Topic: The Role of Genetic Testing to Shorten the Diagnostic Odyssey
Date: Nov 18, 2020 3 p.m. ET
Are you or someone you know searching for a diagnosis for child with a neurologic condition? Are you searching for the cause of symptoms, such as seizures, because you aren’t confident the current treatment is the best option for the child? You are not alone. Earlier this year, we sent out a survey to our community and heard from over 1,000 families about their diagnostic journey. In response to what we heard from families the Child Neurology Foundation is hosting a webinar on the role of genetic testing to shorten the diagnostic odyssey on November 18.
During this 1-hour webinar, our speakers will discuss the current landscape for getting to a diagnosis from both a family and clinician perspective, including insights from the CNF symposium for the Child Neurology Society and information on genetic testing. After this webinar, you will have a better understanding how genetic testing can help lead to a diagnosis. You will learn about the different types of genetic tests available for children with neurologic conditions, the benefits and possible disadvantages of genetic testing and the role of a genetic counselor. We will also provide information on the cost of testing and discuss ways to cover that cost through insurance and other programs.