Program

Sunday–Tuesday, 6–8 June 2021 | Monday–Wednesday, 7–9 June for East Asia, Australia and New Zealand

All times listed in the program are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). With the exception of posters and roundtable discussions, the program will be repeated in a second stream to facilitate participation from various time zones. All Q&A portions will be live.

START TIMES

STREAM ONE:  9:00 AM U.S. EDT = 2:00 PM Western European Summer Time (WEST) and 3:00 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)
STREAM TWO:  7:00 PM U.S. EDT = 7:00 AM China Standard Time (CST) and 9:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) the next day

Time zone converters are provided below at the end of each day.

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DAY ONE
Sunday, 6 June 2021
(7 June for Asia/Australia)

8:54-9:00 AM  |  6:54-7:00 PM
  • Opening Remarks and Intro
9:00-10:05 AM  |  7:00-8:05 PM
  • Keynote – Genomic Epidemiology of the Pandemic. Judith Breuer
  • Top Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
10:05-11:05 AM  |  8:05-9:05 PM
  • Debate 1 – All IVF cycles should involve pre-implantation genetic testing to improve fetal health and pregnancy outcomes.
    For: David Amor;  Against: Julian Savulescu;  Moderator: Louise Wilkins-Haug
  • Live Q&A
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium supported by Roche – Advances on cfDNA test for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Elisa Bevilacqua
  • Live Q&A 
11:40 AM - 1:40 PM  |  9:40-11:40 PM
Beyond the Karyotype
  • Karyotyping, Sequencing and everything in between: Working towards a single all-encompassing test. Brynn Levy
  • Current use of NIPT in Europe, Australia and USA. Joris Vermeesch
  • Alternative Uses of cfDNA in maternal plasma: Beyond assessment of fetal genetic diseases. Rossa Chiu
  • Live Q&A
1:40-3:25 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing

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DAY TWO
Monday, 7 June 2021
(8 June for Asia/Australia)

9:00-9:45 AM  |  7:00-7:45 PM
  • Opening Remarks and Intro
  • Pioneer Award Lecture – The Unexpected: Our Best Teacher. Ron Wapner
  • Live Q&A
9:45-11:05 AM  |  7:45-9:05 PM
  • Prenatal Diagnosis Update, Lyn Chitty
  • 40th Anniversary of Prenatal Diagnosis, Diana Bianchi
  • Debate 2 – Amniocentesis rather than CVS should be offered to confirm abnormal NIPT results.
    For: Mark Pertile;  Against: Diane Van Opstal;  Moderator: Igna Van den Veyver
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium supported by Illumina — Expanded NIPT: What have we learned and where do we go from here?  Speakers: Susan Hancock, Laurence Lohmann, Tristan Hardy  Moderator: Christin Coffeen
11:40 AM - 1:40 PM  |  9:40-11:40 PM
Fetal Therapy — jointly with iFeTIS
  • Treatment of XLHED in utero. Holm Schneider
  • New understandings about the fetal immune system development with relevance to fetal treatment. Naomi McGovern
  • A proposed system for fetal and maternal adverse event grading for fetal therapy clinical trials. Anna David
  • Fetal Therapy Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
1:40-7:00 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing
1:40-2:10 PM (does not repeat):
  • Roundtable Discussion hosted by Labcorp — Managing genetic patient information in the new virtual healthcare environment. Moderators: Stephanie Wells, Kiki Fissell, Elise Benson — Limited to 25 attendees
  • Roundtable Discussion hosted by Natera — Early 22q11.2 deletion screening with NIPT: Do guidelines need to be updated? Panelists: Vivienne Souter, MD; Libby Valenti, MS, CGC, Katie Krepovich, MSL. Moderator: Samantha Leonard, Senior Medical Director, International, Natera
6:00-6:45 PM (does not repeat):
  • Roundtable Discussion hosted by BillionToOne — Use of cfDNA technology to streamline carrier screen workflow and provide fetal risk assessment for recessive conditions. Moderator: Jennifer Hoskovec, MS, CGC

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DAY THREE
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
(9 June for Asia/Australia)

8:50-9:50 AM  |  6:50-7:50 PM
Education and Early Career
  • Opening Remarks and Introduction
  • Education in the New Era. Mary Norton
  • Best Early Career Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
9:50-11:05 AM  |  7:50-9:05 PM
Screening for Maternal/Fetal Morbidity
  • Maternal biomarkers in the era of NIPT: What are they worth? Emmanuel Bujold
  • Screening for CMV. Brenna Hughes
  • Live Q&A
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium supported by PerkinElmer – Implications of fetal fraction measurement variability in NIPT. Fredrik Persson
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM  |  9:40-10:30 PM
  • Introductions
  • Awards
  • Machine learning to interpret fetal phenotyping and sequencing data: Lessons learned from pediatrics. Stephen Kingsmore 
  • Live Q&A
12:30-1:40 PM  |  10:30-11:40 PM
  • TOTAL Trial Results. Jan Deprest with Alan Flake
  • Live Q&A and Closing Remarks
5:15-7:00 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing
5:15-6:00 PM (does not repeat):
  • Roundtable Discussion hosted by Labcorp — The future of Carrier & prenatal screening. Moderators: Joanna Dorgan, Erica Soster, Simon Johnson — Limited to 25 attendees

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