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Genetic Alliance UK Annual Conference 2018

September 25 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Genetic Alliance UK Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held on 25 September. This conference will include two keynote sessions, talks by patient organisations, our annual general meeting, workshops and a panel discussion. The two keynote sessions will focus on the implementation of genomics in the NHS and what it means for patients affected by rare and genetic conditions and the effect of living with a rare disease on patients and carers’ mental health.

Speakers will include:

– Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
– Professor Jill Clayton-Smith, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Honorary Professor in Medical Genetics, University of Manchester
– Amy Hunter, Director of Research, Genetic Alliance UK
– Rebecca Nunn, a patient living with a rare condition


September 25 2018
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.