Care Coordination of the Mitochondrial Patient

Expires September 1, 2018


Length: 55:41 minutes


This month’s virtual lecture was originally delivered during the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Great Lakes Regional Symposium. In the lecture, genetic counselor Jennifer Kemppainen, CGC, ABGC, and Marc Patterson, M.D., discuss and use case studies to illustrate the importance of care coordination for mitochondrial patients.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe barriers to care coordination that present themselves for patients with rare disease.
  • Review care coordination for patients with mitochondrial disease.
  • Discuss how to implement care coordination in a genetics practice.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

Level of Instruction



Photo of Jennifer Kemppainen, CGC, ABGCJennifer Kemppainen, CGC, ABGC
Department of Clinical Genomics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Photo of Marc Patterson, M.D.Marc Patterson, M.D.
Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


The following types of credit are offered for our Virtual Lecture programs:

State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

For an instruction sheet that describes the process, see

Note: Participants requesting P.A.C.E.© credit, in compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E. program requirements, must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hours. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.


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