Noninvasive prenatal testing using only blood of the pregnant women is a new and very precise method to detect the main chromosome pathologies and sex of the fetus early in pregnancy. It's popularity is rapidly growing worldwide. It provides many benefits for doctors and their patients. At the conference "Noninvasive prenatal screening 2019" you will know about the technology and results of its implementation in clinical practice. We'll also demonstrate you that this wonderful possibility is now available and affordable in Georgia.
Important information for the participants
- Venue: D. Aghmashenebeli Alley #240, Tbilisi; the campus of the Free University, Conference room #200
- Date: March 12, 2019
- Working language: English
Registration fee is 35 GEL and includes:
access to the lectures
- a bage
- a program
- a paper notebook
- a pen
- a mousepad
- an information booklet
- a certificate of the participant
- and 2 wonderful coffee breakes with the best opportunity for networking with colleagues
This event is available only after registration.
Stephen Little, PhD
Stephen is a successful serial biotechnology entrepreneur. He is the former CEO of DxS, an innovator in the field of personalised medicine, developing and manufacturing companion diagnostics. DxS pioneered the use of molecular diagnostic tests such as KRAS and EGFR mutation analysis to predict the use of novel cancer therapies. In 2009 Stephen became Vice President of Personalised Healthcare, responsible for developing companion diagnostic partnerships with the pharma industry. Prior to his leading role at DxS, Stephen worked for 20 years in various senior positions in the diagnostic divisions of Astra Zeneca and ICI. He holds a PhD from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Maka Chipashvili, MD, PhD
Clinical geneticist "Perinatology"
Zaza Sinauridze, MD, PhD
Obstetrician-Gynicologist, Chairman of the "Perinatology" NLLE, Clinical Director "Pineo Medical Ecosystem"
Alexander Lavrov , MD, PhD
Head of The National Laboratory of Genetics
|15:00 - 16:00||Registration of the participants and welcome coffee with networking|
|16:00 - 16:05||Opening and introduction||G. Chaladze|
|16:05 - 16:25||Possibilities and perspectives of prenatal screening in Georgia||M. Chipashvili|
|16:25 - 16:45||Prenatal diagnostics: summary of the results and new challanges||Z. Sinauridze|
|16:45 - 17:25||NIPT: basics of technology||S. Little|
|17:25 - 17:50||Coffee pause and networking|
|17:50 - 18:30||NIPT: Iona experience in clinical practice||S. Little|
|18:30 - 18:50||Molecular genetics in reproduction: new Georgian horizons||A. Lavrov|
|18:50 - 19:00||Closing|