Friday 12th May 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Increasingly genetic alterations are being identified which confer a risk of neurodevelopmental and mental health issues. Professionals in clinical genetics and psychiatry will need to address these issues with families and consider how genetic testing, appropriate information, and counselling might be beneficial to individuals and the wider family.

This meeting is open to professionals involved in assessing, diagnosing and supporting patients and families where genetic alterations, such as CNVs, have been identified or might be implicated. In particular, this course is aimed at psychiatry and clinical genetics medical staff, trainees and counsellors.

This one-day meeting is organised by Wales Gene Park, in conjunction with Dr Annie Procter, Consultant Geneticist & Director of the Mental Health Clinical Board, Cardiff & Vale UHB and Professor Jeremy Hall, Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University. The event will take place in Cardiff at the Radisson Blu Hotel, which is an easy 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.

Registration will take place from 9.30am, with the meeting starting at 10.00am and finishing around 4.30pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Mike Owen, Cardiff
  • Prof Jeremy Hall, Cardiff
  • Professor Lucy Raymond, Cambridge
  • Professor Andrew McIntosh, Edinburgh
  • Dr Annie Procter, Cardiff

Topics covered include: Schizophrenia, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Intellectual Disability and Mental Health & Genetics: Challenges for Service Delivery

Programme details

Registration form

Further information available from Angela Burgess, Wales Gene Park:


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