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Updated Epilepsy Genetic Testing Guidelines
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Speaker: Beth Rosen Sheidley
Beth Rosen Sheidley, MS, CGC, is a licensed genetic counselor with over 25 years of experience in clinical genetic counseling, research and teaching. Her career has focused on the genetic basis of common neurodevelopmental and/or psychiatric illness, including autism, epilepsy and bipolar disorder. For the last decade, Beth has served as Co-Director of the Epilepsy Genetics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Senior Genetic Counseling Program Manager for Neurology, overseeing a team of genetic counselors who provide services to pediatric patients with neurodevelopmental phenotypes and conduct clinical research. Beth is one of the founding members and Co-Chair of EpiGC, an international network of genetic counselors who specialize in epilepsy genetics. She is a PAB member for the Epilepsy Foundation and the Co-Editor of Genetics for the Epilepsy Foundation website.

Speaker: Lacey Smith
Lacey Smith, MS, CGC, is a clinical and academic genetic counselor within the Epilepsy Genetics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she serves as the Genetic Counseling Program Manager for Epilepsy Genomics. Her research interests aim to better understand the genetic contributions to the epilepsies, particularly through ES/GS studies and collaborative gene discovery efforts. She is a coordinator of the ClinGen Epilepsy Sodium Channel Variant Curation Expert Panel, incorporating both gene- and disease-specific expertise into modifying variant classification rules.

Speaker: Natalie Lippa
Natalie Lippa, MS, CGC, is an Assistant Professor of Genetic Counseling at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and is the Co-Director of Genetic Counseling at the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) . Since joining the CUIMC, she has focused on the genetics of neurological disease with a particular interest in epilepsy.

Oct 19, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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