Seizures and Epilepsy in Children: Advances in Genetics and Treatment Part I

credit: BCMwebThis video describes the many types of seizures and epilepsy, the treatments which enable some people to become seizure free as well as advances in the care of difficult to treat forms of epilepsy.

Presenter: Dr. Angus Wilfong, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology, Texas Children's Hospital

Nov. 10, 2015

Seizures and Epilepsy in Children: Advances in Genetics and Treatment Part 2

credit: BCMwebDiscovery of the genes involved in seizure disorders is increasing rapidly and leading the way to new treatments.

Presenter: Dr. Carlos Bacino, Chief, Genetics Service, Texas Children's Hospital

Nov. 10, 2015

Puberty and Sexual Development in Teens with Disabilities

credit: BCMwebThis video discusses myths and facts about teens with disabilities, reviews normal puberty and sexuality and discusses how to protect a teen from abuse. 

Presenter: Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Oct. 13, 2015

The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder

credit: Evenings with Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine"The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder" is presented by Christian Schaaf, M.D. , Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics - Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Presenter: Christian Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.

Objectives:

- Identify individuals with autism spectrum disorder who should undergo genetic testing

- Describe diagnostic tests that would be considered first or second tier in the evaluation of ASD

- Become comfortable explaining the benefit of genetic testing in the context of ASD to families

- Know when to consult a clinical geneticist in the care of individuals with ASD

This teleconference was sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital and was possible thanks to funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Should You Have Your Whole Genome Sequenced?

The "Should you have your whole genome sequenced?" seminar was presented by Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center on Sept. 17, 2013. This is part of the Evenings with Genetics outreach program.

Presenter: Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.

Sept. 17, 2013

Children with Chromosomal Disorders: New Tests Guide Management, Treatment and Counseling

The "Children with Chromosomal Disorders" seminar was presented by Dr. Lorraine Potocki and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN on Aug. 8, 2013. This is part of the Evenings with Genetics outreach program.

Presenters: Dr. Lorraine Potocki and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN

Aug. 8, 2013

Genetics and Care for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

The "Genetics and Care for Children with Congenital Heart Defects" seminar was presented by Dr. John Belmont and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN on Aug. 1, 2013. This is part of the Evenings with Genetics outreach program.

Presenters: Dr. John Belmont and Susan Fernbach, RN, BSN

Aug. 1, 2013

This seminar was offered to enhance the healthcare of children with Congenital Heart Defects in the area of genetics by incorporating new knowledge around the process of the genetic evaluation, current treatment, and resources available to improve identification and care of children who would benefit from a genetic evaluation.