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Lunch and Learn: Think Patient Care, Think Genomics

August 10 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session Two: Monogenic Diabetes in pregnancy

Join us for our second edition of Lunch and learn, a session for nurses and midwives focused on Monogenic Diabetes.


Monogenic diabetes is a rare form of diabetes caused by a mutation in a single gene and can often be misdiagnosed as type 1 diabetes. Accurate diagnosis and identification of monogenic diabetes can often lead to treatment changes that improve diabetes control and other outcomes, and there is a key role for nurses and midwives in helping patients receive the correct diagnosis.


Speakers and topics covered:


An Introduction to the National Genomic Test Directory
Kelly Williams, Lead Genomic Midwife North Thames GMSA
Joanne Hargrave, Lead Genomic Midwife, South East GMSA

This session will introduce the national genomic test directory, which details all genomic tests commissioned in England, including tests for monogenic diabetes.


Monogenic Diabetes in Pregnancy
Dr Niki Margari, Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant at University College London Hospital
Dr Nishel Shah, Consultant Obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

This session will introduce monogenic diabetes and the importance of diagnosis, and discuss how to test and treat this condition for patients in the antenatal setting.


Register your place via the Eventbrite page.

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.