About this event

  • Date and time Mon 13 Jun 2022 from 5:30pm to 6:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics, Intellectual Disability

This webinar is part of the popular Genetics of webinar series and will provide an interesting update on the genetic origins of intellectual disability, as well as explore what challenges remain in this area. 

Our speakers will explore what research is required after a genetic diagnosis of intellectual disability and what families would value the most from the diagnostic experience. This webinar is also a special chance to discuss what the experience of receiving a genetic diagnosis is like for patients and their families. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand what we do know about the genetic origin of intellectual disabilities

  • Appreciate the challenges and opportunities in research in this field

  • Recognise how post-diagnostic research is important in order to understand the different ways people experience intellectual disability

  • Value the insights gained from those who have received a genetic diagnosis of intellectual disability

This meeting is in association with the RSM Intellectual Disability Section.

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 wellbeing.

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Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 13 June 2022.

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Key speakers

Dr Kate Baker

Dr Kate Baker

Programme Leader Track, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge 

Speaker's biography

Dr Kate Baker is an Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  She leads a programme of research at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, focused on genomic disorders and cognitive development. Her research and clinical work focus on the post-diagnostic needs of people with neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic origin, and their families.

Dr Jo Moss

Lecturer,  School of Psychology, University of Surrey, Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Lucy McKay, Chief Executive Officer, Medics 4 Rare Diseases

Genetic diagnosis in intellectual disability – progress, opportunities and challenges

Dr Kate Baker, Programme Leader Track, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Post-diagnostic research in intellectual disability of known genetic origin – understanding behavioural phenotypes

Dr Jo Moss, Lecturer,  School of Psychology, University of Surrey, Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

The importance of a diagnosis

Mrs Kate Sanger, Co-Creator, www.mycommpass.com

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour 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 60 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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