The Diagnostic Odyssey for Individuals With Rare Diseases: Pompe Disease and Other Lysosomal Storage Diseases
A disease is considered “rare” if it affects fewer than 200,000 individuals in the US. Uncovering the genetic roots of rare diseases and using those insights to develop new treatments is an ongoing process. Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are a group of over 70 diseases that are characterized by lysosomal dysfunction, most of which are inherited as autosomal recessive traits. LSDs are characterized by an abnormal build-up of various materials in the body’s cells because of enzyme deficiencies and may affect different parts of the body. New LSDs continue to be identified, and there are emerging therapies and clinical trials in progress on possible treatments for some of these diseases. Living with these rare diseases impacts both the individual and their family/caregivers, both physically as well as mentally.
This activity will explore recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Pompe disease and other LSDs, including current clinical trials. It will also share insights and perspectives from and provide strategies to support the well-being of both the individual and their family/caregiver(s) and highlight the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and improving care for patients with these conditions.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, PAs, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals who care for individuals with LSDs.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the diagnostic journey for individuals with Pompe disease and other LSDs.
- Discuss emerging diagnostic tools and therapies, recent advances in management options and clinical trials for Pompe disease and other LSDs.
- Explain the challenges and barriers with diagnosis, multi-system health issues and treatment.
- Incorporate individual and caregiver engagement into shared decision-making.
- Apply interprofessional team strategies for improving coordination and communication to support the well-being of both the individual and their family/caregiver(s).
Jennifer L. Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Duke Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics
Duke University School of Medicine
About the presenter
Jennifer L. Cohen, MD, completed a combined residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics before joining the faculty at Duke in 2019. Her research interests and expertise are in perinatal genetic medicine with a current focus on earlier diagnosis and management of rare genetic diseases. Dr. Cohen is actively involved in the Pompe disease gene therapy trials at Duke. Her longstanding research interests and training have led her to pursue the study of in utero treatment for lysosomal storage diseases and to pursue implementation of more rapid and comprehensive neonatal diagnostic testing in critically ill infants.
Robin K. Blitz, MD
Family Engagement Center / Special Needs Initiative / Complex Health Solutions
Sarah Chart, RN
Optum Health Education
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
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The presenter and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-22-154-L01-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
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Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
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A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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