About this event

  • Date and time Tue 4 May 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Endocrinology and Diabetes, Society for Endocrinology

This three-part webinar will provide an overview of genetics and endocrinology and feature experts across both of these fields.

In this first webinar, experts in the field of genetics and endocrinology will share their knowledge on the below topics. Speakers include Mr Christopher Bowles, Rachel van Heugten, Dr Nadia Schoenmakers and Professor Sadaf Farooqi.

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn when to test for genetic disorders
  • Understand how to approach variants of unknown significance
  • Discover which genetic disorders might be seen within diabetes and general endocrine clinics

This meeting is held in association with The Society for Endocrinology.

Have you registered for part 2 and 3 yet? Sign up to them now and get part 3 for free. Please email events@rsm.ac.uk to claim your free place:

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) per webinar of this series will be issued to those joining the webinars live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

10 x bursary places are available for this series. Please email endocrinology@rsm.ac.uk to claim your place.

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Key speakers

Mr Christopher Bowles

Clinical Scientist, University of Exeter Medical School 

Speaker's biography

Christopher has been a Clinical Scientist in the Exeter Genomics Laboratory since 2015, having previously trained in the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory. He has a special interest in the genetics of cancer, in particular hereditary endocrine tumours, and is part of the Endocrine and Rare Disease team in Exeter. Prior to working in the NHS, Christopher was part of a research group at the CRUK Institute of Cancer Studies investigating protein interactions of Adenovirus’. Christopher is also the Training Officer in the Exeter Genomics Laboratory, helping to equip the next generation of Clinical Scientists with the skills needed to interpret the constantly evolving world of genetic data.

Rachel Van Heugten

Rachel van Heugten

Healthcare Scientist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Rachel van Heugten joined the Exeter Genomics Laboratory in 2017. She works as healthcare scientist in a team that specialises in monogenic forms of diabetes and hyperinsulinism, providing genetic testing for patients around the world. Working closely with researchers at the University of Exeter, this team is able to rapidly implement the latest research findings into diagnostic practice.

Prior to joining the Exeter Laboratory, Rachel lived in New Zealand where she employed her genetics knowledge in conservation work on a range of species from mudfish to parakeets. Whatever she is working on, Rachel relishes the opportunity to share her enthusiasm for science

Professor Sadaf Farooqi

Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Miles Levy, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Leicester; Dr Ruth Casey, Consultant Endocrinologist in Cambridge University Hospital NHS; and Dr Shwetha Ramachandrappa, Consultant in Genetics, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; and Dr Soo Mi Park

A practical guide to genetic testing

Mr Christopher Bowles, Clinical Scientist, University of Exeter Medical School 

Monogenic diabetes

Rachel van Heugten, Healthcare Scientist, Exeter Genomics Laboratory

Monogenic thyroid disorders

Dr Nadia Schoenmakers, Wellcome Senior Fellow and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Genetics of obesity

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge

Panel discussion
Close of webinar

Location

Online

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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