Human Teratogens: Environmental Factors Which Cause Birth Defects

This course is designed for obstetricians, geneticists, genetic counselors, nurse midwives, nurse in obstetrics, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, family practitioners, and internists. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: • Analyze the scientific data available to determine whether an exposure in utero poses a potential risk for damage to the fetus. • Use online databases and published articles as a resource to gain information on the effect of various teratogens on the unborn fetus and use these sources in practice. • Counsel your patients who have experienced an environmental exposure so they understand the possible risks to the fetus in utero.

There is now widespread concern about the teratogenic effects of drugs, maternal diseases, chemicals in the environment, infectious agents and exposure to radiation. Faculty includes clinicians, epidemiologists, basic scientists, obstetricians, and pediatricians with first hand experience. The teaching method to be used is didactic lectures with question and answer sessions at the end. Offered by the Medical Genetics Unit, MassGeneral Hospital for Children,under the direction of Lewis B. Holmes, MD, and associates.


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Event Type
Education and training - Continuing medical education at Mass General
Health care professionals
Pre-Registration is required

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Date4/26/2015 - 4/28/2015

Time7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LocationRichard B. Simches Research Center