Course description

Course type

Advanced

Course description

The course is addressed to health care professionals in the field of PGT who wish to learn about genetic counseling. Genetic counseling in PGT requires specific skills, which are hardly included in the standard courses of graduate schools or in postgraduate training courses. The course will be divided into three half-day sessions, in which participants will learn the basic concepts and characteristics of genetic counseling in PGT, genetic counseling at the different stages of PGT, genetic counseling in case of special indications such as exclusion testing or HLA typing, and the relevance of the psychological support. In addition, there will be technical sessions with an update of technologies for PGT-M, PGT-SR and PGT-A, as well as sessions on ethics. The course should also cover more advanced genetic counselling in PGT: speakers will be asked to prepare difficult clinical cases for discussions in an interactive way with the participants. Participants will also be asked to submit special cases from which a number can be selected for oral presentation and discussion during the campus.

Target audience

Healthcare professionals in the field of PGT: clinical and molecular geneticist, genetic counsellor, psychologist, ethicist, nurse, midwife, embryologist

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

Participants will learn both the basic and more advanced concepts of genetic counselling in PGT and have an overview of good practice in this domain.

Innovative aspects

  • Genetic counselling in PGT requires specific skills, which are rarely included in the standard courses of graduate schools or in postgraduate training courses. The course offers a unique opportunity to learn from professionals with much expertise.
  • The hybrid format of the meeting to attract participants of PGT centres from all over the world.

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case presentations
  • Case discussions

Language

The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after completing an evaluation form. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.