Education in Women's Genomics Counseling

February 24, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wild Dunes
Charleston’s Island Resort
1 Sundial Circle
Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

DO YOU KNOW THE STATE‐OF‐THE ART SCREENING METHODS AVAILABLE FOR PRENATAL GENETIC TESTING AND HOW TO EVALUATE WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK FOR HEREDITARY CANCER SYNDROMES?

The purpose of this genomics curriculum 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

At the end of this educational series, the learner will 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 results.
  • 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.

* A deposit of $99 is required to guarantee attendance, which will be refunded at time of check‐in.*

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Epidemiology of Genetic Disease, Terms, and Concepts 
Obtaining and Recording Family History 
Chromosome Disorders
Genomic Arrays in Prenatal Diagnosis
Prenatal Diagnostic Testing
Clinical Applications of Array Testing
Screening for Genetic Disease Carrier Screening
Aneuploidy Screening with Cell-Free DNA
Basic Cancer Genetics
Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Gynecology
Clinical Approach to Cancer Counseling and Genetic Testing
Surveillance and Medical Management of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Gynecology: What Every Physician Should Know About Surgical Risk Reduction

 

CME credit will be awarded upon completion of all three (3) parts [didactic, modules and final review] of the Education in Women’s Genomics Counseling course. Further, the health care practitioner must score 80% or higher on the Posttest for this course in May, 2017.

Jeffrey Dungan, MD
Northwestern University, IL

Owen Phillips, MD
UT Medical Group, TN

Lee Shulman, MD
Northwestern University, IL

Wild Dunes, Charleston’s Island Resort
1 Sundial Circle,
Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998