Webinar: FTD and Genetic Testing – A Practical Approach
October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
About 40% of people affected by FTD have a family history with at least one other relative diagnosed with some form of neurodegenerative disease. Knowing as much as you can about your own, or a loved one’s, FTD diagnosis can be a crucial tool for your journey. But it is also important to know the potential ramifications of genetic testing, and to understand the sometimes complex results of these tests as clearly as possible.
Through this webinar, Jamie C. Fong, MS, CGC, a Certified Genetic Counselor and Assistant Professor with Baylor College of Medicine, will outline a practical approach to better understanding how FTD may impact you or your family. She will also facilitate a discussion with former FTD caregiver and AFTD Board Alumna Debbie Fenoglio to learn her family’s experience with genetic testing in someone with FTD. The information presented in this webinar will be of interest to anyone with an FTD diagnosis, or any care partner or family member of someone with a diagnosis, as well as to health professionals looking to better understand the potential for FTD to be inherited, and the important considerations for families.
Register here. If you are unable to watch the webinar as it streams live, the presentation will be recorded and archived on our website within one week of broadcast. (Click here to view our entire catalog of Educational Webinars.)