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Sunday, July 8 • 14:00 - 15:45
Course 6 - Navigate cfDNA Test Options: Technical, biological and quality aspects of different cfDNA testing technologies

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Course 6 - Navigate cfDNA Testing Options: Technical, biological and quality aspects of different cfDNA testing technologies Chairs: Diane Van Opstal and Francesca Romana Grati
  • Possibilities and limitations of different cfDNA testing methodologies - Francesca Romana Grati
  • No results with cfDNA different tests: Reasons and implications - John Michael Dupont and Max Schmid
  • Fetal fraction measurement: Is measuring and reporting FF% useful? Which methods are available? How were they validated? Which cut-off should be used? - Joris Vermeesch and Max Schmid
  • Regionalization of cfDNA tests: What happened from 2011 to 2017 with the spreading process of cfDNA test? - Elaine Holgado
  • The value of the External Quality Assurance in the NIPT routine clinical practice - Lucy Jenkins
  • Detection of chromosome aberrations other than the common aneuploidies: clinical utility and management options - Diane Van Opstal and Peter Benn

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Francesca Romana Grati

Research & Development Manager, TOMA Advanced Biomedical Assays SpA
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Diane Van Opstal

Laboratory Specialist Clinical Genetics, Erasmus Medical Center, Clinical Genetics
Diane Van Opstal studied Biology at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and  after her study, since 1987, she has worked in the Prenatal Cytogenetics Laboratory of the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She received her Ph.D. (“Molecular... Read More →

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Peter Benn

Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Elaine Holgado

Principal Clinical Scientist in Molecular Genetics, Health Services Laboratories
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Lucy Jenkins

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
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Max Schmid

Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Roche Sequencing Solutions
Maximilian Schmid, MD is Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Roche Sequencing Solutions, where he focuses on Non-invasive Prenatal Testing and Women's Health.  Previously, Dr. Schmid held a position as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University... Read More →
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Joris Vermeesch

Professor of Molecular Cytogenetics and Genome Research, University of Leuven
Joris R. Vermeesch, Ph.D. Ir, is chair of the department of human genetics, is professor Molecular Cytogenetics and genome research.  He is heading the Constitutional Cytogenetics unit of the Center of Human Genetics, and coordinating the genomic core. The lab was a pioneer in single... Read More →

Sunday July 8, 2018 14:00 - 15:45 CEST
Gorilla Room 1