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RF225-2 - Untangling the Helix 2017: The Genetics Perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Friday, November 24
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

This presentation will illustrate the clinical features which would alert a primary care provider that a patient with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from referral for genetic consultation. The benefits and limitations of genetic testing for individuals with ASD will be highlighted. A preliminary primary care-based work-up and expectations of a genetic assessment will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Shawna Morrison

Genetic Counsellor/Program Manager
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Genetics Education Canada - Knowledge Organization (GEC-KO)

Ms. Shawna Morrison is a board certified genetic counsellor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. She received her MS in genetic counselling at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her clinical role at CHEO is diverse, providing genetic counselling from preconception to adult life, over a diverse group of disorders. She is the manager of program GEC-KO, Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization. GEC-KO, a not-for-profit program, is the first Canadian concerted effort to build genetics competencies in primary care, specialty medicine, and other health professions. The program's website can be found at www.geneticseducation.ca.

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June Carroll

Professor and Clinician Scientist, Sydney G Frankfort Chair in Family Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sinai Health System, University of Toronto

Dr. June C. Carroll holds the Sydney G. Frankfort Chair in Family Medicine and is a Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto. She practices family medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System in Toronto. Dr. Carroll is the Co-Director of GEC-KO, Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization. GEC-KO, a not-for-profit program, is the first Canadian concerted effort to build genetics competencies in primary care, specialty medicine, and other health professions. The program's website can be found at www.geneticseducation.ca.

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