What is neurogenetics?

Neurogenetics provides services for children and young people with disorders affecting nerves and muscles.

How do we help chidren who have neurogenetic disorders?

Neurogenetics services are provided at The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) and Sydney Children's Hospital (SCH).  

At CHW, the Neurogenetics Clinical Service is part of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR). Neurogenetics has two major components; the Neuromuscular Service (incorporating the muscle diseases and peripheral neuropathy diagnostic and management teams) and the Neurogenetics Service (with a large focus on Neurofibromatosis). These services operate the Neurogenetics Clinic and the Neuromuscular Clinic and are closely aligned with the Neurogenetics Research Unit and the Institute for Neuromuscular Research. The Neuromuscular Management Clinic is operated in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Department.

At SCH, Neurology leads the Neurogenetics Service.