Introduction to fetal genomics

An afternoon workshop aimed at those involved in referring and consenting women with high-risk pregnancies

On Friday 16th June, The North West Coast Genomics Healthcare Alliance and Liverpool Health Partners are holding an event for all healthcare professionals involved in pre-birth screening. The afternoon session will cover prenatal microarray testing and the appropriate consent process.

The programme is aimed at paediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, fetal medicine specialists, midwives (geneticists and trainees), community midwives and GPs. The afternoon will begin with a series of talks covering: the difference between a post-natal array and a fetal array; current and future technologies in non-invasive pre-natal testing; and consulting and consent issues. The programme will conclude with a final working group exercise allowing attendees to practise taking consent and dealing with results.

Registration and funding

The programme has been accredited for 2.5 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians. The points will appear on your attendance certificate.

There is a £40 charge per delegate for the day but subsidised places are available – please view the flier ‘An Introduction to Fetal Genomics’ for more details.

To register for the programme please visit the Liverpool Health partners website. For more details of the day please contact Joanne King by phone – 0151 802 5010 – or email –