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Continuing Education Courses

Prenatal Diagnoses of Down Syndrome:
Delivering Results in Our New Age of Genetic Testing
Massachusetts General Hospital 

In this presentation, Dr. Brian Skotko reviews the latest advances in prenatal testing for Down syndrome.  He further reviews the evidence-based research on how physicians can effectively deliver a prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.  The presentation includes highlights from his publications in Pediatrics, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Journal of Medical Genetics. This course is available online for free and for CME credits.?

Harvard Medical School on-line class
Down Syndrome: Healthcare Updates for the Primary Care Pediatrician

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition in humans, but do you know the latest evidence-based medicine on how to best manage these patients? Much has changed since medical school! Many healthcare guidelines and emerging literature are changing the way that individuals with Down syndrome are diagnosed, followed, and managed. Astute physicians can now detect associated conditions before they become symptomatic in an effort to maximize health care development. The goal of this course if to review the latest advances in healthcare management of children with Down syndrome so that primary care pediatricians and other interested health care professionals can provide exceptional care. This course is available through the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.

What the Other Children Without Down Syndrome Are Thinking: Sibling Issues for the Pediatrician

In a one-hour presentation, physicians will explore what questions, needs, and concerns are often raised by their patients who have a brother or sister with Down syndrome. Physicians will come away with practical answers to commonly raised questions. This presentation draws upon Dr. Brian Skotko and Sue Levine's publication in American Journal of Medical Genetics and their new book, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. This course is available online for free and for CME credits.