#GenomicsConversation week 2022

Genomics Conversation week is a yearly event organised by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme to spark a  conversation about genomics and increase healthcare professionals’ familiarity with the topic.

Join us this Genomics Conversation week in the South East where we will talk about genomics and share various examples of  how it is currently used in practice across different NHS disciplines. View the full calendar and register for the various webinars via the links below!

All of our regional activities will be shared during the week via our Twitter so make sure to follow us @SEGenomics.

SE x NT Webinars:

The South East and North Thames Genomic Medicine Services are running a series of webinars throughout the week for all healthcare professionals from healthcare professionals working in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine Across a Lifetime

Join our MDT panels for a #GenomicsConversation and learn more about where genomics is already being used, where it might go in the future and explore example case studies across the lifetime.

  • Genomic Medicine in Adulthood – Tuesday 21st June, 12:30-1pm
  • Genomic Medicine in Childhood and Adolescence – Wednesday 22nd June, 12:30-1pm 
  • Genomic Medicine in Pregnancy and Pre-Natal Care – Thursday 23rd June, 12:30-1pm

Lunch and Learn: Think Patient Care, Think Genomics​

Join us for our first edition of ‘Lunch and learn’, a session for nurses and midwives to get an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare. Professionals will share their expertise of genomic tests available for patients through different patient pathways.

  • Cystic Fibrosis screening and diagnosis – Friday 24th June, 1-2pm

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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.