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Lunch & Learn – Unique -Supporting families with rare chromosome or gene disorders
June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Unique-Supporting families with rare chromosome or gene disorders
As part of rare chromosome awareness week, we are excited to be joined by representatives from
Unique, who will be discussing their role in supporting patients and professionals with pre and postnatal diagnosis of rare chromosome or gene disorders. This talk will also cover topics including implications of a diagnosis, and the language used by healthcare professionals.
Anita Davis Anita has worked as part of the Unique team for the last year. Her role at Unique is to support families and professionals with rare chromosome and specific single gene disorders. She is passionate about giving a listening ear and support to families who are facing a tough time. Her role is
to provide information and answer queries and to match families based on their rare chromosome disorder, symptoms or treatments.
Professionally Anita has worked as a Midwife for 26 years. In the latter part of her midwifery career, she was working in a department which offered screening and counselling for expectant mums, when an abnormality had been detected in a pregnancy. This is where she came across unique, when she was doing a genetic course at work.
Anita is also a
mum to 3 busy teenage boys, who all keep her on her toes and have their own unique challenges in life. Her eldest son, who is now fit and well, had cancer age 14 months old. Her middle son is on the autistic spectrum and the youngest son has size 15 feet, which presents a whole new challenge in itself!’