I am proud to welcome you to this international meeting on cell-free DNA to be held in the beautiful capital of Denmark. We will focus on fetal RhD genotyping and include topics within the fields of Fetal Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Obstetrics, and Clinical Immunology – all related to clinical noninvasive applications of cell-free DNA. We aim to bring together upcoming and expert scientists as well as clinicians and other users to exchange new knowledge and identify new challenges and clinical possibilities.
The scientific topics will include applications of cell-free fetal DNA for profiling of the fetal genome, testing of single gene disorders, and trisomy 21. Clinical experiences are presented on fetal RhD genotyping as the main focus, including status of antenatal screening of D negative women to guide targeted antenatal anti-D prophylaxis. Other areas of cell-free DNA are also covered, including marker for cancer and possible immunological roles of cell-free DNA.
Please keep an eye on the program as it evolves.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, home of Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard. Copenhagen is very accessible, connected with more than 140 direct flight destinations.
Copenhagen is an exciting, historic city with lots of cultural activities and a great atmosphere. The city is safe and casual and has a unique combination of old and new architechture as well as canals and parks, thus with excellent settings for its vibrant life. I can only recommend that you spend some extra time in the city.
The venue is the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. The hotel is situated by the harbour, next to the Queens residence in the heart of Copenhagen.
I hope to see you in Copenhagen for this exciting event.
||Frederik Banch Clausen, president
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee