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Monogenic Diabetes in Pregnancy

Free, virtual lunch and learn for nursing and midwifery staff

Join the South East Genomic Medicine Service and North Thames Genomic Service Lunch and Learn session for nurses and midwives to gain an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare.

Professionals will share their expertise of genomic tests available for patients through different patient pathways.

Topic: Monogenic Diabetes in pregnancy

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.

Topics and speakers covered:

An Introduction to the National Genomic Test Directory

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

Kelly Williams, Lead Genomic Midwife North Thames GMSA and Joanne Hargrave, Lead Genomic Midwife, South East GMSA

Monogenic Diabetes in Pregnancy

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.

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

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New Course: Genomics Essentials for Paediatric Oncology

An overview of hereditary cancer predisposition in children

This one day learning event organised by the North East Thames Cancer
Genetics team will give an overview of paediatric cancer genetic syndromes and covers aspects of diagnosis, management and genetic counselling.

The faculty consists of clinicians from GOSH and beyond who are national and international experts in their field.

The course is for any healthcare professional interested in broadening their
understanding of hereditary cancer predisposition in children. It is particularly suitable for:

Clinical Genetics Registrars, Consultant Clinical Geneticists, Oncology Registrars, Consultant Oncologists and Paediatric Oncology Nurses

Learning Outcomes

  • Improved understanding of hereditary conditions which predispose to cancer in childhood
  • Improved understanding of surveillance options for managing cancer risk in childhood
  • Exploring the genetic counselling challenges in a paediatric cancer genetics setting

Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022 9.10 16.30
Venue: Online (Zoom)
CPD Accreditation: In progress
Cost: £125

For more information contact events.gla@gosh.nhs.uk

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Updates to the National
Test Directory for Cancer
Drop-in Session

The North Thames Genomic Laboratory Service is running monthly drop-in sessions for healthcare professionals in our region. Thursday 7th July will focus on Updates to the National Test Directory for Cancer.

To join the meeting, please use the Microsoft Teams Link.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact corrinetrim@nhs.net.

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Think Patient Care, Think Genomics: Lunch and Learn Webinars for Nursing and Midwifery professionals

Join us for our 1st edition of ‘Lunch and Learn’, a session for nurses and midwives to get an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare. Professionals will share their expertise of genomic tests available for patients through different patient pathways.

On Friday 24th June, 13.00-14.00, our session will be looking at Cystic Fibrosis Screening and Diagnosis.

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Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine Across a Lifetime

Did you know that genomic medicine could affect how you
diagnose and manage patients from their pre-natal care,
through childhood and adolescence, and adulthood?

To make sure everyone for whom genomics is appropriate can
access the tests that are right for them, it’s important that all
NHS healthcare professionals feel confident to recognise when
it’s time to think genomics for their patients.

The North Thames and South East Genomic Medicine Services are
running a series of webinars which will explore how Genomic
Medicine can affect a patient across different stages of their life, and
how different NHS disciplines are vital to making sure genomics is
used safely and effectively.

Join our MDT panels for a #GenomicsConversation and learn more about where genomics is already being used, where it might go in the future and explore example case studies across the lifetime.

  • Tuesday 21st June 12:30-1pm | Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Adulthood
  • Wednesday 22nd June 12:30-1pm | Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Thursday 23rd June 12:30-1pm |Let’s Talk: Genomic Medicine in Pregnancy and Pre-Natal Care
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Showcase of Genomics
across North Thames

Genomic medicine is coming into every-day-practice for multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals across the NHS, improving how we diagnose and treat patients of all ages with cancer and rare or inherited diseases.

In our one day showcase you can find out how genomic medicine is changing healthcare in North London, Essex and Hertfordshire, and hear about the new pathways now in place across many services.

The full programme will be released soon and will cover;

  • The role of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in paediatric cancers and rare diseases
  • Evaluations of new and transformative services such as fetal exome sequencing and non-invasive prenatal diagnosis
  • Information on key changes to cancer pathways which have allowed more targeted management plans.

Please note this event is only for healthcare professionals working in the North Thames region – this includes North East, Central and West London, Hertfordshire (Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans, Watford and Three Rivers) and Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Mid Essex, South East Essex and Thurrock).

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Whole Genome Sequencing and Mainstreaming Genomic Medicine monthly drop-in sessions

The North Thames Genomic Laboratory Service is running monthly drop-in sessions for healthcare professionals in our region. If you have any questions or queries related to Whole Genome Sequencing or Mainstreaming of genomic medicine, please attend one of our sessions being held on the first Thursday of every month between 3:30pm-4pm.

To join the meeting, please use the Microsoft Teams Link.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact corrinetrim@nhs.net.

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Mainstreaming Genomic Medicine Programme: June – September 2022

Book your place now for this free online, interactive, training programme with a practical focus on specific disease areas.

This programme aims to support healthcare professionals who have been or will be involved in the consenting of patients for genomic testing, the requesting of genetic/genomic tests and in communicating the results.

Organised by the North Thames Genomic Medicine Service, the online sessions will involve a series of interactive workshops and provide opportunities to engage and ask questions; signposting for further information and support will be given.

Training Sessions

SessionsDates
An Introduction to Genomics – Rare Disease Focus

This session will cover; principles of genomic testing and clinical applications, the consent conversation, implications of results and ethical, legal, and social issues of genome testing.
Thurs 23rd June 16.00 – 17.15 hrs
or
Thurs 8th Sept, 13.00 – 14.15 hrs

Participants will be asked to do some pre-reading, which will take about 30 minutes
An Introduction to Genomics – Cancer Focus

This session will cover; principles of genomic testing and clinical applications, the consent conversation, implications of results and ethical, legal, and social issues of genome testing.
Thurs 30th June 13.00 – 14.15 hrs
or
Thurs 15th Sept, 13.00 – 14.15 hrs
 
Participants will be asked to do some pre-reading, which will take about 30 minutes
Return of Results
This session will cover; types of germline genomic test results, how to read a genetic test report, implications of results to patients and families.
Wed 6th July, 16.00 -17.00 hrs
or
Thurs 15th Sept, 16.00 – 17.00 hrs

If you have any questions, would like further information or to discuss individual needs, please contact the Programme Lead Corinne Trim on corinnetrim@nhs.net

The programme has been developed in the line with the HEE GEP competency framework to facilitate the consent conversation for genomic testing and the competency framework for communicating germline genomic results