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Improving Recognition and Awareness of Novel Therapeutics for Batten Disease

  • Authors: Angela Schulz, MD, PhD
  • CME Released: 9/21/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 9/21/2022, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for neurologists, pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, medical geneticists, and other clinicians who diagnose and treat patients with Batten disease.

The goal of this activity is to improve clinicians’ knowledge of factors that differentiate subtypes of Batten disease and clinical data for therapies being studied for the management of Batten disease.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Factors that differentiate subtypes of Batten disease
    • Clinical data for therapies being studied for the management of Batten disease


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  • Angela Schulz, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Biology
    Children’s Hospital
    NCL Specialty Clinic
    International Center of Lysosomal Storage Disorders (ICLD)
    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
    Hamburg, Germany


    Disclosure: Angela Schulz, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Amicus Therapeutics; BioMarin; Neurogene; REGENXBIO
    Grants for clinical research from: BioMarin, REGENXBIO


  • Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Christina T. Loguidice

    Freelance Medical Writer


    Disclosure: Christina T. Loguidice has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline

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This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Improving Recognition and Awareness of Novel Therapeutics for Batten Disease

Authors: Angela Schulz, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 9/21/2021

Valid for credit through: 9/21/2022, 11:59 PM EST


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