BADGEM - UK-wide clinical network dedicated to genetic skin diseases
BADGEM (the British Association of Dermatologists Dermatology and Genetic Medicine) is a UK-wide clinical network dedicated to rare genetic diseases of the skin. Established jointly in 2013 by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (DGEM), BADGEM is currently led by Professor Edel O'Toole and is governed by a steering group comprising of national experts in the UK.
BADGEM had been set up as a company which is light touch as two officers of BAD are the company directors (previous BAD Academic Vice President - Irene Leigh and treasurer - Richard Groves) but its functions are determined by the steering group. In order to drive progress forward in key areas, three working subgroups of BADGEM have been established: (i) Informatics/Disease Registers, (ii) Clinical and Diagnostic Signposting and (iii) Clinical Trials, each led by experts in the UK.
Genetic testing in the UK is currently in a state of flux. Supposedly from May 2020, all genetic testing will be paid for by NHS England. At the moment, it is paid for locally. The 2 …Read More
100 000 Genomes Project from Genomics England
Since 2013 Genomics England, part of NHS England, has been aiming to bring benefit to patients whilst still maintaining ethical considerations. …Read More
BADGEM Clinical Meeting 2018 will be held at the Annual BAD Conference at Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th July 2018.
There will be international speakers including Kristina Gordon, Julian Sampson and …Read More
British Society for Genetic Medicine Annual Meeting
Thursday 5th October 2017 at Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE
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