Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Research and Medical Treatment Implications
Metabolic Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder –
How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Watch the webcast.
- Complete the CME posttest (each question must be answered correctly).
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- Complete the credit and evaluation form.
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Release Date: November 7, 2014
Renewal Date: November 7, 2016
Expiration Date: November 7, 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes
This activity provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid metabolic issues associated with autism are addressed. Health and behavior of children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about metabolic etiologies associated with this complex disorder.
- Discussion of the importance of metabolic comorbidities in persons with autism.
- Appreciate that some genetic metabolic disorders can have autism as an important feature of the clinical phenotype.
- Recognize key symptoms and signs that signal the possibility of an underlying metabolic disorder in someone with autism.
- Recognize when to refer an individual with autism to a specialist in clinical metabolism or medical genetics - or how to begin an appropriate diagnostic evaluation.
This presentation 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 metabolic comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.
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 a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. To receive AAP credit, print an extra copy of your CME certificate and mail it to:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Attn: Transcript Coordinator
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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
AAP Credit is only recorded if the physician is a member of the AAP or a PediaLink subscriber. Be sure to include your membership information with the certificate noting you are requesting AAP credit for this approved activity.
Activity Director and Faculty
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Pathologist
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Mark Korson, MD
Chief, Metabolism Service
Director, Metabolic Disorders Clinic
Tufts University School of Medicine
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Mark Korson, MD
This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and
Autism Research Institute.