Virtual Education Series 2020

Please join us for any or all of these educational sessions on Wednesdays, 7 October - 11 November 2020. Please see the preliminary schedule below. Details will be added as they are confirmed.

Registration is Complimentary.
Registration is open below for all sessions. Registration will be free to all who are interested, but all attendees must register to receive access information.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the series.

CME Credits

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis to offer up to 0.6 CEUs or 6 Category 1 contact hours for the activity ISPD Virtual Education Series 2020. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. Genetic counselors should apply for the number of contact hours completed.

CE certificates will be free for ISPD members and available to non-members for $50. You may purchase a single, combined CE certificate for all sessions that you attend. The certificate will be provided after the series is completed and will be available for a limited time.

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Recordings of Previous Sessions

Visit the VES 2020 Recordings page to listen to past sessions.

Virtual Education Series Schedule

The last two sessions will air in U.S. Eastern Standard Time (CET-6, UTC-5) on the dates indicated below. A time zone converter is provided at the bottom of the page to show the equivalent time for you.

4 Nov 2020
Session 5
11:00 AM EST

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Functional Imaging — Ellen Grant

This talk will discuss MRI methods to assess function of the fetus and placenta.  Developing MR methods allows us to understand function as many disorders begin to express themselves in utero. MR methods have potential to provide phenotypic information that can help with diagnosis and assess the impact of interventions. First, Dr. Grant will review ways to use structural brain information, in particular gyral structure, cerebral mantle structure and machine learning approaches on structural fetal brain imaging, to infer brain function. Second, she will review some methods under development to quantify placental and fetal function. For placenta function she will talk about glucose CEST, T2*, T2* with maternal hyperoxia, relaxometry and ex vivo experiments. For fetal function, she will describe how leveraging machine learning quantifies complex 4D fetal motion as a measure of neurological health. Many of these methods are still in their infancy, and, although challenging, our goal is to develop actionable metrics. It is important to understand that this type of development requires sophisticated teams of maternal fetal medicine physicians, pathologists, neurologists, radiologists, developmental biologists, physicists, engineers and computer scientists – all with respect for each other’s domain of expertise. 

11 Nov 2020
Session 6
4:00 PM EST

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Genetic Counseling — Sylvia Mann and Zoë Milgrom 

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The Virtual Education Series is supported by the ISPD Education Fund to which the ISPD Corporate Council member companies have made generous contributions.

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