Translating the Complex Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Translating the Complex Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder


13May

Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • "Translating the Complex Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder"
  • Edwin H. Cook Jr. MD
    • Earl M Bane Professor of Psychiatry
    • Director, Program for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Edwin H. Cook Jr.

Location
  • Online - via Zoom
Video Recording
Event Details

Ed Cook attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He trained in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. After completion of training, he was promoted to the role of Professor of Psychiatry, Human Genetics and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago until his move to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.
 
Ed is now the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Associate Head for Clinical Affairs in Psychiatry, and the Earl M. Bane UIC Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His program of research focuses on collaborative molecular genetic studies of autism spectrum disorder, with an emphasis of studies of relationships between genotype and phenotype. He also focuses on study of the biomarker, hyperserotonemia, in autism. The goal of Dr. Cook’s research is the development of improved pharmacological treatments of autism as well as through better selection of existing treatments through pharmacogenomics. He has assessed and treated children, adolescents and adults with autism for over 30 years, including following many patients for 30 years or more.


Audience:

Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health

Purpose:

To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:

Advanced

Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of genetic factors in autism spectrum disorder
  2. Understand the role of common inherited genetic variation to autism spectrum disorder
  3. Understand the role of rare de novo genetic variation in constrained brain-expressed genes in autism spectrum disorder

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Dr. Cook has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.