ACOG Education in Women's Genomics Counseling



  • A certificate in Education in Women’s Genomics Counseling  
  • Up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 

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 Tuesday, April 30, 2018 from 8:00 AM–11:00 AM (completed in-person or virtually) at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (one day meeting registration is required; a discount is offered for full meeting registration)

  4. Successful completion of the course posttest 

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

Washington, DC - Dec 1, 2017

Boston - Feb 23, 2018

Cancun - Feb 23, 2018




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