The Importance of Early Recognition of Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Disease
July 26, 2023
July 26, 2024
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Physician Associate - 0.75 AAPA Category 1 Hour
- Nurses — 0.75 Contact Hours
- CA-BRN — 0.75 Contact Hours (0.25 pharmacology hour)
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity was developed for a national audience of neurologists, family physicians, internists, geneticists, psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice providers, and other clinicians who diagnose or manage patients with GM2 gangliosidoses (Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Disease).
Faculty experts, Jeanine Jarnes, PharmD, and Chester Whitley, MD, PhD delve into the rare and difficult to diagnose GM2-gangliosidoses Tays-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases. Following a discussion of the etiology and pathophysiology of these diseases, the faculty use real-life cases to illustrate the various phenotypes of these conditions, as well as key presenting signs and symptoms. Diagnostic approaches are discussed, alongside current standards of care, including supportive and palliative treatment options. Drs. Jarnes and Whitley describe key therapeutic approaches under investigation to improve outcomes of patients with Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify the most common presenting signs and symptoms of GM2 gangliosidoses
- Differentiate GM2 gangliosidoses from other possible diagnoses
- Classify emerging treatments for the GM2 gangliosidoses
Jeanine Jarnes, PharmD, MSc, BCOP, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
Pharmacotherapy for Inherited Metabolic Diseases
Advanced Therapies Department
College of Pharmacy, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Chester B. Whitley, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Advanced Therapies Program
Director, Gene Therapy Center
Director, PKU Clinic
Departments of Pediatrics, and
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) 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.
The Annenberg Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Associate Credit
The Annenberg Center 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 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until 7/26/24 PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The Annenberg Center designates this education for a maximum of 0.75American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours, including 0.25 pharmacology hour.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 0.75 contact hours. To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
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- Jeanine Jarnes, PharmD, MSc
- Consultant: Lysogene, Passage Bio, Sio
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Chester B. Whitley, MD, PhD
Additional content planners
The following have no relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Sunali Wadehra, MD Medical Writer
Kam Newman, MD (Peer Reviewer)
Amber Lea Lambert, MSN, FNP-C, DNP (Nurse Planner)
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
All staff at the Annenberg Center have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
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
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty for this activity has disclosed that there will be discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved indications.
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