Start Date: 03/02/2016

End Date: 04/02/2016

Cost: 70

Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton. Cambridge, UK


Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses & Scientific Conferences

Contact Details:

Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences
Hinxton, Cambridge
CB10 1RQ, UK
T +44 (0)1223 495100


We are pleased to announce the second in our series of workshops for genetic counsellors. This workshop, supported by Health Education England, aims to meet the training needs of genetic counsellors as they upskill in response to the introduction of genomic sequencing in the clinic. The programme will provide an introduction to the fundamental aspects of genomics and bioinformatics that underpin clinical practice. It will focus on genetic testing and diagnosis, patient consent, variant interpretation and communication issues relevant to all practising genetic counsellors. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with sequence data and explore how it is created, analysed and delivered. The workshop is suitable for clinically practising genetic counsellors. Priority will be given to those working within the NHS. It has been designed so that it is relevant for genetic counsellor registration CPD. To optimize discussions and interactions, numbers are limited; therefore, early registration is advised. Please note that we may need to limit the number of places allocated to each centre/institute to increase diversity on the workshop. Scientific programme committee Georgie Hall St Mary’s Hospital Manchester, UK Marion McAllister Cardiff University, UK Anna Middleton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK Christine Patch Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospitals, UK Confirmed speakers Gemma Chandratillake Personalis, USA Helen Firth Cambridge University Hospitals, UK Georgie Hall St Mary’s Hospital Manchester, UK Alastair Kent Genetic Alliance, UK Anna Middleton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK Vivienne Parry Genomics England, UK Simon Ramsden St Mary’s Hospital Manchester, UK Steve Scott Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK Mike Simpson King’s College London, UK Ellen Thomas Genomics England, UK Caroline Wright Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK Jawahar Swaminathan Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK


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