Neurogenetics

April 2011, Volume 17, Issue 2
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Neurogenetics

April 2011, Vol.17, No.2

Guest Editor:

Jeffery M. Vance, MD, PhD; Demet Tekin, MD, PhD

Editor-in-Chief:

Aaron E. Miller, MD

ISSN: 1080-2371

Online ISSN: 1538-6899

REVIEW ARTICLES
Just in Time: An Update on Continuum Neurogenetics
Rost, Natalia S.
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 239-248
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396959.52198.1b
Genomic Medicine and Neurology
Vance, Jeffery M.; Tekin, Demet
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 249-267
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396960.90316.8e
Primer on Genetic Counseling
Hahn, Susan Estabrooks
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 268-279
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396961.97939.92
Genetic Evaluation of Inherited Muscle Diseases
Baloh, Robert H.
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 280-293
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396962.75069.2f
Inherited Peripheral Neuropathies
Shy, Michael E.
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 294-315
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396963.75069.66
Genetic Testing in Clinical Practice
Nance, Martha A.
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 316-325
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396964.82692.1f
Genetics of Dementia
Padilla, Claudia; Isaacson, Richard S.
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - p 326-342
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000396965.20811.df
Editor's Preface
Articles
Key Points
Abbreviations
Appendix
Issue Overview

Editor-in-Chief:

Learning Objectives

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology April 2011 - Volume 17 - Issue 2, Neurogenetics - [no page #] doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000394682.05491.8b

Upon completion of the Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Neurogenetics issue, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the genetic basis of common neurologic diseases
  • Describe the importance of genetic counseling to a patient and his or her family during diagnosis, testing, and management of a neurologic disease
  • Recognize existing strategies when ordering genetic testing and consider the ethical, legal, and social implications of such testing
  • Evaluate the genetic features of dementia-related diseases, inherited muscular diseases, and peripheral neuropathies
  • Differentiate between mendelian and complex neurologic genetic diseases
  • Explain the initiation of “genomic medicine” in neurology with recent genetic discoveries and technologic progress
  • Summarize the recent developments in neurogenetics since publication of the last Continuum issue on this topic (Volume 14, Number 2, April 2008)
  • Discern the difference between presymptomatic and early symptomatic cases of neurogenetic disorders such as Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Describe the scope and limitations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
  • Assess the ethical implications of genetic testing in children with minimal signs of a neurogenetic disorder
  • Develop an integrative approach to the interpretation of a novel genetic variant in a known mendelian disease gene for utilization in patient care and management

The Continuum Neurogenetics issue covers the following core competencies:

  • ▸ Patient Care
  • ▸ Medical Knowledge
  • ▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • ▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • ▸ Professionalism
  • ▸ Systems-Based Practice
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