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Advances in Genetics for the Women’s Healthcare Clinician Symposium

This Natera-sponsored educational symposium is intended for practicing Women’s Health Clinicians interested in genetics, with a focus on prenatal care and management.

The symposium features updates from world-renowned speakers covering topics such as: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, updates in carrier screening methodologies for the modern clinician, and important discussions focusing on current approaches to testing and screening methodologies. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network with our esteemed faculty speakers.

Meet the Experts


Friday December 2, 2022

11-12pm – Lunch & Learn

12-4:15pm – Symposium

4:15-5:30pm – Cocktail Reception


The Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

  • Dr. John Williams
    Director of Reproductive Genetics in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr. Lawrence Platt
    Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA; MFM and Founder at Center for Fetal Medicine & Women's Ultrasound
  • Prof. Donna McDonald-McGinn
    Director of the 22q and You Center, Chief of the Section of Genetic Counseling, and Associate Director of Clinical Genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • Dr. Rachel Newman
    Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, California
  • Dr. Tyler Pierson
    Pediatric Lead for the Center for the Undiagnosed Patient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Ms. Sayeh Rosenmayer
    Genetic Counselor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
*Virtual attendance for a live stream of the symposium is available.

Symposium Agenda

12-12:15PM Welcome & Introductions Dr. John Williams
Dr. Lawrence Platt
12:15-1PM A Bird’s Eye View of 22q Prof. Donna McDonald-McGinn
1-1:30PM Carrier Screening: Advances and Updates Dr. Rachel Newman
1:30-2PM Spinal Muscular Atrophy Dr. Tyler Pierson
2-2:15PM BREAK
2:15-2:45PM The Paternal Age Effect: Counseling for Advanced Paternal Age Ms. Sayeh Rosenmayer
2:45-3:15PM Role of the Early Ultrasound Dr. Lawrence Platt
3:15-3:45PM Pluses and Minuses of Genetic Testing Technologies Dr. John Williams
3:45-4:15PM Round Table Discussion: Current State of NIPT All panelists
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