This webinar will address the importance of autopsy and post-mortem evaluation in cases of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss. Traditional invasive autopsy is the most common strategy to provide detailed phenotyping and cause of death in these instances, however many parents find the procedure too invasive and some decline on that basis. The process of postmortem evaluation and alternatives to traditional autopsy will be discussed, including less invasive autopsy, postmortem MRI, micro-CT and the “genetic autopsy”. Furthermore, patients’ perspective regarding postmortem evaluation will be considered.
Public: Clinical Geneticists, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Both specialists and trainees
** Program **
Chaired by Raquel Gouveia Silva and Silvia Kalantari on behalf of the ESHG-Young committee.
Welcome and Introduction
- Speaker: Raquel Gouveia Silva; Silvia Kalantari, ESHG-Young Committee
Rationale for less invasive autopsy and tissue-based diagnostics
- Speaker: Dr Ciaran Hutchinson, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK
What imaging can offer for less invasive autopsy
- Speaker: Dr Ian Simcock, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Parental and wider views on less invasive autopsy
- Speaker : Dr Celine Lewis, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Conclusion with speakers and moderator
Online registration HERE