SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 11 - 16, 2019 | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, Nevada

14. Update in Prenatal Genetics (Co-Sponsored with ISPD)

Feb. 13, 2019 8am - 2:30pm

Course Directors:
Neeta Vora, MD
Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD

Course Faculty:
Andrea Edlow, MD, MSc
Teresa Sparks, MD
Ignatia Van den Veyver, MD

The use of genetics in prenatal diagnosis in obstetrics is rapidly growing and evolves regularly. Stay up-to-date with a wide range of prenatal genetics topics, including a focus on cutting-edge genetics/genomics. Leave with a solid understanding of how high-dimensional biology and “discovery-driven” approaches provide insight into fetal development.

This course is approved for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 

1. Describe newer non-invasive methods for prenatal genetic screening and testing that are being developed and introduced into the clinic. 
2. Understand diagnostic yield and counseling challenges of prenatal whole exome sequencing. 
3. Summarize the principles, benefits and pitfalls of expanded carrier screening and how to integrate it into clinical practice. 
4. Understand how high-dimensional biology and “discovery-driven” approaches provide insight into fetal development.    

Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00-8:30am Course Introduction; Basics of Molecular Genetics Wilkins-Haug
8:30-9:15am Cell-Free DNA Screening – Lessons Learned Wilkins-Haug
9:15-10:00am What is New with Non-Invasive Prenatal DNA Screening: Moving Beyond NIPT/NIPS Van den Veyver
10:00-10:30am Break  
10:30-11:15am Whole Exome Sequencing: New Opportunities and Challenges Vora
11:15am-12:00pm Expanded Carrier Screening: Updates, Counseling Challenges, and Integration into Clinical Practice Van den Veyver
12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-1:30pm Harnessing the Power of ‘Omics to Understand Fetal Development Edlow
1:30-2:20pm Cell-Free DNA Screening, Expanded Carrier Screening, Whole Exome Sequencing: Case Presentations and Counseling Challenges Sparks
2:20-2:30pm Q and A  

Price: $650.00