Course : Prenatal Diagnostic Dilemmas

Held during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  Click “Launch” for more information.


Course Description

This session to be presented in the Diagnostic Dilemma format was created in an effort to increase the quantity and quality of Prenatal/Perinatal genetic educational opportunities. The session will be an interactive session which will allow genetics professionals to present cases of rare knowns and unknowns. These will include cases that are rare knowns of prenatally diagnosed malformations, genetic syndromes, or potential genetic syndromes and include ultrasound findings, management, and if available, postnatal findings. The rare knowns presentation may be of assistance to others in practice. The session will also provide an opportunity for individuals to present cases of unknowns for assistance with management suggestions or potential diagnoses. It will also be a time to illustrate the need for a multidisciplinary approach and communication for optimal care of patients and families. Additionally, this provides a forum to discuss cases of maternal genetic disorders and the complications/management of pregnancy and potential implications to offspring.

 Target Audience

All healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and increasing their understanding of the genetic basis of common, chronic health problems affecting both children and adults will find the programming applicable to their practice. These select sessions from the ACMG Annual Meeting are targeted for the following professionals:
• Medical and clinical geneticists
• Physicians of all specialties with an interest in genetics, genomics and the genetic basis of disease
• Genetic counselors
• Laboratory geneticists, directors, technicians and technologists
• Researchers
• Pathologists
• Educators
• Nurses
• Dietitians
• Physician assistants
• Biotechnology and pharmaceutical development professionals
• Fellows, Trainees and Students
• Public health professionals
• Genetic/consumer advocates
• Others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics and genomics

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Registration and Fees

Course only – No educational credits
ACMG Members and ACMG Trainees: ($20)
Non-members ($30)


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Identify rare knowns and seek possible suggestions about unknown cases seen on prenatal ultrasound
2. Compare prenatal findings of rare knowns or unknown cases with postnatal findings in an open forum
3. Create an interactive atmosphere to discuss the management of complicated genetic conditions/malformations identified on ultrasound
4. Identify strategies for postnatal management of prenatally diagnosed malformations or genetic disorders
5. Discuss specific cases of management of pregnancy/implications to offspring when pregnancy is complicated by a maternal genetic disorder

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