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Grand Rounds: Think Global, Practice Local: Community Genetics in Amish Country


By Olivia Wenger, MD , Pediatrician, Locust Pediatric Care Group, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Locust Pediatric Care Group

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify characteristic features of common neurodevelopmental disorders in the Amish and Mennonites of Northeast Ohio. 2. Describe resources for cost-effective, culturally sensitive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions within a medically fragile and uninsured community. 3. Introduce research efforts within Northeast Ohio's Amish and Mennonites with global relevance.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Improved research efforts and more cost-effective diagnostic and therapeutic methods in genetically-related disorders will improve patient outcome within the Amish and Mennonite pediatric population.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.