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

Monday, February 10, 2020 from 8:00 – 11:30 AM

For the eighth consecutive year, WORLDSymposium™ began with “Emerging Trends” on Monday morning, February 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM. This 3.5-hour CME/CE course provided a state-of-the-art update for experts working in lysosomal biology and lysosomal diseases. This course was a summary of the latest research trends and other advances in the field.

Seasoned researchers provided 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 was 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 was taught at the postgraduate level, e.g., those with a PhD, MD, PharmD, DDS, MS, MPH, etc.

The content provided comprehensive information on lysosomal diseases, but does not overlap or replace the scientific data being presented during WORLDSymposium 2020. 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.

Preliminary Agenda

8:00 AM
Introduction and Overview of Course
Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD

8:10 AM
Lysosomal Disease Phenotypes
Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD

8:30 PM
Lysosomal Function and Pathogenesis
Steven U. Walkley, DVM, PhD

9:00 AM
Remarkable Cases I
Marc C. Patterson, MD

9:30 AM

9:45 AM
Current Treatments for Lysosomal Diseases
Jeanine R. Jarnes, PharmD

10:05 AM
Newborn Screening
Amy Gaviglio, MS, LCGC

10:25 AM
Future Treatments for Lysosomal Diseases
Jeanine R. Jarnes, PharmD

10:45 AM
Remarkable Cases II
Marc C. Patterson, MD

11:05 AM
Patient Advocate’s Perspective on Experimental Therapies
Cara O’Neill, MD

11:25 AM
Closing Remarks
Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD

11:30 AM

Invited Faculty

Chair: Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD
Course Director
WORLDSymposium and “Emerging Trends: State-of-the-Art for Experts”
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator, Lysosomal Disease Network
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Steven U. Walkley, DVM, PhD
Director, Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Head, Sidney Weisner Laboratory of Genetic Neurological Disease
Departments of Neuroscience, Pathology and Neurology
Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA

Marc C. Patterson, MD, FRACP
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Child Neurology and Child Neurology Open
Editor, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and JIMD Reports
Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
Rochester, MN, USA

Jeanine R. Jarnes, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota, Fairview
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Amy Gaviglio, MS, LCGC
G2S Corporation
Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch
Division of Laboratory Sciences, NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Minneapolis, MN

Cara O’Neill, MD
Chief Science Officer
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
Columbia, SC

2020 ACCME Accreditation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
WORLDSymposium 2020 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
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.2 contact hours.

WORLDSymposium™ 2020 Genetic Counselor CEUs

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized WORLDSymposia  to offer up to 0.325 CEUs or 3.25 Category 1 contact hours for the activity 16th Annual WORLDSymposium. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

For Genetic Counselors: New this year, you must complete the online Evaluation on CME University (www.cmeuniversity.com), instructions provided in the Educational CME Handout. You will not receive an email from WORLDSymposium with an evaluation this year. 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 or see the CME and Education information desk near registration.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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