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Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Research and Medical Treatment Implications

Webcast Series

This activity provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical and neurological issues associated with autism are addressed. Health of children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about medical and neurological etiologies associated with this complex disorder.

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Metabolic Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder - Case Studies
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry
Metabolic Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder - Part One
Estimated Time:  45 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry
Metabolic Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder - Part One
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry
Neurological Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry
Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry
Gastrointestinal Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:   Webcast
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Expiration Date:   November 7, 2017
Technical Requirements:   Flash Player
Specialties:  Pediatric, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry

Series Objectives

  1. Provide expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical issues associated with autism are addressed.
  2. Describe the diagnostic recognition of medical, gastrointestinal, and neurological comorbidities in children and adults with autism.
  3. Review and discuss research and treatment implications beyond behavioral intervention for autism.
  4. Describe key symptoms, clinical signs and laboratory test results that suggest underlying metabolic disorders in autism.
  5. Review the strengths and limitations of laboratory tests used to screen for metabolic disorders.
  6. Identify criteria by which to assess the strengths/limitations of studies on metabolic disorders in persons with autism.
  7. Describe the care of neurological co-morbidities in children and adults with autism.
  8. Review and discuss research and treatment implications beyond behavioral intervention for autism.
  9. Describe key symptoms, clinical signs and laboratory test results that suggest underlying gastrointestinal disorders in autism.
  10. Identify criteria by which to assess the strengths/limitations of studies on gastrointestinal disorders in persons with autism.

Target Audience

This online series is designed for a primary audience of pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, medical geneticists and allied health practitioners. The secondary audience includes internists, nutritionists and associated allied health practitioners interested in underlying medical and neurological comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Autism Research Institute. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 6.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Activity Director

Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Pathologist
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH