Clinical Genetic and Genomic Testing for Autism and Related Disorders

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Clinical Genetic and Genomic Testing for Autism and Related Disorders
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Cost:  $195 

Description of Program Content:
Autism and intellectual disability (ID) are common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorders that frequently bring children to the attention of geneticists, neurologists, and other subspecialists . Autism and ID are characterized by extreme genetic heterogeneity and there is a growing variety of genetic testing options available to patients. After a brief review of these conditions, we will compare various testing options and discuss the implications of genetic testing for medical management.
Measurable Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity the participant will be able to:
• Discuss the current and future approaches to clinical genetic and genomic testing for children and families affected by autism and related disorders.
• To identify diagnostic utility and challenges related to clinical genetic and genomic testing for autism and related disorders


Benjamin D. Solomon, MD
Managing Director, GeneDx

Ben Solomon is a board-certified pediatric geneticist who focuses on the use of genetics and genomics to identify, understand and care for patients with both rare and common genetic conditions as well as broad applications of genomic medicine.  In addition to his laboratory, clinical, and research leadership and advocacy, Dr. Solomon has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and textbooks, and is an active lecturer and educator.  Dr. Solomon attended medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics and clinical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health and at Children’s National Medical Center, and served as Chief of the Division of Medical Genomics at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute.

Tracy Brandt, PhD, FACMG
Assistant Director of Neurogenetics

Tracy joined GeneDx in 2013 as an Assistant Director of Neurogenetics. She received her BS in Biology from the University of Mary Washington and her PhD in Biology at The Johns Hopkins University. Tracy completed her American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is board-certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics. Her interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and neuromuscular disorders.


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