Colloquium: Expanded Carrier Screening in Belgium

vrijdag 29 mei 2020 10:00 - 11:00

Colloquium research group Community Genetics

Zoom meeting for 100 participants max, please mute your microphones!
Pre-registration required, so we can send you the protected link!

Expanded Carrier Screening in Belgium - Eva van Steijvoort, PhD Candidate, KU Leuven

Through carrier screening couples at-risk of conceiving a child with an autosomal recessive or X-linked condition can be identified prior to conception, allowing prospective parents to make informed reproductive decisions when planning for a family. Following recommendations made by the Superior Health Council (SHC) of Belgium, a Belgian Genetic Carrier Screening test (BeGECS) was launched in October 2019. Eva Van Steijvoort (PhD Candidate, KU Leuven, Belgium) will start her presentation with a brief presentation of the BeGECS offer. Next, she will present the results of an online survey exploring knowledge, attitudes and preferences regarding expanded carrier screening (ECS) among non-pregnant reproductive-aged women in Flanders (Belgium).

After Eva’s presentation we will have a first reaction from Lidewij Henneman, PhD, Senior researcher and co-Director of the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute of Amsterdam UMC.


How to connect:
To join the Zoom Meeting, please pre-register preferably before May 29, and receive the link by sending an email message to:

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