"Need of the hour"

A Webinar on Carrier Screening Test.

Over a million babies are born each year in India with genetic disorders and over 20 to 30% of all infant deaths are due to genetic disorders.

Some of the most common inherited genetic disorders seen in India are congenital adrenal hyperplasia, glucose-6-phosphate degydrigenase (G6PD), neuromuscular disorders, cystic fibrosis, etc.

Each individual harbours 2.8 known severe recessive disorders. A recessive gene defect can be passed on through generations in a family without ever being known.

Carrier Screening Test helps couples planning for a baby understand their carrier status and the risk for having a child with a genetic condition.

As a clinician, you can help alleviate India's genetic disorder burden.

Join Dr. Sheetal Sharda, Senior Consultant in Clinical Genomics, MedGenome Labs as she highlights:

  • Clinical conditions for offering Carrier Screening Test to families with case-based scenarios
  • The flaws of genotype and why NGS is a better method
  • Leveraging of the Indian genetic variant database to screen for genetic variations and diseases that are specific to the Indian population 
  • The benefits and limitations of the test

Thursday, 9th November 2017
Time : 5 PM

Can't attend live? You should still REGISTER!
We will be sharing the slides and the recording of the webinar with all registrants.
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Dr. Sheetal Sharda is a pediatrician and has done her DM in Medical Genetics from SGPGI, Lucknow. She has worked as an associate professor in Genetics in PGIMER, Chandigarh for 8 years. She has over 13 years of experience in clinical genetics. She also has about 30 publications in national and international journals to her credit. Her areas of interest are Dysmorphology, Prenatal Diagnosis Counseling and molecular diagnosis.