Online Education | Pediatric Drug Therapy 2016 - Drugs and Genetics: Are We Getting Closer to Personalized Medicine?

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Drugs and Genetics: Are We Getting Closer to Personalized Medicine?

Course Description

This module explores the potential benefits of using genetic tests in the treatment of epilepsy and discusses how cannabidiols may help control seizures. 


Russell P. Saneto, DO, PhD

Attending, Neurology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle; Head, Mitochondrial Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Dr. Saneto did a great job helping providers understand the applications of CBD in Dravet and other seizure disorders."

"Great detail and SO interesting."

Target Audience

For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of trying to match medications to particular epilepsy syndromes. 
  2. Discuss whether there are certain genetic tests that should be standard of care in the treatment of epilepsies. 
  3. Give an example of why medication metabolism might be important in treating epilepsy. 

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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