ISONG Webinar - What Do We Know About Genomics and Alzheimer’s Disease?
Providers and researchers will learn more about state of the science in Research and Guidelines. Current research focusing on the genomics of this disease will be described and discussed.
Who Should Attend?
Health care providers, educators, researchers, clinical staff working in geriatrics, students, family members of patients with Alzheimer's Disease, and anyone else interested in learning about the relationship between Alzheimer's and genomics.
Objectives - After this presentation attendees will know/learn:
- Review and update the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
- Describe the genetic mutations/changes (including epigenetics, mitochondrial DNA and telomeres) associated with early onset and late onset AD.
- Explain known AD therapies and clinical trials for the treatment of this disorder.
- Discuss the role of the International Genomics Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP) in research.
Julie Eggert PhD, RN, FAAN
Former PhD Program Coordinator, Healthcare Genetics
School of Nursing/College of Behavioral Social and Health Sciences
Clemson, South Carolina USA
Dr. Eggert has worked with the elderly most of her professional life. She taught a Geriatric Nursing course to masters students working on their nursing practice degrees as an FNP and also an Advances in Geriatrics course for GNP students. In her geriatric faculty role she implemented Geriatric Oncology seminars for providers. Most recently she wrote a chapter in the Beery, Workman and Eggert - Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care, 2nd edition entitled “Common Adult-Onset Genetic Disorders which included Alzheimer’s Disease”. She recently retired as the Coordinator of the Healthcare Genetics PhD program in the School of Nursing at Clemson University in SC, USA and is now functions as a Professor Emerita.
New registration costs for this webinar:
$10.00 for ISONG Members
$15.00 for Non-Members
ISONG and ANA-NY are collaborating to provide this learning activity. Nurse participants completing the activity and the evaluation tool will receive one (1) continuing nursing education contact hour. The Northeast Multi-State Division is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.