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15 - 18 June 2020


Overview & Introduction

Yacoub Khalaf, Chair

This study day aims to give information on providing PGT as part of a  multidisciplinary service delivered by genetic and ART specialists. It will allow attendees to appreciate the burden of genetic disorders and their mode of inheritance whilst acquiring the latest knowledge on reproductive options for couples who are at risk of having a child affected by a genetic disorder. It will also discuss the application of PGS as an option to patients seeking treatment and its advantages and disadvantages. The session aims to ensure an understanding of the typical clinical pathway of PGT, and how regulation works in the UK, appreciate the embryology lab processes required , to familiarise attendees with the latest genetic diagnostic technologies and clinical scenarios will also be presented. This study day will be of interest to ATSM candidates, Consultants, ART specialists, Nurses, Embryologists and Counsellors.

16 June 2020

Time Session Speaker
08:50 – 08:55 Welcome
08:55 – 09:15 Introduction to genetic diseases, their mode of inheritance and their burden on health and reproduction Anne Lampe
09:15 – 09:35 Reproductive options available to couples at risk Janine Elson
09:35 – 09:55 The current status of NIPT and prenatal diagnosis Kathy Mann
09:55 – 10:15 An introduction to PGT and expanded carrier screening Tazeen Ashraf
10:15 – 10:35 PGD counselling and clinical pathway Charlotte Tomlinson
11:00 – 11:30 How does the HFEA regulate PGT? Anne Lampe
11:30 – 12:00 Embryology of PGT Alpesh Doshi
12:00 – 12:30 PGT diagnostic technologies Roy Pascal Naja
13:30 – 14:00 Clinical assessment/ preparation of PGT couples and factors that affect success and clinical results Tarek El-Toukhy
14:00 – 14:20 Service delivery models Jonathan Skull
14:20 – 15:00 Cases discussions Yacoub Khalaf
15:30 – 16:10 Debate: This house believes that clinical evidence supports routine use of PGT-A. Against the motion - Yacoub Khalaf, For the motion - Roy Pascal Naja
16:10 – 16:30 Open discussion Tarek El-Toukhy
16:30 – 17:00 Overall discussion of the day Tarek El-Toukhy
17:00 – Close