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CPD

Genetic Counselling for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Patients and Their Families

  • Authors: Bart P. Leroy, MD, PhD; Catherine Vignal-Clermont, MD; Valerio Carelli, MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 8/18/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 8/18/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US neurologists, ophthalmologists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is that neurologists and ophthalmologists will be better able to provide relevant information to patients with suspected or diagnosed Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Genetic testing for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)
    • Family planning for LHON families
  • Demonstrate greater competence in their ability to
    • Providing genetic counselling to those affected by LHON


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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Faculty

  • Bart P. Leroy, MD, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Genetics, and Visual Electrophysiology
    Ghent University
    Ophthalmologist and Clinical Geneticist
    Head, Department of Ophthalmology
    Center for Medical Genetics Ghent
    Ghent University Hospital
    Ghent, Belgium

    Disclosures

    Bart P. Leroy, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Bayer; Biogen; GenSight Biologics; IVERIC bio; LookoutGTx; MeiraGTx; Novartis; Oxurion; ProQR Therapeutics; REGENXBIO Inc.; Spark Therapeutics Inc.; Vedere Bio; ViGeneron
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Bayer; Biogen; GenSight Biologics; IVERIC Bio; Novartis; Oxurion
    Research funding from: GenSight Biologics; MeiraGTx; Novartis; Oxurion; ProQR Therapeutics

  • Catherine Vignal-Clermont, MD

    Department of Emergencies and Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Rothschild Foundation Hospital Paris
    Department of Ophthalmology
    Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts
    Paris, France

    Disclosures

    Catherine Vignal-Clermont, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Valerio Carelli, MD, PhD

    Chief, Laboratory of Neurogenetics
    Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM)
    University of Bologna School of Medicine
    Bologna, Italy

    Disclosures

    Valerio Carelli, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Editors

  • Maya Khalaf, MSc

    Associate Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Maya Khalaf, MSc, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Eloise Ballard, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Eloise Ballard, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.  

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Genetic Counselling for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Patients and Their Families

Authors: Bart P. Leroy, MD, PhD; Catherine Vignal-Clermont, MD; Valerio Carelli, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 8/18/2022

Valid for credit through: 8/18/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that neurologists and ophthalmologists will be better able to provide relevant information to patients with suspected or diagnosed Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.