This webinar series is coordinated by Prof Marta Cohen, the second webinar of this series is scheduled for 20th May and is also bookable via the conference calender. 


Title: The genetics behind GTD

Summary: This presentation will describe the genetic constitution of molar pregnancies and how genetic and other related tests can inform the diagnosis of abnormal products of conception. It will outline how genetic testing, namely short tandem repeating (STR) genotyping, is informative for the diagnosis and management of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

Title: Molar pregnancy

Summary: This talk will cover the key morphological features required for diagnosis of molar gestations. Common pitfalls and mimics such as villous dysmorphism and placental mesenchymal dysplasia shall also be discussed.


Molar pregnancy: Sophie stenton  (Sheffield Children's Hospital) (25 minutes)

Genetic scientist: The genetics behind GTD: Geoffrey Maher  (25 minutes) 

Q&A (10 minutes)

This event will take place at 13:00pm (GMT) and last approximately 1 hour.

This meeting is worth 1 CPD point (self credited).

trophoblastic disease : webinar 1

  • Geoffrey Maher PhD

    Geoffrey Maher is the lead geneticist for England’s gestational trophoblastic disease service, based at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

  • Dr Sophie Stenton

    Dr Sophie Stenton completed her training in Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery in 2019. She is currently Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and is one half of the reporting team for the supraregional Gestational Trophoblast Disease service. Dr Stenton is the National Paediatric Histopathology EQA Scheme organiser and is the Education Secretary for the British and Irish Paediatric Pathology Association (BRIPPA). Dr Stenton undertakes paediatric coronial post-mortem work and has a special interest in stillbirth, placental disease, and early neonatal death.