Emerging Trends in Lysosomal Biology & Lysosomal Diseases: STATE-OF-THE-ART FOR EXPERTS

Sunday, February 7, 2021: Virtual ONLY

For the ninth consecutive year, WORLDSymposium™ will begin with “Emerging Trends”. This half day CME/CE course provides a state-of-the-art update for experts working in lysosomal biology and lysosomal diseases. This course is a summary of the latest research trends and other advances in the field.

This year, Emerging Trends will be pre-recorded virtual-only session that will be available to view online starting Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. After the session concludes at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, it will be available to watch on demand for 30 days.

Seasoned researchers provide a global review of the past years’ advances, a state-of-the-art overview of lysosome biology, diseases and therapies. This review evolves every year, providing a summary of the latest research trends, new knowledge, and other discoveries. The course is intended for researchers and health care practitioners who are interested in being current on recent advances in the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of lysosomal diseases. This course is taught at the postgraduate level, e.g., those with a PhD, MD, PharmD, DDS, MS, MPH, etc.

The content provides comprehensive information on lysosomal diseases, but does not overlap or replace the scientific data being presented during WORLDSymposium 2021. Registration Required.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the basic structure, function and molecular biology of lysosomes.
  2. Identify specific lysosomal diseases, their clinical manifestations, and means of diagnosis.
  3. Review current treatments for lysosomal diseases, the potential side effects, and their expected clinical outcomes.
  4. Correlate the molecular biology of lysosomes with clinical features, diagnostic testing, and treatment approaches.

2021 ACCME & ANCC Accreditation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
WORLDSymposium 2021 is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia.

Target Audience:
This activity has been designed for geneticists, pediatricians, primary care practitioners, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, genetic counselors, and other researchers and health care practitioners involved with the identification of disease mechanisms and potential treatments, or involved with the diagnosis and management of individuals with lysosomal diseases. In addition, the content is designed to be applicable to individuals with lysosomal diseases and their family members, as well as advocacy groups involved with raising awareness.

Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WORLDSymposia. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(TM).

Continuing Nursing Education:
This activity is eligible for ANCC credit, see final CNE activity announcement for specific details.

Genetic Counselor CEUs:
This event will be submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.

Genetic Counselors will be required to complete the online Evaluation on CME University (www.cmeuniversity.com) in order to receive a certificate.  Instructions will be provided in the Educational CME Handout. The online evaluation should be completed within 2 weeks post-conference. Please note, you are required to pay the NSGC Fee of $25 at the time of registration in order to obtain NSGC Credit; if you did not pay the fee, you may not receive the NSGC CEU Credits. Upon completion of the online Evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, however, the Certificate of Credit will come directly from NSGC, you MUST include your NSGC number when you complete the online evaluation. If you have any questions, email Angela Meader at: angela@nullworldsymposia.org.

Americans with Disabilities Act:
Americans with Disabilities ActEvent staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Gudrun Echterhoff prior to the live event at gudrun@nullgmimeetings.com