Lunch & Learns Spring 2024

Lunch & Learns Spring 2024


Lunch & Learns Spring 2024

Join the North Thames Genomic Service and South East Genomic Medicine Service for a series of lunch and learn sessions for nurses and midwives to gain an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare.

April 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024

April 23rd, 1-2 pm online

Monogenic Diabetes in Maternity.

Join us to learn more about monogenic diabetes in pregnancy.

Did you know that 80% of people with monogenic diabetes are currently misdiagnosed?!

Our specialist MODY midwives, Beth & Nicola will be leading this session with talks from other experts including Endocrinologists ​to share how to care for women with MODY during their pregnancy.

Click here to book your place.

May 21st, 1-2 pm online. 

Sudden Cardiac Death.

Join us to learn more about how genetics and sudden cardiac death are connected and how genetics can help to identify and prevent it.

Here in London and the South East we are working on a new project to identify people who are at risk of both inherited and acquired cardiovascular disease using genomic testing in combination with detailed clinical assessment. For example people with Brugada Syndrome (a rare heart condition which is usually genetic) often don’t have any symptoms. Brugada causes a dangerously fast or irregular heart beat which can lead to cardiac arrest.

Once we have identified people who may be at risk of Brugada and other genetic heart conditions, they can benefit from lifesaving treatment and prevent premature deaths.

Join our webinar to hear from Professor Elijah Behr, a consultant cardiologist at St. George’s Hospital who is leading this work alongside cardiac specialist nurses.

Click here to book your place.

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