Meetings & Education

Human Teratogens Course

The Human Teratogens Course, directed by Sarah G. Običan, MD, is co-sponsored by USF Health, the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, and the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. Course faculty, teratology and toxicology experts, present lectures that cover basic principles of teratology, embryology, and epidemiology as well as detailed information regarding maternal conditions and environmental exposures which may pose teratogenic effect in pregnancy and lactation. The course provides up-to-date information on common exposures and hot topics, such as COVID-19 and vaccines, which providers are likely to encounter in their practice. The target audience for this course includes obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, teratogen information specialists, genetic counselors, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. Access to the 2021 course is now closed. The course will be offered again in 2023.