In partnership with the Weitzman Institute, the New England Regional Genetics Network is excited to announce special Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics sessions focused on genetic factors in the setting of autism and obesity in pediatric and adolescent populations. Providers and their care teams are invited to register for these sessions, or the full one year ECHO program.
December 9, 2020: Genetic Testing: What the Primary Care Practitioner Needs to Know
February 10, 2021: TBD
12pm - 1:00pm ET
About Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics
Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics is a one year program that uses twice monthly videoconferencing sessions to connect primary care medical and behavioral health providers with a multidisciplinary team of experts to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for underserved children and adolescents. During each 60-minute session, the faculty team delivers educational presentations on key issues in pediatric health including asthma management, genetic screening, obesity, diabetes, suicide/self-harm, autism, and cardiology, and provides recommendations on challenging cases posed by participants.
About the Presenter
- Leah W. Burke, MD: Dr. Burke is board certified in both Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics. She serves as the Director of the University of Vermont Medical Center Clinical Genetics Program and is a professor in the UVM College of Medicine. She also serves on the Council of Genetics for the American Academy of Pediatrics and on the board of the New England Regional Genetics Network. She has been regionally and nationally involved in ensuring that the education of genetics and genomics is continued at the postgraduate and continuing education level.
- If you are registering for the genetic sessions only: After you complete the registration form, we will send you session access details and a calendar invitation. You will also receive a session agenda on the morning of the session.
- If you are registering for the full, one-year program: After you complete the registration form, we will follow up with onboarding information for the program and confirm your participation.
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Lehet, Program Specialist, at [email protected]
The NERGN project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UH7MC30778; New England Regional Genetics Network; total award amount: 1.5 million; 100% from governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.