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1.         Nuchal Translucency course
RANZCR / RANZCOG training and accreditation program

Aims:
A comprehensive review of screening and diagnosis of Down syndrome with ultrasound and biochemistry.

Suitable for:
Sonographers / Genetics Counsellors / Obstetricians and Radiologists involved in first trimester screening.

This course is run by the Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound, Education and Monitoring Program located at RANZCOG,  all participants will be able to register for the NT accreditation.  RANZCOG Fellows will be able to claim PR&CRM points for the course.

Moderators:
Dr Andrew McLennan / Mrs Ann Robertson


Workshop Program

08.30 – 09.00

 

Registration / Practice Improvement Quiz

09.00 – 09.20

  Principles of Screening
Dr Andrew McLennan, Australia
09.20 – 09.50   NT and Chromosomal abnormality
To Be Confirmed
09.50 – 10.20   Practicalities of NT measurement: top tips for success
Vanessa Pincham, Australia
10.20 – 10.50   Morning tea
10.50 – 11.10   Biochemistry and combined first trimester screening
To Be Confirmed
11.10 – 11.30   Invasive testing after first trimester screening
Prof George Yeo, Singapore
11.30 – 12.00   The 12 Week anatomical survey
To Be Confirmed
12.00 – 12.30   Increased NT with normal karyotype
Dr Jiri Sonek, United States of America
12.30 – 14.00   Lunchtime
14.00 - 14.30   Novel ultrasound markers for trisomy 21
Dr Jiri Sonek, United States of America
14.30 – 14.50   Nasal bone: introduction to practice in Australia.
Dr Andrew McLennan, Australia
14.50 – 15.10   Racial variation in first trimester screening: experience with a Chinese population
Prof TK Lau, Hong Kong, China
15.10 – 15.30   Risk algorithm for NT screening: clinical impact of recent changes
Dr Jon Hyett, Australia
15.30 – 15.50   Afternoon tea
15.50 – 16.20   Counselling: case discussion and problem solving
Panel discussion; chaired by Ann Robertson
16.20 – 16.50   Screening multiple pregnancies for chromosomal abnormality
Prof Giovanni Monni, Italy
16.50 – 17.20   Triplet / Twin reductions: counselling conundrums
Dr Mark Evans, United States of America
17.20 –   Post course MCQ / closing remarks
 
     
 
 
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