Scientific Programme 2018-01-21T12:52:55+00:00

Scientific Programme

THURSDAY, November 1, 2018 – Pre Congress Courses
Basic Genetic principles for the non-geneticists
Introduction to Genetic technologies
Welcome Reception
FRIDAY, November 2, 2018
Welcome Note
Session 1: Aging & The origin of Aneuploidy
Origin of Aneuploidy
Regulation of Cohesin during Oogenesis
Telomeres in reproductive aging
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Session 2: Molecular advances in Prenatal Diagnosis
Modern approach to laboratory workup of congenital anomalies
Update from the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) Study
Whole exome sequencing for Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPLs)
Lunch Break
Session 3: Non-invasive prenatal testing and diagnosis (NIPT/NIPD)
Non-invasive prenatal testing
Clinical utility and issues with 24chromosome NIPT
Non Invasive Multi-Gene Sequencing Screen
Trophoblast Retrieval and isolation from Cervix (TRIC)
Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
Session 4: Debate: The use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology in human embryos
Introduction: CRISPR Cas9
For: CRISPR Cas9
Ethics: CRISPR-Cas9 and the Ban on Human Germline Editing
SATURDAY, November 3, 2018
Session 5: Preconception Screening and PGD
Preconception Screening of gamete donors
Genetic backdrop to cleavage embryo anomalies
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Session 6: Introduction Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A) A.K.A. PGS
Why PGT-A is important?
Clinical benefits of PGT-A
Understanding the performance of different PGS platforms
Mosaicism in PGT-A – is it a red herring?
Lunch Break
Session 7: The future of Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
The use of cell free DNA for detection of embryonic aneuploidy
Expanded preimplantation genetic testing (ePGT)
PGT in 2020
Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
Session 8: Genetics of Human Implantation and Early Pregnancy
Update on endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA)
The genetics of early embryo development
Early implantation and miscarriage – genetic perspective
Closing remarks