Meetings & Education


Human Teratogens Virtual Course

November 2–4, 2021
10:00 AM–3:30 PM Eastern (US) Daily




Course Director
Sarah G. Običan, MD
University of South Florida


Course Coordinator
Nevena Krstić, MS, CGC
University of South Florida


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Human Teratogens Course, directed by Sarah G. Običan, MD, provides balanced and comprehensive information on the current knowledge and controversies in the field of teratology and counseling for pregnancy exposures. The 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. Normally taking place every two years in Tampa, Florida, this year the international course will take place in a live virtual setting.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Family Medicine, Genetic Counseling, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Determine magnitude of risk to pregnancy associated with maternal medication exposures during pregnancy or preconception.
  • Determine magnitude of risk to embryo or fetus associated with maternal illicit drug use during pregnancy or preconception.
  • Determine magnitude of risk to embryo or fetus associated with maternal infections during pregnancy.
  • Determine magnitude of risk associated with paternal exposures.
  • Assess risks to infant associated with exposures during lactation.

AGENDA

All times listed are Eastern (US)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10:00 AM
Welcome, Sarah Običan, MD, University of South Florida
10:15 AM
Principles of Teratology, Lewis Holmes, MD, Harvard Medical School
11:00 AM
Introduction to Organogenesis and All-or-None, Helen Ritchie, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of Sydney
11:45 AM
Introduction to the Development and Teratology of the Heart, John DeSesso, PhD, DABFM, Fellow ATS, Exponent and Georgetown University School of Medicine
12:30 PM
Break
1:00 PM
Utility of Fetal Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiogram, Sarah Običan, MD, University of South Florida
2:00 PM
Principles of Medication Use During Lactation, Philip Anderson, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, University of California, San Diego
2:45 PM
Introduction to Pharmacogenomics, Teresa T. Ho, PharmD, BCPS, Universtiy of South Florida
3:30 PM
End of Day One

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
10:00 AM
Demystifying Statistics: What You Really Need to Know, Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH, University of South Florida
10:45 AM
Birth Defects Surveillance and Epidemiological Study Design, Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH, University of South Florida
11:30 AM
Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy, Lavínia Schuler-Faccini, PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
12:30 PM
Break
1:00 PM
COVID-19 Disease and Vaccines During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Diego, and and Lorrie Harris- Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina
2:00 PM
Like a Rolling Stone: Macrolides in Pregnancy and Challenges in Science Communication, Per Damkier, MD, PhD, University of Southern Denmark
2:45 PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Anthony Scialli, MD, Scialli Consulting LLC
3:30 PM
End of Day Two

Thursday, November 4, 2021
10:00 AM
Maternal Metabolic Diseases and Pregnancy, Chloe Zera, MD, Harvard Medical School
10:45 AM
Cancer and Chemotherapy in Pregnancy, Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD, University Hospitals Leuven
11:45 AM
Radiation Treatment in Pregnancy, Timothy Robinson, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
12:30 PM
Break
1:00 PM
Marijuana, Cannabidiol and Vaping in Pregnancy, Torri Metz, MD, MS, University of Utah
1:45 PM
Teratogen Risk Communication, Elizabeth Conover, MS, APRN, CGC, University of Nebraska
2:45 PM
Closing Remarks and Sources of Information/Registries, Sarah Običan, MD, University of South Florida
3:30 PM
End of Day Three

ACCREDITATION

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of USF Health and Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this Live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Genetic Counselor CEUs

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized USF Health to offer up to 1.4 CEUs or 14 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Human Teratogens Course. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.


    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

    Prior to the activity, USF Health will disclose and mitigate all relevant financial relationships that relate to the content of the activity.

    REGISTRATION

    Online registration is now open! Please email BDRP@birthdefectsresearch.org or call 703.438.3104 with any questions or concerns regarding registration.

    Registration Form PDF

    REGISTRATION FEES

    Physicians
    $500.00
    Genetic Counselors
    $300.00
    Allied Health Professionals
    $300.00
    Trainee (Student/Resident/Fellow/Postdoc)
    $200.00
    Other BDRP/OTIS Member
    $300.00
    Other Nonmember
    $600.00

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