ACOG Education in Women's Genomics Counseling



  • 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 Fall, 2017 or Winter, 2018 at one of the following locations (refundable $99):

  2. Completion of 8 virtual modules: To be completed online before April 20, 2018

  3. Three-hour session on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 9 AM-12 PM (completed in-person or virtually) at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (one-day or full registration is required). Breakfast will be served. Virtual attendees will have up to one week to view the course online and submit the online posttest

  4. Successful completion of the course posttest 

Introduction to Genomics

Watch/Listen to the Genomics course introduction.

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

Boston - Feb 23, 2018

Cancun - Feb 23, 2018




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