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Lunch and Learn – Inherited Epilepsies, genomics & comprehensive care

May 19 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Learn: Inherited Epilepsies, genomics, and comprehensive care

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition. A genetic basis for epilepsy has long been known of and advances in genetic testing has increased our ability to diagnose genetic causes of epilepsy.

Join our speakers to hear about 


genetic epilepsy, genetic testing and pathways available for patients and their families.

Speakers include:

• Dr Elizabeth Galizia, Consultant Neurologist, SGUH, Overview of Inherited epilepsies

• Mark Mencias, Neurogenomics Nurse, SGUH & SEGMSA, Genomic testing and the role of the Neurogenomics CNS in providing comprehensive genomic healthcare


NHS North Thames Genomic Medicine Service Alliance
NHS South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance


Online Webinar
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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.