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Monogenic Diabetes Virtual Training Course

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - February 3 @ 5:00 PM

This funded two day virtual course on Monogenic Diabetes is aimed at consultants, SpRs and experienced DSNs, and is designed to help busy clinicians recognise and treat patients with MODY and other forms of monogenic diabetes. It will focus on the current practices and new developments in the management of monogenic diabetes.

Highlights include:

  • Strategies to diagnose monogenic diabetes
  • Recognising and managing the different forms of MODY: including HNF1A, HNF4A and GCK
  • Management of MODY in pregnancy
  • Managing treatment change in monogenic diabetes
  • Complex genetic syndromes with diabetes
  • HNF1B
  • MIDD
  • Neonatal diabetes: genetic causes and effective management
  • Inherited causes of insulin resistance, including lipodystrophy and insulin receptor mutations
  • Genetic testing in the future

Visit the University of Exeter event page and book your place by 27th January.

Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

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.