Genetic Counseling and Testing
Parkinson’s Foundation Genetic Counseling and Testing Program seeks to increase awareness and educate healthcare professionals about genetic testing and counseling for Parkinson’s disease.
This free, self-paced series aims to provide a basic level of understanding of the genetic epidemiology of the disease and the key genes that are clinically relevant to PD.
Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease
Video, 27 Minutes
Phenotypes of Parkinson's Disease
Video, 15 Minutes
Genetic Testing Platforms for Parkinson's Disease
Video, 10 Minutes
Factors to Consider When Selecting a Genetic Test
Video, 12 Minutes
Credit and Certificate Claiming
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify the key genes that are important for Parkinson’s disease and apply this knowledge to clinical practice.
- Improve clinical care by understanding which genes and variants have clinical actionability, including potential medication and treatment decisions, qualification for clinical trials, referral for family member testing, and referral for Gaucher’s disease evaluation.
- Identify resources for genetic testing and counseling.
- Increase their ability to discuss heritability of PD, genetic predisposition, and risk for passing on PD to family members and apply this knowledge to clinical practice.
Parkinson’s Foundation adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
- Martha A. Nance, MD has no relevant financial disclosures.
- Jeanine Schulze, MS, CGC has no relevant financial disclosures.
- Thomas F. Tropea, DO, MTR would like to disclose his role as a consultant for Sanofi-Genzyme.
- Activity Director, James Beck, PhD, has no financial disclosures.
- Activity Planner, Anna Naito, PhD, has no financial disclosures.
- Content Validator, Priscila Delgado Hodges, MS, LCGC, has no financial disclosures.
In support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation 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.
Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Parkinson’s Foundation 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 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Parkinson's Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Participation
To register for this course, or to begin/continue the lesson, please click the "Take Course" button above.
Instructions for the course will follow.
NOTE: This course has the same content as our previous version of the Genetic Counseling and Testing Course. If you claimed credit on the old version, you cannot. take this version. You will not see a "take course" button if you have already completed a version of the Genetic Counseling and Testing Course.