First trimester prenatal screening and diagnosis
The course has an approximate duration of 30 hours. Users have acces to the course and can send the exam until 30 November 2015 Topics are dealth with essentially through a problem-solving approach together with the essential theoretical background
Directors: Toni Borrell,Eduard Gratacós and F.Figueras
Online course: Duration 30 hours of length
EUR 120 with online Certificate of Accreditation
EUR 120 + 12 with hard copy of the Certificate of Accreditation
- iPad Compatible
- Dowloadable PDF
- Smartphone Compatible
- Introduction. E.Gratacós
- Early anatomical survey: practical evaluation. M Bennasar
- Aneuploid screening: The combined Test. A.Borrell
- First trimester Genetic Sonogram. A.Borrell
- CVS and amniocentesis:technicalities..A. Borrell
- Non Invasive Prenatal Testing. V.Cirigliano
- CVS and amniocentesis: risks A. TAbor
- The karyotype:Accuracy and limitations. A.Soler
- Array-CGH: Accuracy and limitations. R.Wapner (videoconference)
- Early Fetal Echocardiography..JM Martínez
- Early scan in twins and selective termination. E Gratacós
- Early screening for Preeclampsia. F.Figueras
- Early screening for prematurity. E.Gratacós
- Early screening for diabetes. G.Sesmilo
Registration and fees
To Access at the course you must have a username and password on our site. To do this, please, access the registration form.
The course fee is 120 €. A Certificate of Accreditation will be sent by e-mail with no additional costs; if you wish to receive a hard copy, an extra fee of 12€ will be applied
Advances both in fetal ultrasound –with the definition of new markers and strategies for aneuploidy screening- and reproductive genetics – with the evolvement of non-invasive prenatal testing and diagnostic molecular techniques- have shifted prenatal diagnosis to the first trimester. Furthermore, current knowledge on the natural history of the classical obstetrical syndromes – preeclampsia, prematurity and diabetes- suggests that first trimester screening of these conditions allow efficient interventions. This course covers all the relevant aspects of first-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities, the diagnosis of major fetal defects and screening for preeclampsia, prematurity and macrosomia/diabetes.
This course aims at providing competence to integrate in clinical practice first trimester and combined screening for fetal aneuploidy, including as well extensive discussion on non-invasive prenatal testing. Live demonstration sessions will allow attendees becoming familiar with early comprehensive anomaly scan, early echocardiography and ultrasound marker evaluation (early genetic sonogram). We will combine theoretical content with continuous self-evaluation and live demonstrations of invasive techniques –amniocentesis and transcervical chorionic villus sampling- to provide theoretical background for these procedures. The current indications for molecular karyotyping by array-CGH studies, including pros and cons, will be comprehensively discussed. Finally, we will dedicate a whole session to discuss to the state of the art in first trimester preventive strategies for the main obstetrical syndromes.
The faculty is essentially composed of medical staff from the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Each session will be introduced, guided and closed by a coordinator with broad clinical and educational experience in the addressed topic. Overall, we have 10 specialists as lecturers..
A Certificate of Accreditation will be sent by e-mail with no additional costs; if you wish to receive a hard copy, an extra fee of 12€ will be applied.
Course has 30 hours of length. Users have acces to the course and can send the exam until 30 November 2015
Tel. +34 934 48 74 96
Users have acces to the course and can send the exam until 30 November 2015
To obtain accreditation must reach 70% accuracy. You have 5 attempts to overcome that 70% to get the accreditation of the course. After passing the accreditation test, the certificate will be sent by email (PDF) or post, as you choose, within one month.