ACOG District XII Meeting

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.

Objectives
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

Lecture Topics

  • 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

Receive

  • A certificate in Education in Women’s Genomics Counseling
  • Up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • ABOG MOC Part IV Credit

Four-Part Curriculum
Participants must complete all four components to earn 18 CME credits:

  1. One-day didactic course in Miami (refundable $99), August 10 and 12, 2018-in conjunction with ACOG District XII 2018 ADM
  2. Completion of 8 virtual modules: To be completed online before April 26, 2019
  3. 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.
  4. Successful completion of the course posttest

Introduction to Genomics
Watch/Listen to the Genomics course introduction.

Registration
Follow the directions on our registration form or register online via the button below.

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