CMFT consultant to co-ordinate European network for rare diseases

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff marked Rare Disease Day 2017 with a number of activities within the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Staff from the clinical, laboratory and research teams within Manchester Centre For Genomic Medicine manned a stall to provide information to parents and fun activities about rare conditions ranging from making genetic code bracelets to actually being able to see and take home your own DNA.

Those participating included Professor Jill-Clayton Smith, Consultant Clinical Geneticist at CMFT, who, on Rare Disease Day was also named as the network co-ordinator for the European Reference Network (ERN) for congenital malformations and rare intellectual disability (ERN-ITHACA), to be led from CMFT.

Read more about Rare Disease Day 2017 on the CMFT website.