How to approach to reproductive genetic testing?
Basic training.

Fertility Patient Care Training Programme

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This program is designed for non–medical and medical staff from fertility clinics across different functions who are interested in improving their knowledge about genetic diseases and how to reduce the risk of offspring affected by genetic disorders. It provides information about different genetic tests available, their use and expected results. The main topic is carrier screening since it can be helpful among all couples. This program also includes the use of case studies to demonstrate good and bad practice, as well as practical recommendations on how to perform a basic genetic counseling.

Human Genetics

Learn about basic human genetics and the main methodologies for detecting genetic diseases.

Carrier Screening

Discover the main features of carrier screening test and how to understand it.

Genetic Counselling

Learn how to manage genetic counseling before and after genetic test.


Identify the ways in which genetic counselling can influence and improve communication with the patient.


This programme is designed for fertility professionals and staff support. It can be dictated in English and Portuguese. The programme requires you to have a device and 1 Mbps (or faster) Internet connection. The device on which you access the program should support one of the following browsers: Chrome 71, Firefox 64, IE 11, Edge 42, Safari 11. The organizers reserve the right to change any details of the Program without notice.


Montserrat Palahi Bages
program lecturer, Lab director, FullGenomics

How to improve the chance of healthy offspring has been the aim of fertility clinics since the beginning, such as by improving embryo culture methods, embryo scores and of course, genetic testing of the embryos. Performing a karyotype on the future parents has been demonstrated a very powerful tool to diagnose couples with recurrent miscarriages, the DGP testing on embryos also helped them to get pregnancies without chromosome imbalances. In the last decade carrier screening has become another powerful tool to reduce the chance of affected offspring even when no previous disease has been identified on the family. In this course, we will review the genetic tests available, the situations in which they can be applied and the expected results in order to facilitate their recommendation according to the patient’s needs.

Iris Trujillo Puebla
program lecturer, Head of NGS team, FullGenomics

Understanding risk factors for inherited genetic disorders is a crucial step in evaluating reproductive options. In recent years carrier screening tests has become an essential tool for fertility clinics in order to know patient’s carrier status and residual risk of having an affected child. In this course we will explore the basis of carrier screening and how to understand its results and limitations. Moreover, every genetic test must be accompanied by genetic counselling, in which we will focus on and explain the best way to offer it. “We believe that participation in our training will increase the awareness of the importance of carrier screening and the proper accompaniment of the patient with genetic counselling during the process.


The course aims to be interactive and in a live format. The program includes 3 live hours, divided in 3 modules. Attendance is recommended to doctors or fertility clinic specialists.


  • Basic principles of inherited disorders
  • Genetic tests available
  • Basis of genetic tests


  • Introduction to carrier screening
  • What results should be expected?
  • The importance of pre and post genetic counselling


  • Practical cases
  • Genetic counselling recommendations for each case


Montserrat Palahi Bages, biologist, and MSc in genetics and reproductive biology.
Is in charge of the “How to approach to reproductive genetic testing?” course

Montserrat is an expert in genetic reproductive analyses with more than 6 years of experience in preimplantational genetic testing and carrier screening. Her experience allows her to guide patients thought understanding their genetic results. As part of her laboratory management in FullGenomics she is always looking for new ways to help fertility clinics with better understanding of genetic testing

Iris Trujillo Puebla, biochemist, and MSc in molecular biology and biomedicine.
Is in charge of the “How to approach to reproductive genetic testing?” course.

Iris is an expert in molecular genetics with more than 6 years of experience in molecular biology departments in private sector. She also masters the main genetic techniques such as NGS as well as their interpretation and correct communication to the patient. Iris is currently doing her PhD in genetics in order to expand and improve the information on carrier screening.


EUR 1,500
Online course.
Flexible schedule.
Price for non-members is EUR 2,000.
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