Virtual Education Series 2021

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Recordings of Previous Sessions

Session Schedule

Webinars are planned for November and December.

11:00 AM U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST, UTC-5)  =  5:00 PM Central European Time (CET)

Session 5

17 November 2021 11:00 AM EST

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Register by November 16.

Topic:  Genetic work-up of the increased nuchal translucency

TALK 1:  Increased NT after negative NIPT: What should we tell the pregnant woman? — Lisa Hui, MBBS, PhD, University of Melbourne — see publications
The 12 week nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound remains clinically important for the detection of structural anomalies in the NIPT era. However, the optimal management of pregnancies with a low chance of aneuploidy on NIPT but an isolated increased NT measurement is a new clinical dilemma for clinicians. This webinar will address the common questions from pregnant women and clinicians as they navigate the uncertainty of having a fetus identified with an increased NT after a low‐risk NIPT result.

TALK 2:  When should we offer exome sequencing for fetuses with increased nuchal translucency? — Rhiannon Mellis, MD, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health — see publications
Dr. Mellis will discuss: current literature on the diagnostic yield of prenatal exome sequencing (ES) for fetuses with increased nuchal translucency (NT); the challenges of applying ES in this context; and present data from the two largest prospective prenatal ES studies (PAGE and Columbia) regarding natural history and outcomes from ES in fetuses presenting with increased NT.


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