Symposium about Genetic Syndromes and advanced Fetal Echocardiography in London
Last weekend we attended the symposium "Genetic Syndromes and advanced Fetal Echocardiography", in London hosted by Dr. Fred Ushakov and the London School of Ultrasound. It was an international crowd with participants from around the world, who brought with them a wealth of expertise and created an environment of collaboration and shared learning.
The symposium focused on different methods to detect anomalies in the fetus using ultrasound and NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing), in order to provide the most accurate diagnoses and careful guidance to parents. Attendees engaged in hot discussions about the pros and cons of NIPT versus amniocentesis and how to weigh these factors in order to consult each patient most appropriate for her particular situation.
One of the key highlights of this event were the case studies presented, which demonstrated the possible consequences of detecting severe fetal conditions. Experts discussed ways to approach the situation, highlighting the importance of support for parents and the need for accurate information. They also explored potential outcomes and consequences of these diagnoses and how parents and medical professionals can navigate the complexities of making informed decisions about fetal and maternal health.
Overall, the symposium provided a valuable forum for exploring the complex and often challenging issues associated with high-risk pregnancies and detecting fetuses with anomalies and syndromes. We extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Fred Ushakov and his team for organizing this event, providing a platform for such important discussions and letting us be part of it.