Genetic Counseling: What the OB Sonographer Needs to Know
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to welcome Erin M. Armenti, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor at Natera, for an in-depth discussion on genetic counseling as a complement to sonographic evaluation for the prenatal patient.
A significant aspect of care for the prenatal patient includes screening/monitoring for common genetic conditions associated with clinical implications. Both Genetic Counselors and Sonographers play important roles in this screening process. This course will review how contributions from Genetic Counselors and routine genetic testing impact the management of the prenatal patient, both in maternal/fetal screening and diagnosis. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• Describe which genetic tests are ordered for OB/GYN patients and why.
• Understand the role of the Genetic Counselor in the obstetrical setting for both routine screening, as well as testing ordered in the aftermath of ultrasound findings.
• Review the intersections in obstetric patient care between Genetic Counselors and Sonographers.
About Our Speaker: Erin M. Armenti, MS, LCGC is a board-certified Genetic Counselor. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Muhlenberg College and her Master of Science in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She spent the first decade of her career working as a laboratory Genetic Counselor for patients undergoing IVF and preimplantation genetic testing. Erin specialized in counseling patients with structural chromosome rearrangements and eventually served as the manager of the Genetic Counseling team.
Currently, Erin works as a Senior Medical Science Liaison in the Women’s Health division of Natera, a genetic testing company dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. She provides education and clinical support for providers ordering non-invasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, products of conception testing, and hereditary cancer testing. She also volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, serving on the blog Editorial Board and the Executive Board for the patient-focused “ResearchCon.” She lives with her husband, son, and a very spoiled Schnauzer.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit. The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.
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