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Screening for Genetic Disorders in Pregnancy: Current Controversies

The principles and benefits of screening for genetic disorders is the subject of this CME presentation by UPMC obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. W. Allen Hogge.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the basic principles of screening for genetic disorders
  • Assess the relative benefits and limitations of first and second trimester technologies
  • Discuss with your patient the various genetic diseases for which screening is appropriate

Disclosures:

Dr. Hogge has no relationships with proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.75) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 5/17/2011 | Last Modified On: 7/8/2013 | Expires: 7/8/2014

The principles and benefits of screening for genetic disorders is the subject of this CME presentation by UPMC obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. W. Allen Hogge.

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Presenter

W. Allen Hogge, MD

W. Allen Hogge, MD Dr. W. Allen Hogge is chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, following which he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia Hospitals. After spending 5 years ...
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