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Care Pathways in Achondroplasia: Individualizing Proactive Team-Based Treatment

  • Authors: Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD; Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc; Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/30/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/30/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pediatricians, endocrinologists, geneticists, orthopedic surgeons, and other healthcare providers who provide care to individuals with achondroplasia.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to individualize treatment decisions for pediatric patients with achondroplasia as well as lead and contribute to multidisciplinary team-based care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Current evidence for novel and emerging treatments for achondroplasia
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Proactively monitoring children with achondroplasia for complications and comorbidities
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Individualize the care team for a child with achondroplasia


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  • Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD

    Professor, Department of Genetic Medicine
    Director, Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Participation by Dr Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Biomarin; Innoskel; Novo Nordisk; QED Therapeutics
    Research funding from: Biomarin; QED Therapeutics; Therachon 


  • Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc

    Chief of Endocrinology
    Children's National Hospital
    Washington, DC


    Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Ascendis; Biomarin; Novo Nordisk; QED Therapeutics
    Research funding from: Biomarin; Ipsen; Novo Nordisk; Pfizer

  • Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD

    Chief of Children’s Orthopaedics
    Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics
    Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
    Medical Director, Pediatric Surgical Services
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, Missouri


    Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Orthopediatrics; Zimvie
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Biomarin; Orthopediatrics; Zimvie
    Research funding from: Ascendis; Biomarin; Zimvie
    Royalties from: Orthopediatrics (PediLoc Femur®, PediLoc® Tibia, Response Small Stature System)
    Patent beneficiary of: Orthopediatrics (PediLoc Femur®, PediLoc® Tibia)


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    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Care Pathways in Achondroplasia: Individualizing Proactive Team-Based Treatment

Authors: Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD; Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc; Daniel Hoernschemeyer, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/30/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/30/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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