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Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorders – Case Studies

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Release date: May 24, 2021
Expiration date:
May 24, 2023

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

This activity provides expert insight about the co-occurrence of epilepsy in a discussion of ASD. Increased understanding of the children and adults with autism who experience seizures should be improved by virtue of educating about emerging genetic findings associated with this complex disorder.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key clinical issues relating to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy
  2. Discuss selected important aspects of etiologies and pathogenesis of epilepsy related to ASD
  3. Recognize gaps in the clinical understanding and basic research relating to ASD and epilepsy

Target Audience

This online series is designed for a primary audience of family practice physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, medical geneticists, behavioral medicine experts, pathologists, pharmacists, 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 (ACCME) 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 0.50 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.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your credit will be reported to the ABIM within 30 days of claiming credit.

American Board of Pediatrics’ MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Your credit will be reported to the ABP within 30 days of claiming credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

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

Faculty

Gregory Holmes, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT

CME Disclaimer

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.

Disclosures

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 she has no relationship which, in the context of her presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Marvin Natowicz, MD
Gregory Holmes, MD

 


This CME activity was produced by the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Autism Research Institute