About this event

  • Date and time Mon 26 Jul 2021 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics, General Practice with Primary Healthcare

The eleventh webinar in The genetics of… series. This webinar will equip attendees with the clinical skills required to help patients presenting with common genetic situations. Frequent challenges for primary care workers include identifying higher cancer risks in patients, spotting a child with a rare disease and understanding consumer genetic test reports. This hour-long webinar will provide you with the clinical know-how you need to tackle these frequent scenarios, with the opportunity to ask questions of the panel. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Provide delegates with clinical and digital tools needed to assess a patients risk of developing certain cancers based on their family history

  • Recognise the pattern of presentation to primary care that could indicate a patient has a rare disease

  • Equip attendees with the steps to follow when presented with results of patient-organised DNA genetic tests

The genetics of… series has been developed following feedback from delegates. Presented by the Medical Genetics section of the Royal Society of Medicine, this series of talks will focus on the role of genetics in different areas of health and well-being.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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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. 


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Welcome and introduction
How to assess cancer risk based on family history

Dr Anju Kulkarni, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust

How to spot the emerging patterns of rare disease presentation

Dr Will Evans, General Practitioner, NHS, Leeds

How to deal with that direct-to-consumer genetic test result

Dr Melita Irving, Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine

Panel discussion
End of webinar



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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. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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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