Virtual Education Series 3

What to Tell Prospective Parents

ISPD Virtual Education Series 3 is being held monthly, 18 October 2022 – 8 March 2023. A range of topics are planned and a recording will be made available for open access following each session.

Registration is free to all who are interested, but all attendees must register to receive access information.

Attendees of the live webinar will receive a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the series.

Upcoming Sessions

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Session 3

14 Dec 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST (UTC-5)

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What to Tell Prospective Parents: Surprising Findings on NIPT

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has become the gold standard for aneuploidy screening in many countries given it’s higher accuracy than combined ultrasound and serum screening. The test nevertheless has its own problems and can result in challenging clinical decision making. In this edition of the ISPD Virtual Education Series, experts in the field of prenatal screening will review the sometimes surprising findings that can arise from non-invasive prenatal screening and how to deal with these clinically. Additionally, we will discuss how prenatal aneuploidy screening technologies can sometimes open the door to screening for other fetal or maternal problems.

Talk 1:  What to do with an abnormal cfDNA result. Karl Oliver Kagan, PhD. — publications by Kagan KO

Talk 2:  Unusual NIPT results and maternal malignancy. Diana W. Bianchi, M.D. — publications by Bianchi DW

Talk 3:  Viral testing on NIPT samples – the future. Erik A. Sistermans, PhD. — publications by Sistermans EA


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