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Personalized Medicine, Pregnancy & Prenatal Counseling: A Modern Look at Cystic Fibrosis
Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how genotype specific treatments have impacted health and quality of life outcomes in cystic fibrosis.
2. Identify clinical situations that benefit from genotype specific counseling and discussion of targeted therapeutics.
3. Summarize what is known regarding the effects of CFTR modulators on pregnancy outcomes.

Speaker 1:
Charlotte Close, MS, CGC
SPEAKER BIO: Charlotte is a pediatric genetic counselor at Columbia University Medical Center who collaborates and sees patients with the Pediatric CF Team at Columbia.

Speaker 2:
Kimberly Foil, MS, CGC
SPEAKER BIO: Kimberly is a member of the cystic fibrosis care team at the Medical University of South Carolina. She provides genetic counseling for pediatric and adult patients and families affected by CF and is engaged in CF newborn screening follow-up.

Webinar description:
Highly effective modulator therapy has revolutionized the landscape of cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment and outcomes. During this webinar, an overview of CFTR modulator therapies will be presented with emphasis on applications in the prenatal genetic counseling setting. The molecular basis of CFTR modulators and genotype eligibility will be reviewed, along with exploration of how modulator therapies have changed the course of CF. Approaches to incorporate modern information into prenatal screening and diagnosis counseling will be discussed. Additionally, increasing numbers of women with CF are pursuing pregnancy, and case reports of in utero CF treatment have emerged. Current data regarding maternal-fetal risks, benefits, and unknowns of modulator use during pregnancy will be explored with real-world case examples presented

Apr 19, 2023 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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