UKGTN Meeting Report: Genetic Testing for Neurological Conditions

Written by Jacqui Hoyle on 3 September 2013

The PHG Foundation organised a conference, on behalf of UKGTN, to raise awareness of the latest developments in genetic testing in neurological conditions.  The conference took place on the 26th February 2013 at BMA House. 65 participants registered for the event and were informed about the role and work of the UKGTN. Speakers presented details about specific neurological conditions and the process for genetic diagnosis and clinical management.  Please refer to the conference programme for the format of the day.  A summary report of the meeting was published in July 2013.

The presentations are available to download below:

Jacquie WestwoodIntroduction to the UKGTN
Dr Shehla MohammedUKGTN Evaluation Process and Website
Dr John LivingstonGenetic Panel Test for Cerebral Malforamtion Disorders
Professor David BeesonGenetic Test for Limb Girdle Myasthenia
Thomas CullupGenetic Panel Test for Congenital Myopathy
Dr Sameer ZuberiGenetic Testing in the Epilepsies
Dr Thalia AntoniadiGenetic Panel Test for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hereditary Neuropathy
Professor Huw MorrisGenetic Test for Parkinson Disease 6 and 7
Professor Daniela PilzGenetic Test for Bilateral Frontoparietal Polymicrogyria
Professor Kevin TalbotGenetic Test for Frontotemporal Dementia and/or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; FTDALS (C9orf72)
Dr Caroline OgilvieArray CGH Test for Learning Disability, Developmental Delay, Congenital Anomalies (First Line)
Professor Henry HouldenTesting of BSCL2 in Neuropathies and Spastic Paraplegia