Maternal Cell Contamination Workshop Day
Date: Friday 5th April 2018
Time: 10.00 am - 4.45 pm
Cost: $100 per ASDG registered attendee (includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
$200 per non-registered attendee (includes a ticket to the Welcome Reception)
A full day workshop on Maternal Cell Contamination will be held on Friday 5th April at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley. A minimum of 10 participants is required for this workshop to proceed. Please register with your registration to the ASDG.
10.00am Registration opens with tea and coffee on arrival
Bruce Bennetts/Anja Ravine
Setting the scene - Bruce Bennetts
MCC analysis - What is it? Why should it be performed? When should it be performed? What are the consequences if it goes wrong or is not done?
10.45-11.05am Highlights of the RCPAQAP-RCPA-HGSA Survey - Anja Ravine
11.05-11.20am Interpretation of STR results - traps for young players - Electra Pontikinas
11.20-11.40am How much is too much MCC? - Cath Nicholls
11.40-12.30pm 1st Round table discussion (small groups with a facilitator for each group) 30 min discussion + 20 min group feedback
When is MCC testing required?
Minimum sample requirements? (fetal? fetal & maternal? trio?)
12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 - 2.05pm 2nd Round table discussion
Range of risks associated with MCC testing?
Need to consider the different types of tests offered for fetal tissue analysis
2.05 - 2.55pm 3rd Round table discussion
Strategies for determining the safe upper limits of MCC for fetal tissue analysis? MCC validation requirements?
2.55 – 3.15pm How should MCC findings be reported?
Assay design- is one assay suitable for all situations?
3.15 - 3.45pm Afternoon tea/coffee
3.45 - 4.05pm Other uses for MCC assays
Specimen mix-ups, zygosity analysis for twins, confirmed de novo variant status for ACMG guidelines
4.05 - 4.45 pm What’s next? Towards national standardised guidelines for MCC analysis
5.00-7.00pm Welcome reception for Workshop and ASDG conference registrants