Melbourne Business School

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Professor Simon Meagher



Professor Rabih Chaoui
Dr Tristan Hardy
Professor Jon Hyett
A/Professor Lisa Hui
Professor Simon Meagher
Dr Melody Menezes
Dr Daniel Rolnik

Melbourne First Trimester International Symposium

The live symposium was held 28-29 August 2021. You can still register to view the recordings of the event - visit our registration page for details.


Join Professor Simon Meagher and colleagues for a two day dynamic interactive workshop addressing screening and diagnosis of first trimester fetal malformation, free fetal DNA analysis, carrier screening and new age genetics.

During the two days over 500 video clip sequences of fetal brain, cardiac, facial malformation will be presented in an interactive format. The lecture series will be delivered by experts in first trimester screening and diagnosis and will incorporate the latest developments in prenatal genetic investigations and management



Topics include:

• the international guidelines in clinical practice for the sonographic assessment of the fetal anatomy during the routine 11–14 weeks scan
• the role and limitations of first trimester ultrasound
• integration of new world genomics with first-trimester ultrasound screening and diagnosis
• the role of transvaginal ultrasound assessment of the fetal anatomy - normal and abnormal
• the sonographic assessment of the fetal normal fetal heart during the 11–14 weeks scan
• the step-by-step approach to sectional imaging the normal fetal brain during the first trimester 9-14 weeks.
• the basic and advanced approaches to sonographic diagnosis of minor and major fetal brain and face malformation
• a practical guide to the use of high frequency transducers and 3D multiplanar evaluation for the fetal anatomy during the first trimester
• building a knowledge set of the common and rare anomaly sequences which can be identified across each trimester
• provide guidelines on how to implement screening strategies for aneuploidy and morphology screening
• discuss the role of non-invasive prenatal screening and chromosomal microarray
• the role of wide exome sequencing (WES) and wide genomic sequencing (WGS) in 2021
• provide interactive learning supported by iPad drawings 3D graphics and live scanning sessions
• NIPT - the unusual, inconclusive, sex discordant results and vanishing twins
• Screening and diagnosis of embryo malformation 6-10 weeks
• Wide exome sequencing - current and future indications



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