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An Introduction to Fetal Genomics

Who should attend:

This event is aimed at Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Obstetricians, FetalMedicine Specialists & Midwives, Genetic Counsellors, Geneticists & Trainee Community Midwives, and GPs. Anyone involved in pre-birth screening.


  • To the place of pre-natal microarray testing in the context of previous chromosometesting technologies
  • To understand the clinical benefits and limitations of microarray technology
  • To understand how microarray results are interpreted
  • To understand the importance of taking appropriate informed consent
  • To understand the potential impact of microarray testing for the pregnant women andher partner in helping them make decisions about their pregnancy
  • To understand the role of genetics in helping to interpret results to the family
  • To understand basic concepts of non-invasive technology and potential futuredevelopments


  • Ability to consent a patient in various pre-natal settingsUnderstand the impact on patients and family members and associated ethical issues
  • Understand and appreciate the limitations including dealing with unclassified variants
  • Understanding and ability to explain to patients the pathway of pre-natal testing fromfront line in fetal medicine units to specialist counselling in clinical genetics

The day is accredited with the RCP for 6 CPD points/hours

Register here or please contact Janet on 0151 482 9389 or email

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