This event will give you a comprehensive view of the direct to consumer genetic tests available and their implications. Through lectures from renowned specialists as well as lively debates, you will be well informed of the benefits and risks of ancestry and health tests.
- Date and time Wed 19 Feb 2020 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Medical Genetics, Medics 4 Rare Diseases
Medics 4 Rare Diseases and the RSM will bring together a faculty of top speakers to explore how rare diseases are relevant in everyday clinical medicine.
With over 7000 rare diseases, medical education in this area presents a major challenge. A hand-full of rare conditions may be included in specialty-specific education however broader coverage of 'rare disease' is minimal. This is despite 3.5 million people in the UK living with a rare disease - making rare diseases collectively common. This is the only meeting of its kind specifically targeting medical professionals to teach them about the broad concepts of rare disease and offering pragmatic advice about how to diagnose and manage rare diseases in everyday medicine.
At this conference, Ms Sarah Lippett, author of "A Puff Of Smoke: Growing up with an undiagnosed illness", will share her experiences and clinicians will give delegates an understanding of the role of the generalist doctor in rare diseases.
- Rare diseases in primary care
- Genomics in mainstream medicine
- A Puff of Smoke - growing up with an undiagnosed rare condition
- Drug repurposing in rare diseases
- The role of advocates in supporting patients and doctors
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