counseling
This activity is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry who have limited to no movement disorder experience.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Method of Participation
Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.
MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.
Hardware and Software Requirements
1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.
MDS Secretariat Liaison
All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.