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An Invitation from Dr. Charis Eng

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to attend the Genomic Medicine Institute’s 7th Annual Genetics and Genomics Education Symposium, entitled “Neurogenetics Across the Lifespan. We are planning an engaging day that will meld cutting-edge research with advances in the diagnosis, management and treatment of genetic neurological conditions.

Neil Friedman, MBChB, staff physician and former director of the Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, will deliver the morning keynote address on spinal muscular atrophy. Other topics include autism, Alzheimer disease, psychological assessment in neurogenetic disorders and the ethics of neurogenetic testing.

Please refer to the enclosed agenda for more details about this year’s speakers and topics.

I am sure you will enjoy this day of education and discussion centered on our common interests in genetic and genomic medicine. We will close the day with my presentation, "Your Genes, Your Wine, Your Health," followed by a wine reception where you’ll have the opportunity to join together with your colleagues.


Charis Eng, MD, PhD
Hardis Chair, Genomic Medicine Institute
Director, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Cleveland Clinic


Course Overview

This program, presented by Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute (GMI), will provide the opportunity to review the latest advances in genetics and genomics. GMI will provide state-of-the-art information to healthcare providers treating patients with genetic neurological disorders. Expert Cleveland Clinic and guest faculty will present case- and research-based presentations highlighting the integration of genetics and genomics into clinical practice in neurological healthcare.

Who Should Attend

We invite practitioners and healthcare professionals seeking to learn the latest developments in medical genetics, especially providers in Neurology, Genetics, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties, Pediatrics, and Nursing. Trainees and students with an interest in expanding their knowledge of genomic medicine and related topics are also encouraged to attend.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Examine common symptoms of select genetic neurological conditions and current diagnostic processes for such disorders. 
  • Describe the importance and process of family history taking in neurological disease
  • Discuss current management practices of patients with a diagnosis of, or at high risk for, hereditary neurological disorders
  • Review the social and ethical implications of genetic screening and testing in the neurological healthcare setting