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 events

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: Health and ancestry

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.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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The unusual suspects: Rare diseases in everyday medicine

Medics 4 Rare Diseases and the RSM will bring a faculty of top speakers to explore how rare diseases are relevant in everyday clinical medicine.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Folic fortification and preconception care: Why? How much? When?

The government is currently reviewing the results of a recent consultation on plans to fortify flour and bread in the UK with folic acid. This meeting will review the positive and negative health implications of this change, discuss the genetic factors at play and explore the field of human fertility issues in light of this proposal.

  • Price £30 - £150
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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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.

President

Dr Sarah Rae