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Professor Jacob (Jack) Canick
28 November 1944 − 19 May 2013

Jack Canick, a member of the Medical Screening Society and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Screening, died of a cardiac arrest on arrival at Heathrow from Boston. He was on his way to teach on an Intensive Course on Antenatal Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine.

Jack was highly regarded as a teacher and colleague. As a tribute to him and his teaching we have placed on this page the sets of slides he was going to use on the course, together with those he used in several of his lectures.

Nicholas Wald
June 2013


For free download please click the title of the required presentation, or right-click it and choose "Save As ..." or similar. The approximate size is shown in MB; all files are PowerPoint unless shown otherwise..

Subject Size
Wolfson Institute 2013: Analysis of free fetal DNA in maternal blood: Options currently available for screening use 1
Wolfson Institute 2013: Milestones in Antenatal Screening 4
Wolfson Institute 2013: Epidemiological Monitoring and Quality Control of Nuchal Translucency 2
Wolfson Institute 2013: Serum Marker Physiology and Measurement 3
Montefiore Medical Center 2011: Prenatal Screening for Trisomy 21 - Recent Advances and Guidelines 6
Montefiore Medical Center 2011: Prenatal Screening Using Free DNA in Maternal Blood 2
Brandeis University 2011: prenatal screening workshop - part 1 38
Brandeis University 2011: part 2 23
Budapest 2004: First and Second Trimester Screening Markers: Results of the FASTER Trial 3

Jack Canick's four presentations below are also available as member downloads on the main presentations page. They may be downloaded from either location: non-members should download them from the list below.

Subject Size
How to judge better screening tests - 2003 (PDF) 2
Prenatal Screening: Its history and how it works - 2003 (PDF) 2
Second trimester inhibin-A and new approaches in prenatal screening - 2003 2
Examples of Sound Screening: Neural Tube Defects and Down’s Syndrome - 22/05/2009 2

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