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From Diagnosis to Treatment: A Collaborative Approach to SMA Management

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00–8:00 am
Grand Saguaro East
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona


This activity is not part of the official scientific program of the AANEM Annual Meeting.

Jointly provided by: The France Foundation and the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Target Audience
This activity is intended for neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physicians, neuromuscular specialists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with SMA.


7:00 AM

Welcome, Introductions

7:05 AM

Case Discussions
(Each case will review genetic testing, SMA types, treatment initiation, and patient/parent communication)

7:50 AM

Question and Answer

8:00 AM


Perry B. Shieh, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UCLA Medical Center

Melissa A. Gibbons, MS, CGC
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The France Foundation and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Genetic Counselors: The France Foundation anticipates approval of continuing education of up to 0.10 CEUs or 1.00 contact hours (Category 1) for the SMA Symposium. CEUs earned through this program will be accepted by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) as Category 1 CEUs for genetic counselor recertification.

Commercial Support Acknowledgment:This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 E Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona, 85054
Location Website



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