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Saturday, September 25 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Breakout: Gene therapy: What is it? And How does in impact your physical therapy practice?

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This presentation will provide the attendees with an overview of current methods of gene specific therapies including ASO, gene therapy and genomic editing. We will use the lens of two neuromuscular diseases: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to highlight the benefit of gene specific therapies on the natural history of these conditions and their evolving phenotypes. We will provide an overview of the current physical therapy standards of care and consensus guidelines for SMA and DMD. Case studies of people receiving gene therapy pre and post-symptomatically will be utilized to highlight the evolution of physical therapy treatment programs, goals and outcomes measures.

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Melissa Gibbons, MS, CGC

Children's Hospital Colorado
Melissa Gibbons, MS, CGC is a certified genetic counselor and assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Melissa specializes in pediatric neurogenetics and neuromuscular diseases.  Additionally, she is the Spinal Muscular... Read More →
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Terri Carry, PT

Children's Hospital Colorado
Terri Carry is a physical therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Terri currently specializes in pediatric neuromuscular diseases and is part of the CHCO multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic.  Terri participates as a clinical evaluator in numerous clinical trials for Duchenne... Read More →
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Carolyn Kelley, DPT, PCS

Children's Hospital Colorado
Carolyn Kelley, DPT, PCS is a physical therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her specialty is pediatric neuromuscular disorders, and she also works in the neuromuscular clinics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Carolyn is a clinical evaluator for neuromuscular trials, including... Read More →

Saturday September 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
Aspen III AB