Reproductive Genetic Testing: Scenario and Possibilities in Nepal
On the 5th September 2019 Kathmandu center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL) and a sister concern NOVA International Diagnostics, which is located in Kusunti height, Lalitpur, Nepal organized a Continuing Medical Education (CME) on the theme “Reproductive Genetic Testing: Scenario and Possibilities in Nepal” at Hotel Vivanta, Lalitpur, Nepal.
The focal aim of this event was to provide information, updates on possibilities, scenario limitation, and opportunities of the various genetic testing test in Nepal with respect to reproductive health. The event was overwhelmed with all the renewed gynecologists, pathologists, scientists, researchers, scholars, and media which are engaged actively in various aspects of clinical and medical science representing hospital and infertility center. Additionally, it also encompassed various faculties of several medical college and institutes such as Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Kathmandu Medical College (KMC), Nepal Medical College (NMC), Dhulikhel hospital, and many more.
More than 100 participants are expected to gain competence in their approach to clinical problem solving with respect to genetic diseases, apply newly acquired strategies in their practice, and change their performance in order to provide evidence-based and patient-centered reproductive care. To begin with the program, Dr. Ujwal Thakur Chairman of Nova International diagnostics briefly explains the vision of the laboratory and its future perspectives and goal and welcome to the guest. Additionally, he also explains the diagnostics center and several facilities associated with it. Secondly, Dr. Micheal Richardson, technical expert on reproductive health from Thermo fisher outline the recent trends of reproductive health along with the possible genetic test and clinical correlation.
In the end, Dr. Nilam Thakur from National Academy of Medical Sciences illustrated that reproductive health is crucial in the development scenario. Equally, she focused on the necessity of appropriate healthcare services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of a healthy infant. Moreover, test results can provide a sense of relief from uncertainty and help people make informed decisions about managing their health care.
The event concluded with the remarks from Prof. Dr. Chanda Karki, a renowned Obstetrician, and Gynaecologist of the country. The event ended with a question and answer session followed by dinner. During the program, the multifaceted responsibility of the Master of Ceremony (MC) was played by Dr. Ankita Thakur maintaining the schedule flowing smoothly by skillfully capturing and maintaining the attention of all the respected guests.