Genetics Series

In a collaborative effort to educate health professionals and families on genetic developmental disorders, The University of Texas at Austin - Texas Center for Disability Studies partners with The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine along with support from the funder, the Texas Department of State Health Services to host a series of educational and community webinars across the State of Texas.  The health professional webinars are coordinated through Texas Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Intervention and the Community webinars are coordinated The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. The ultimate goal of this project is to positively impact the educational and health outcomes of individuals with genetic disorders and the families who support them.

Upcoming Webinar

Genetics of Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 12PM CST


Hsiao-Tuan Chao, M.D., PH.D., B.A., B.S Assistant Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine 

Laura Bucker, M.Ed., LPC, M.O.M. Program Manager, Community Education, Texas Center for Disability Studies, University of Texas at Austin 

In this webinar, Dr. Chao will instruct attendees how to recognize different seizure types associated with pediatric epilepsy syndromes, to distinguish common genetic syndromes associated with epilepsy, and identify common seizure evaluation and management strategies.Joining Dr. Chao will be Laura Buckner, M.Ed., LPC/Program Manager, Texas Center for Disability Studies at University of Texas at Austin. She will discuss the use of a seizure learning log and/or tracking app.

ECI service providers including EISs, Social Workers and LPCs will be able to obtain CEUs from these events. This nursing continuing professional development activity awards 1.0 contact hour. Texas Children’s Hospital is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 


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Future Webinars 

March 2023

“Transition Care and Planning for Adolescents with Genetic Syndromes”

Speaker: Jordan Kemere M.D., M.S., B.S.