Meyer-Rokitansky-Kustner-Hauser Syndrome - A Non-lethal Birth Defect with Broad Implications for Health Care - Featuring the Presentation of the 2020 ACMG Foundation Awards
This session will expose the participant to one indication for a temporary organ transplantation to manage a non-lethal birth defect, Mayer –Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. This condition is not associated with an obvious physical impairment or disfigurement. Attendees will better appreciate that although not obvious this condition has a significant impact on the lives of those affected and their families. This session explores the scientific advances and the ethical controversies that surround – the use of a high tech risky intervention to manage a non-lethal birth defect associated with no obvious physical impairment.