ACOG District XII Meeting

ACOG Education in Women's Genomics Counseling

August 10 (7:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Breakfast starts at 6:30 AM

August 12 (1:00 PM – 4:00 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

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


  • 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.

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

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