About this section

The Medical Genetics Section’s purpose is to facilitate cross-specialty education, integration and progress in the field of genetic medicine and to provide insight into and promote recent advances in genetic medicine as a cross-cutting discipline.

Upcoming webinars and events

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COVID-19 and rare diseases: Risks and opportunities posed by the pandemic

This webinar brings together experts from different parts of the rare disease community: primary care, advocacy and medical genetics services. They will discuss the direct impact of the pandemic on rare diseases and the indirect impact of the pandemic on rare disease care provision, in both the short and long-term.

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Human Genetic Determinants of COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity

This timely webinar brings together leading world experts in virology, infectious diseases, and human genetics to discuss the latest research on human genetic determinants of COVID-19 susceptibility and severity.

This is one of the fastest-paced areas of research undertaken in modern human genetics and medical history.

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Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Sarah Rae