About this event

  • Date and time Fri 18 Dec 2020 from 8:45am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Medical Genetics

*Please note: This event was due to take place on Wednesday 10 June 2020 and has been postponed to Friday 18 December 2020.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.*

At this unique meeting, representatives from NHS England will give an up to date outline of the changes in genomic infrastructure which will transform the provision of genomic testing in the NHS.

Top speakers will help clinicians understand how the increasing availability of state of the art genomic testing in the NHS will impact their day to day clinical practice. You will be introduced to different types of genomic testing, discuss when and how to organise a genetic test for your patient and examine the impact of genomic testing on individuals and their families.

Meeting topics:

1. Discuss recent advances in genomic testing and how they have been integrated into clinical testing pathways within the NHS.
2. Understand when and how to request a genomic test.
3. Consider how to prepare patients for a genomic test.
4. Familiarize yourself with genomic testing reports.
5. Develop the skills to communicate genetic results to patients.
6. Learn about the impact of genetic testing on patients and their families.
7. Consider how to support patients who have had a genomic test

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Early bird pricing available until 24 September 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£128.00 £76.00 £76.00 £40.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Shwetha Ramachandrappa, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Are we ready for the genomics revolution? – introducing the NHS Genomic Medicine Service

Dr Angela Douglas, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England, NHS England

Your role in the genomics revolution – what do you and your team need to know?

Health Education England

Tea and coffee break
Genomics at the beside - when and how to prepare patients for genomic tests

Dr Vishakha Tripathi, Consultant Genetic Counsellor, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Generation and clinical interpretation of genomic results – a multidisciplinary endeavour

Dr Julia Baptista, Principal Scientist and Honorary Lecturer in Genomic Medicine, Exeter Genomics Laboratory and University of Exeter Medical School

Panel discussion

Annual General Meeting

Chair: Introduction to genomic results

Dr Shwetha Ramachandrappa

How to deliver the results of a genetic test - how to deliver results, including unexpected or incidental findings

Speaker to be confirmed

Beyond the revolution – future frontiers in genomic testing

Dr Mina Ryten, MRC Clinician Scientist, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University College London Institute of Neurology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
A personal perspective on genomic testing

Mrs Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair, 100K Genomes Project Participant Panel

Supporting patients and families through testing and beyond

Unique Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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