Genomic Testing for Deafness: a collaborative and educational workshop

Monday 20th January 2020 10:00-15:00, Nowgen Centre, Manchester


Attendance is free for professionals (qualified and trainee) caring for people with deafness,               but registration is required: email

Who should attend?

This workshop is primarily for professionals involved in the aetiological evaluation of patients with deafness, including doctors such as audiovestibular physicians, community paediatricians, ENT specialists and clinical geneticists, and non-medical professionals such as audiologists, specialist nurses and genetic counsellors. It may also be of interest to colleagues working in other roles within these services.


  • To recognise patients most likely to benefit from genomic evaluation
  • To understand newly available genomic tests for deafness and obtaining consent for these
  • To discuss how testing can be integrated into care pathways
  • To understand results of testing, when and how to refer to clinical genomic medicine service
  • To understand the role of the Genomic Laboratory Hub



Time Activity Speaker
10:00 Registration & refreshments
10:30 Basics of Genomics Rachel Belk
10:50 Which patients should we consider testing? Emma Burkitt Wright
11:10 Case studies  
11:30-12:45 Round table sessions:
Obtaining consent for genomic testing for deafness  
The test directory and how to order tests  
Configuration of MDTs for interpretation of results  
12:45 Lunch
13:15 What do clinical scientists do? Tom Monk
13:45 The wider impact of genomic testing Catherine Houghton
14:45 Future Genomic Plans Lynn Greenhalgh






This event is being kindly sponsored by: Cochlear Europe and MED-EL