The Brenda Finucane training is on genetics. This training is presented on a very down to earth level. Fabulous presentation that makes the topic interesting as well as educational. The venue can hold up to 600 so space is not too limited.
Sponsored by: DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Region 2
From Single Syndromes to Shared Pathways: Implications of Genetic Diagnoses for People with Intellectual Disabilities- Part 2
Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC
Tuesday April 24th, 2012 — 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Shoreline Conference Center Auditorium
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline. WA 98155 (Corner of 1st NE and NE 185th)
Parking: Free at Shoreline Conference Center. Enter near tennis courts with overflow parking on SW corner of the conference center.
Genetic factors play a major role in causing intellectual disabilities. Advances in diagnostic testing have identified many distinct genetic syndromes associated with cognitive and behavioral symptoms. The study of shared biological pathways demonstrates how different genetic disorders can all result in similar behavioral outcomes, including autism. This training will build on last year’s presentation by Ms. Finucane, covering other genetic syndromes. She will review basic concepts in diagnosis and genetic testing. Current approaches to intellectual disabilities research will be described, including updates on targeted pharmaceutical treatments for some conditions. The practical implications of genetic diagnoses in school, work, and residential settings will be illustrated through descriptions of specific conditions, including: Cornelia de Lange, neurofibromatosis, untreated PKU, and several others.
Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC is a certified genetic counselor and the Executive Director of Elwyn Genetics. She is widely published and has gained international recognition for her expertise in the behavioral and cognitive manifestations of genetic syndromes. Ms. Finucane serves on the scientific advisory committees of several genetics support organizations and is the 2012 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. For over two decades at Elwyn, Ms. Finucane has worked to create practical services that address the educational, behavioral, and health needs of people with genetic conditions.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE CLASS
Contact Kristin Ihrig by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (425) 339-4828. Give the title of the workshop, your name, agency, phone number, and number of people in your party.
************Please note: Lunch is on your own and there are several area restaurants************
If you need accommodations, please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to this event.