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COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on genomics

September 21 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:35 PM

The genomic revolution 3 webinar- Royal Society of Medicine


This event is the final episode of the Medical Genetics COVID-19 series.

In this webinar, experts will explain how genomic research has been affected globally by the pandemic and what needs to be done to set it back on track. Speakers will also discuss successes within the genetics field during COVID-19, how they were achieved, helping delegates learn how the genetics speciality is preparing for the future.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand what happened to research studies using genomics during COVID-19, failures and successes
  • Recognise how capacity can be built in the future to establish genomics at the heart of future healthcare research
  • Value the power in building on existing strengths and maximising international collaboration in the wake of a global pandemic

This webinar will raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on genomics and consider lessons learnt from the pandemic in order to help future-proof genetic research.

Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start time. Please visit the Royal Society of Medicine website for more information and to book a free place.



September 21 2020
5:00 PM - 6:35 PM
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United Kingdom


Medical Genetics
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.