The major services provided to the patients/families with congenital malformations and/or intellectual disabilities (CM/ID) include etiological diagnostics along with the whole range of clinical genetics services, organization of multidisciplinary care and long-term surveillance/rehabilitation. The basis of CCCMID, Centre for Medical Genetics, is the main institution of clinical genetics in Lithuania providing ~7000 consultations and ~3000 genetic tests annually. The range of clinical genetics services at CCCMID includes clinical diagnosis, genetic testing, genetic counseling, presymptomatic, prenatal/preimplantation diagnostics and surveillance/reevaluation for undiagnosed cases. Other services provided include neuropsychological/neuropsychiatric evaluation, psychological consultations for patients/families, early and continuous rehabilitation and habilitation programmes for patients with psychomotor retardation/intellectual disabilities/behavioural problems and their families. Being an integral part of VUH SK that includes the whole range of medical specialties, CCCMID takes part in the organization of multidisciplinary services for patients with CM/ID and their families including laboratory and instrumental diagnostics, medical and surgical treatments, long-term surveillance and rehabilitation. VUH SK Neonatology Centre, Children’s Orthopedics and Traumatology centre, Children’s Surgery Centre and Heart Surgery Centre are the main medical centers providing diagnostics, treatment and management of certain congenital malformations for the whole population of Lithuania (with certain complex surgical treatments being performed only in VUH SK). Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and Children Development Centre have the longest history of provision of services to children with congenital malformations and/or intellectual disabilities in the country.
Besides, the Centre for Medical Genetics together with the Department of Human and Medical Genetics forms the basis for all level medical education, teaching and training in genetics and clinical genetics at Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine. Currently, more than 30 undergraduate, graduate, master and doctoral courses and 6 CME courses are provided. Besides, multiple other regular (e.g., Dysmorphology Autumn courses, Rare Disease Day events) and sporadic events for professionals and lay public are organized every year.