Whats New in Fetal Medicine?

Venue: RCOG

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2002
Early Registration Date: Nov 04, 2002
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PROGRAMME

8.30am REGISTRATION and COFFEE

9.00am Welcome and introduction
Dr Lyn Chitty, Department of Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Child Health and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospitals, NHS Trust, London

MOLECULAR GENETICS
Chair: Dr Lyn Chitty

9.15am A general approach to genetic testing
Professor Mike Patton, Consultant in Genetics, St George’s Hospital, London

9.45am Molecular genetic techniques
Professor Sue Malcolm, Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Child Health, London

10.15am Free fetal DNA in prenatal diagnosis and screening
Dr Neil Avent, Reader in Molecular Biomedicine, University of the West of England, Bristol

10.45am COFFEE

11.15am Debate: Prenatal karyotyping should be restricted to screening for aneuploidy rather than full karyotyping
AGAINST: Dr Diana Wellesley, Consultant in Genetics, Wessex Clinical Genetics Services, Southampton
FOR: Dr Val Davison, West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory and Consultancy Services, Birmingham Maternity Hospital

ETHICS

12.00pm What should we include in ‘routine’ screening of the pregnant woman
Dr Jill Clayton-Smith, University Department of Medical Genetics, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

12.30pm Ethical aspects of screening for malformations
Mr Alastair Kent, Director, Genetic Interest Group, London

1.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm Fletcher Shaw lecture
Professor Charles Rodeck, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, University College London Medical School

3.00pm TEA

3.30pm New imaging techniques
Mr Donald Peebles, Consultant Obstetrician, University College London Medical School

4.00pm Animal models in the development of fetal surgery
Professor Jan Deprest, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Surgical Technology, Belgium

4.30pm Does human cloning have a place in today’s society?
Dr Paul A De Sousa, Division of Gene Experimentation and Development, Roslin Institute

5.00pm CLOSE

Venue

RCOG
27 Sussex Place, Regents Park,
London
United Kingdom
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