March 3rd: Genomic Psychiatry: Implementing Precision Medicine for Autism & Developmental Disorders
Although individually rare, pathogenic genetic changes can now explain up to 40% of the cases of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) & intellectual disability (ID), which may have direct implications on clinical management. Multiple professional societies, including AACAP, recommend diagnostic molecular genetic testing as a routine part of the medical evaluation for people diagnosed with ASD or ID of undetermined etiology. Specifically, chromosomal microarray and Fragile X testing are considered as the standard of care, followed by whole exome sequencing in specific cases. There is, however, a large gap between professional recommendations & actual clinical practice, with a small minority of patients receiving these tests. Many factors contribute to this shortfall, including discomfort with ordering genetic testing, difficulties navigating the insurance authorization process, & lack of comfort in interpreting complex test results. And yet, some molecular genetic diagnoses may provide important context regarding genetic susceptibility to co-morbid conditions that could help guide treatment decisions. In this presentation, we will review key genetics concepts & highlight instances in which molecular genetic testing has shaped our clinical recommendations, along with steps to we are taking to move forward with research & clinical care in this area.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses specializing in Primary Care and Pediatrics.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Describe basic rare genetics concepts relevant to psychiatry
- Appreciate genetic testing recommendations for autism and developmental disorders from Professional Medical Societies
- Illustrate clinical examples where genetic testing results impact clinical care for autism and developmental disorders
Parking: Guests are allowed to park at:
◆ Wakefield Baptist Church: 236 Main Street, Wakefield
18 parking spaces (back 2 rows)
◆ Columbia Street/Main Street: Two municipal parking lots on Main St (behind Mary Murphy’s and Phil’s)
Absolutely no parking in the patient parking lot in the front of the building or in the staff parking garage underneath the building. Also, no parking in the lot directly in back of the building. Those spots do not belong to Thundermist and are paid for by other surrounding community businesses. Anyone parking in these spaces will be asked to move their vehicles.
Daniel Moreno De Luca, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University | Providence, RI
Attending Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Bradley Hospital | East Providence, RI
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This activity is approved for 1.25 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.25 APAThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
- 1.25 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.