This will be a great session to start off our 2018 seminar program, addressing ‘What’s new in prenatal genetics and how will it affect my clinical practice?’
Assoc Prof Lisa Hui, MFM, will be giving us an NIPT update. As frequent attendees of Twilight will attest, Lisa is a fabulous speaker and an international expert on NIPT. She will share with us the pearls, pitfalls and potential of this technology as we enter 2018, particularly, ‘Have we paid a price for abandoning diagnostic testing for NIPT?’
Dr George McGillivray, Medical Geneticist, and Fiona Chan, Pathologist will give us the best of what’s new in whole genome sequencing; ‘What’s an exome anyway? What’s the place for whole genome sequencing in prenatal diagnosis?’ Fetal exome sequencing is becoming a hot topic in Fetal Medicine. Who should get it? What does it tell us? What do we do with the information? These questions and more answered at Twilight!
Finally Dr Jan Hodgson, Genetic Counsellor is going to speak on ‘Parental experience following the diagnosis of a fetal abnormality’. This will be a fabulous talk, and we are hugely privileged to have Jan join us. I’m sure many of us in maternity and neonatal care have witnessed the struggle of families facing a diagnosis of genetic or structural abnormality in their fetus, and thought ‘what can we do better?’ and ‘how can I help best?’
As always, Twilight is free but please register via our link below for catering purposes.Register