Metabolic Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder - Case Studies is organized by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and would be held during Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 07, 2017.
The target audience for this medical event are a primary audience of pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, medical geneticists and allied health practitioners. The secondary audience includes internists, nutritionists and associated allied health practitioners interested in underlying metabolic comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.
This activity provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid metabolic issues associated with autism are addressed. Health and behavior of children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about metabolic etiologies associated with this complex disorder.
Learning Objectives :
• Discussion of the importance of metabolic comorbidities in persons with autism.
• Appreciate that some genetic metabolic disorders can have autism as an important aspect of the clinical phenotype.
• Through analysis of selected clinical cases, appreciate the clinical recognition of key symptoms and signs of metabolic disorders in persons with autism.
• Recognize when it would be appropriate to refer an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder to a specialist in clinical metabolism and how to begin an appropriate metabolic diagnostic evaluation.
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes