Giving Careers Education
NEUROLOGY: Genetic Testing in Epilepsy

Dr. Scott Perry will address epilepsy syndromes in which gene tests nay provide the etiology and alter treatment. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the clinical features, prognosis, and evaluation of epilepsies associated with genetic mutations, specifically testing which may impact prognosis and/or treatment - SCN1A, SLC2A1, PCDH19, POLG1
  • List the utility of other commonly available gene tests 
  • Describe the syndromes/phenotypes which may be associated with mutations in these genes, including GABRG2, KCNQ2/3, STXBP, ARX, and CDKL5.
  • Discuss other genes associated with epilepsy syndromes in which impact to treatment/prognosis is variable – SCN1B, SCN2A, and SCN9A.
Click on the following link to view the Video Grand Rounds presentation:

Genetic Testing in Epilepsy: Recognizing Syndromes in which Gene Tests May Provide the Etiology and Alter Treatment
Additional Information:
Audience: Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Healthcare Professionals
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)
There are currently no scheduled events. Please contact Education at 682-885-4170.
Accreditation Statement(s):
CME Enduring Material
Cook Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Cook Children's designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.