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RF225-3 - Untangling the Helix 2017: Update on Prenatal Genetic Screening for Aneuploidy

Friday, November 24
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

This presentation will update primary care providers on advances in prenatal genetic screening for aneuploidy (e.g. Down syndrome, trisomy 18). Participants will learn about cell-free DNA testing (also known as non-invasive prenatal testing) and enhanced first trimester screening - for whom they are available, how to access these tests and how to engage patients in informed decision making about prenatal screening. Participants will also be supplied with resources and tools that can be used at the point of care.

Learning Objectives:

Shawna Morrison

Genetic Counsellor/Program Manager
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Genetics Education Canada - Knowledge Organization (GEC-KO)

Ms. Shawna Morrison is a board certified genetic counsellor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. She received her MS in genetic counselling at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her clinical role at CHEO is diverse, providing genetic counselling from preconception to adult life, over a diverse group of disorders. She is the manager of program GEC-KO, Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization. GEC-KO, a not-for-profit program, is the first Canadian concerted effort to build genetics competencies in primary care, specialty medicine, and other health professions. The program's website can be found at www.geneticseducation.ca.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Shawna Morrison

Shawna Morrison

Genetic Counsellor/Program Manager
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Genetics Education Canada - Knowledge Organization (GEC-KO)

Ms. Shawna Morrison is a board certified genetic counsellor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. She received her MS in genetic counselling at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her clinical role at CHEO is diverse, providing genetic counselling from preconception to adult life, over a diverse group of disorders. She is the manager of program GEC-KO, Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization. GEC-KO, a not-for-profit program, is the first Canadian concerted effort to build genetics competencies in primary care, specialty medicine, and other health professions. The program's website can be found at www.geneticseducation.ca.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Shawna Morrison


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