ACOG Education in Women's Genomics Counseling
August 10 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
August 12 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Purpose and Description
The purpose of this four-part course is to educate obstetrician-gynecologists and allied health care professionals about genetics and genomics as they relate to preconception/prenatal care and evaluation of women at increased risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. This mixed-media curriculum will enhance physicians’ knowledge and application of genomic technologies in the fields of reproductive healthcare.
By the end of this educational series, the learner should be able to:
- Solicit a family history to identify appropriate genetic screening.
- Counsel a preconception/prenatal patient on new carrier screening and aneuploidy screening options, and the implications of positive and negative test result
- Discuss the pros and cons of new genetic test options for patients seeking prenatal diagnostic testing
- Recognize and counsel patients about hereditary cancer syndromes of relevance to women’s health and develop an evidence-based testing strategy
Why Should I Take This Course?
This course is:
- An interactive and clinically-oriented session focusing on new genetic technologies of relevance to women’s health
- Developed and presented by clinicians for clinicians
- Offered to help obstetricians-gynecologists integrate genetics and genomics into their daily practice
- Obtaining and Recording Family History
- Chromosome Disorders
- Genomic Arrays in Prenatal Diagnosis
- Prenatal Diagnostic Testing
- Clinical Applications of Array Testing
- Preconception and Prenatal Carrier Screening
- Cell-free DNA Aneuploidy Screening
- Basic Cancer Genetics
- Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
- Clinical Approach to Cancer Counseling and Testing
- Surveillance and Medical Management of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
- Surgical Risk Reduction
- A certificate in Education in Women’s Genomics Counseling
- Up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- ABOG MOC Part IV Credit
Participants must complete all four components to earn 18 CME credits:
- One-day didactic course in Miami (refundable $99), August 10 and 12, 2018-in conjunction with ACOG District XII 2018 ADM
- Completion of 8 virtual modules: To be completed online before April 26, 2019
- Three-hour session (completed in-person or virtually) at the 2019 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (one-day or full registration is required). Date and time to be determined.
- Successful completion of the course posttest
Introduction to Genomics
Watch/Listen to the Genomics course introduction.
Follow the directions on our registration form or register online via the button below.