Saturday October 22, 2016 from 9:15 AM to 4:45 PM CDT
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Organic Valley Building 
Organic Drive
Cashton, WI 54619

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Claire Sandrock 
Vernon Memorial Healthcare - Center for Special Children 
(608) 625-4039 

Practical Approaches to Inherited Disease in the Plain Communities in Wisconsin 

Target Audience

The activity is designed for clinicians, midwives, health care workers, educators, administrators and board members who serve the Plain (Amish and Mennonite) populations in Wisconsin.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, and patient care and procedural skills.

Continuing Education Credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the LaFarge Medical Clinic – Vernon Memorial Healthcare.  The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .625 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.25 hours. 

Midwifery Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved by MEAC to provide six (6) hours of continuin education, the equivalent of .6 CEUs, for Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).

Conference Sponsors

Center for Special Children http://www.vmh.org/content/center-special-children

Vernon Memorial Healthcare  http://www.vmh.org/

Univ Wisconsin Pediatrics https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/

Univ Wisconsin Waisman Center http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/

Windows of Hope Project – Univ of Exeter http://wohproject.org/

Wisconsin Partnership Program http://www.med.wisc.edu/wisconsin-partnership-program/main/499

WI Guild of Midwives https://wisconsinguildofmidwives.org/


Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing

WI State Lab of Hygeine http://www.slh.wisc.edu/clinical/newborn/

Univ Wisconsin Cytogeneticshttp://www.slh.wisc.edu/clinical/cytogenetics/

Das Deutsch Clinic Lab http://ddcclinic.org/laboratory/index.html


Plain Community Clinics

Center for Special Children http://www.vmh.org/content/center-special-children

Clinic for Special Children https://clinicforspecialchildren.org/

Das Deutsch Clinic http://ddcclinic.org

New Leaf Clinic http://newleafclinic.org/about-us/

Community Health Clinic http://www.indianachc.org/wp/about/

Central Pennsylvania Clinic


Genetic Resources

Windows of Hope Database of Disorders http://wohproject.org/disorders/

Gene Reviews http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1116/

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man http://omim.org/

National Organization of Rare Diseases https://rarediseases.org/

Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite Genetic Disorder Database http://www.biochemgenetics.ca/plainpeople/


General Information on the Amish

The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College https://groups.etown.edu/amishstudies/