PCRS 2016

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What began as a handful of doctors meeting to discuss issues in fertility is now the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), a global organization. PCRS is dedicated to invigorating the field of reproductive medicine– hosting an annual conference bringing together leaders in the field.

The 64th annual meeting, New Frontiers in Reproduction and Genetics, will be held in Rancho Mirage, CA from March 9-13th. Recombine is excited to present an original study analyzing the effects of expanded carrier screening on patients identified as carriers and non-carriers of genetic disorders.

Because expanded carrier screening is offered routinely to patients seeking fertility treatments, it’s important to investigate how test results are perceived by the patient population. The study yields insight into patients’ emotions following post-test genetic counseling. The study also sheds light on the benefits of post test genetic counseling and the potential need to facilitate discussions around carrier screening.

If you’ll be at PCRS 2016, be sure to look for poster 48: Understanding the Patient Experience: Comparing Carriers and Non-Carriers as Identified by an Expanded Screening Panel. You can also find us at booth 101 in the exhibition hall. See you there!

 

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Stephany Foster

Stephany Foster is the Associate Scientific Writer at Recombine, a genetic testing company based in New York City. She writes on topics spanning fertility, reproductive medicine, and recent advances in genomics. Stephany also writes about recently published research that Recombine presents at conferences and meetings around the globe. Before joining Recombine, Stephany interned at the George Church Lab at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Biology in 2014.