Reproductive carrier screening - supporting women and couples to make informed choices

RANZCOG now recommends that information about reproductive carrier screening for common disorders be offered to every woman either prior to conception (preferred) or in early pregnancy. This update will help

CPD Points General practice
  • Date

    Thursday 7th March 2019

  • Time

    6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Venue

    Lecture theatre 2 Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton

Event Details

RANZCOG now recommends that information about reproductive carrier screening for common disorders be offered to every woman either prior to conception (preferred) or in early pregnancy. This update will help GPs negotiate the rapid evolution of testing now available in this area, to support couples in making an informed choice regarding screening.  

Presenters:    
Mrs Nikki Gelfand  Genetic Counsellor, Monash Genetics BSc PostGradDip(GC) FHGSA 
 
Dr Abhijit Kulkarni  Principal Scientist, Cytogenetics, Monash Pathology  MBBS,MD,DNB,FRCPath (UK)  
 
Learning Outcomes: 

  • outline the current recommendations regarding reproductive carrier screening  
  • counsel couples appropriately on the costs, possible results and options available for carrier screening 
  • counsel couples confidently regarding a positive screening result and recognise when referral for further management is appropriate.


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