ACOG Education in Women's Genomics Counseling

Introduction to Genomics

Watch/Listen to the Genomics course introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receive

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

Three-Part Curriculum
Requirements for Washington, D.C. (2017), Cancun (2018), and Boston (2018)
Requirements for Miami (2018); Washington, D.C. (2018) 

Participants must complete all three components to earn 18 CME credits: 

1. One-day didactic course at one of the following locations
        (refundable $99 placeholding fee):

 Miami, FL (August 10 & 12, 2018; half days) More information
• Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2018 – information forthcoming)

 
2. Completion of 8 virtual modules: To be completed online before April, 2019

3. A final three-hour didactic session, completed in-person or virtually,
    at the 2019 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

 May 3–5, 2019 in Nashville, TN (course date TBD)
 One-day or full registration required
 Virtual attendees have one week to view the lecture online
 Participants must successfully complete posttest online 

Purpose and Description

The purpose of this three-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

Miami - Aug 10 & 12

Questions?

Contact:
Genomics@acog.org

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