Research Institute: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Era of Genomics
Clinicians are introduced to cutting-edge research in the genetics of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders and the emerging role of genetic tests in clinical practice. Leaders in the field of genetics and genomics focus on the following topics: 1) implications of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing for identifying risk genes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Tourette syndrome (TS), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pediatric anxiety disorders, early-onset psychotic disorders, and schizophrenia; 2) uses and limitations of clinical genetic tests, including polygenic risk scores and pharmacogenetics; 3) clinicians’ knowledge and perceptions of genetic testing; and 4) the promise of genetic findings to translate to improved biological treatments in the near future. A hybrid discussion and question and answer session involves questions solicited from participants and vignettes highlighting practical application of genetic testing in the clinic.This is an electronic notebook. You will not receive a printed copy of the notebook.