BADGEM (the British Association of Dermatologists Dermatology and Genetic Medicine) is a newly formed 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 Irene Leigh 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.

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100 000 Genomes Project

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.   …

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European Reference Network Skin Course

First European Reference Network (ERN) Skin Course

14-15 May 2017,  Helsinki, Finland

This workshop is a chance to learn about how to use genetic methods to clinically diagnose skin diseases …

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Latest Events

Rare Disease Drug Repurposing Call

This open call is a part of a collaborative project between Findacure, Cures Within Reach, and Healx, for rare repurposing call.  They are searching for existing drug repurposing ideas for rare …

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BADGEM Clinical Meeting 2017

BADGEM Clinical Meeting 2017 will be held at the Annual BAD Conference at Liverpool on Wednesday 5 July 2017

There will be international speakers including Prof Birgit Lane, Prof Cristina Has and & …

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