In 2018, ARC celebrates its 30th anniversary. Across the last three decades we have seen major developments in antenatal screening and diagnosis.
This one-day conference, taking place in central London, brings together experts in the field to explore the current scope of prenatal testing technologies. The day also considers their impact on the provision of high quality care for expectant parents.
The day has something to offer all those working in the field or with an interest in this fast-moving and ethically-charged area of healthcare.
Full price: £125.00 (£110 before 15th October 2017)
9.15 – 9.45 Registration
9.45 – 9.55 Chair's welcome - Mr Pran Pandya (UCLH, Chair of NHS FASP Advisory Group))
9.55 – 10.15 Opening address - Professor Lesley Regan (President of the RCOG)
10.15 – 10.45 Update from NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (NHS FASP) - Annette McHugh (Programme Manager NHS FASP)
10.45 – 11.15 Congenital anomalies - building the national picture - Sarah Stevens (Public Health Consultant, National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Register Service)
11.15 – 11.35 Coffee break
11.35 – 12.05 NIPT and twin pregnancies - Asma Kahlil (Consultant and Reader in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, St Georges, University of London)
12.05 – 12.35 Fetal MRI - what are the benefits? - Professor Paul Griffiths (Professor of Radiology, University of Sheffield)
12.35 – 13.05 Where are we with prenatal genetic testing? Professor Lyn Chitty (Professor of Fetal Medicine and Genetics, UCL/GOSH, London)
13.05 – 13.50 Lunch
13.50 – 13.55 Chair's introduction to afternoon
13.55 – 15.00 Prenatal diagnosis - what can help parents? - Panel discussion chaired by Jane Fisher (Director, ARC)
15.00 – 15.20 Break
15.20 – 15.50 Counselling by clinicians after prenatal diagnosis - can it be non-directive? - Dr Lisa Crowe (Research Associate, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University)
15.50 – 16. 20 What does optimal fetal anomaly screening involve? - Professor Kypros Nicolaides (Director of Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine)
16.20 – 16.30 Close of conference
*Programme correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change