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Genomics BITE: Genomic testing for fetal anomalies with a likely genetic cause

Our Genomics BITE session for September 2023 is aimed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal and paediatric nurses and anyone who is interested in finding out more.

Genomics BITE - Prenatal Genomic Testing (R21)

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Time: 12.30pm - 1.45pm

MS Teams

Rapid prenatal exome sequencing (R21) is undertaken for a nationally agreed panel of genes known to cause disorders that may present prenatally.

The session will cover the following aspects relating to the R21 Testing Pathway:

  • Who is eligible?
  • Hear about the East GMSA R21 project and outcome recommendations
  • Consent
  • Aftercare and support for women and families

Our speakers

  • Dr Katarzyna (Kasia) Gajewska- Knapik, Consultant Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Fetomaternal Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fleur Murray-Gilbertson, Lead Fetal Medicine Midwife, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Lauren Capacchione, Senior Midwifery Project Lead - Feto Maternal Medicine, East GMSA and Deputy Fetal Medicine Midwife, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Anita Davis, Information Officer – Family Support, Unique and Midwife, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Register your free place here. (opens in a new tab)