Loss of Skills in Young Children – When to Suspect and How to Diagnose Rett Syndrome in the Era of Disease Specific Therapy
December 21, 2023
December 21, 2024
This activity is jointly provided by P2P Syncro and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
This activity is supported in by an independent education grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hour
- Physician Assistants — 1.0 CE Credit
- Pharmacists — 1.0 Contact Hour
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
Pediatricians in primary care practice, child neurologists, neurologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, and providers in internal medicine and family medicine.
Recognizing Rett syndrome among pediatric providers is critical especially when the first disease specific therapy now becomes available. How Rett syndrome differs from autism and how loss of acquired speaking or hand skills in young children should trigger the suspicion of the disease will be discussed.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Inquire about loss of acquired speaking or hand skills in 1 to 4-year-old children with developmental stagnation.
- Apply the diagnostic criteria of Rett syndrome to children with loss of acquired speaking or hand skills.
- Manage issues involved in the diagnosis such as differentiating Rett syndrome from autism.
Arthur A. Beisang, MD
Dr. Beisang is a complex care pediatrician at Gillette Children’s in Minnesota. He has extensive experience in caring for patients with Rett syndrome and other rare disorders. His interest in solving problems has led to the discoveries of medical devices for patients in need. His research work on the management of Rett syndrome patients has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Carrie B. Buchanan, MD
Dr. Buchanan is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Greenwood Genetic Center in South Carolina. Her research interests include Rett syndrome and autism spectrum disorders, among others. She led the effort of evaluating behavioral data that generated from the Rett syndrome natural history study. The results of this work have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and P2P Syncro. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.
Pharmacy Continuing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-23-368-H01-P. Type of Activity: Knowledge
Physician Assistant Continuing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 16, 2024 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
- Arthur Beisang, MD
- Consultant/Advisory Board: Acadia
- Carrie Buchanan, MD
- Consultant/Advisory Board: Acadia, Zynerba
- Speakers Bureau/Honoraria for non-CME: Acadia
The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The P2P Syncro planners and others have nothing to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the online activity.
- Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
For Pharmacists: Upon completion of the online evaluation, your credit will be submitted to CPE Monitor. Pharmacists have up to thirty (30) days to complete the evaluation and claim credit. Please check your NABP account within thirty (30) days to make sure the credit has posted.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
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This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
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