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Virtual Grand Rounds: Autism Spectrum Disorder Genetics: From the Research Lab to the Clinic

Presented by:

Matthew State, MD, PhD
Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
President, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics
Weill Institute for Neurosciences
University of California, San Francisco

This lecture will provide an update on the identification of specific genes contributing to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and what these discoveries have revealed about the causes of ASD and other developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. The talk will address the emergence of therapeutic approaches that allow for the targeting of specific genetic mutations and discuss both the opportunities and challenges that these developments pose for psychiatry and child psychiatry.

Educational Objectives   

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the types of genetic mutations that have been found to lead to ASD.
  2. Describe two different approaches to correcting genetic mutations in early onset neurological disorders that are currently in clinical practice.
  3. Recall at least 2 key practical and ethical challenges to applying gene-targeting technologies to ASD.

 Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NASW/Connecticut Statement:
This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

New York Social Worker Statement:
Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0728. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

New York Psychologist Statement:
Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0227.  This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

Speaker Disclosure: Dr. State serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for MapLight Therapeutics.

No planners of this activity have indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.

To view all Silver Hill Hospital’s upcoming Grand Rounds, view the Silver Hill Hospital Calendar