Encounters in Bioethics - Prenatal Genetic Screening: New advances, new ethical challenges

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
St. Joseph's Heritage, Georigan Room, 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay
Event Contact Name: 
Loretta Delea
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Join the Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics for a presentation and discussion session on "Prenatal Genetic Screening: New advances, new ethical challenges":

- What is the new, non-invasive prenatal screening?
- How to assist pregnant women to make informed choices about this screening and subsequent testing?
- How can we deal with ethical and social aspects of this program currently being adopted by provincial governments?

Presenter:
Paola Diadori, MSc, MD, FRCPC, MA, Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal

Panel:
- Eileen Abbey, BSc(H), RM, Chief of Midwifery, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
- Cassandra Berard
- Jennifer Lawson, HBK, MSc, MD, CCFP-EM, Family Physician, Norwest Community Health Centres

Everyone is welcome. Free Admission. Free parking.

This session will also be offered in a one-hour format on Thursday, November 28th, from 12 - 1 pm at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Regional Cancer Care room 2178. This is an abbreviated session; not all panelists participate. Everyone is welcome.

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