Home / Georgia / Tbilisi Hosts Workshop “Newest Methods of Prenatal Diagnostics of Rare and Other Genetic Diseases”

Tbilisi Hosts Workshop “Newest Methods of Prenatal Diagnostics of Rare and Other Genetic Diseases”

Tbilisi State Medical University Academic Board’s conference hall will host a lecture-workshop: “Newest Methods of Prenatal Diagnostics of Rare and Other Genetic Diseases”.

The lecture-workshop is organized by the Georgian Foundation of Genetic and Rare Diseases. The event promotion is ensured by LLC Genetic Laboratories and Natera company.

Shipra Crinshpun (the USA) and Fatima Alivn (Sweden), representatives of the Natera medical clinic research department (the USA) are taking part in the lecture-workshop. Moreover, Oleg Kvlividze, an executive director for the Georgian Foundation of Genetic and Rare Diseases, and Lali Margvelashvili, the head of the medical genetics and diagnostics department of New Life –Evex corporation will also take part in the lecture-workshop.

The objective of the workshop is to update the society on the newest methods of diagnostics of rare and other genetic disease, namely, methods of identifying genetic pathologies of a germ at the early stage of pregnancy, through non-invasion examination of pregnant women.

These methods will upgrade the heath conditions of the future generation, upgrade the efficiency of genetic consultations and popularize them, medical experts assert.

It is a comparatively new direction in the medical genetics to define genetic diseases of the germ and their expected complications at early stages. This enables families to plan the future thanks to specialists and avoid incurable genetic pathologies of a germ.

The word of “PRENATAL” is of Latin origin and describes the period before giving birth. And prenatal diagnostics implies an examination of germs in the pregnancy period. These researches are to supervise and control a formation of the germ, detect available pathologies, determine available risks and find solutions, minimize parent’s psychological stress and fears about genetic pathologies of the germ.