SMFM's 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 3 - 8, 2020 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, Texas

Update on Prenatal Genetics: Application of New Technologies

Feb. 5, 2020 8am - 3pm

Course Directors:
Mary Norton, MD
Brian Shaffer, MD

Course Faculty:
Lorraine Dugoff, MD
Britton Rink, MD
Ignatia Van den Veyver, MD
Ronald Wapner, MD

This interactive and case-based course provides an update on the rapidly changing field of prenatal genetics. An overview of inheritance and of genetic technologies will provide the basis for discussion of prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic tests. Review of interesting and complex cases by our panel of experts will provide attendees with an understanding of how to apply testing to their own practice as well as how to manage complex results.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Understand basic and complex modes of inheritance and how they impact prenatal genetic testing
Integrate understanding of genomic sequencing into application of prenatal genetic testing
Provide care for pregnant women with genetic disorders
Develop an optimal approach to genetic evaluation of fetal structural anomalies  


Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00 – 8:40 am Mendelian and Non-Mendelian Modes of Inheritance Norton
8:40 – 9:20 am Genetic Technologies: What You Need to Know About the Basis of Testing Van Den Veyver
9:20 – 10:00 am Maternal Genetic Disease: Optimizing Care for Pregnant Women With Genetic Disorders Rink
10:00 – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 – 11:00 am Cell Free DNA Screening Norton
11:00 – 11:30 am Expanded Carrier Screening Shaffer
11:30 am – 12:00 pm cfDNA and ECS: Interesting Cases and Q&A Faculty Panel
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 1:40 pm Chromosomal Microarray Analysis Dugoff
1:40 – 2:20 pm Exome and Genome Sequencing in Prenatal Diagnosis Wapner
2:20 – 2:45 pm Microarray and Exome Sequencing: Interesting Cases Faculty Panel
2:45 – 3:00 pm Final Q&A Course Faculty

Price: $685.00