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Fundamentals of Genetics

Activity Snapshot

Activity Type: 
PowerPoint
Release Date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
Sponsor Information: 

This program is supported in part by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme

Faculty

Christina Dailey, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
M Health Fairview
Activity Overview: 

This speaker slide set will highlight the need for a working knowledge of genetics in the evolving treatment landscape. The speaker slide set provides an overview of identifying the patterns of inheritance for hereditary diseases, assessing the risk levels of patients with potentially hereditary neuromuscular diseases, and when to refer to a geneticist.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Appreciate the relevance and importance of genetics for neuromuscular disease, especially in the context of the evolving treatment landscape
  • Identify the patterns of inheritance for genetic diseases
  • Understand the role of the genetic counselor and/or geneticist
  • Effectively counsel patients and their families about the genetic cause of their disease
  • Discover resources, databases, and other references to review genetic conditions