Start Date: 25/04/2013
End Date: 26/04/2013
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff.
The Wales Gene Park, Cardiff
Angela Burgess Education Project Manager
Tel: 029 2068 7267
As genetic and genomic advances impact progressively on every area of health care and scientific research, understanding their implications for the practice of public health and policy becomes paramount. Genomics is impacting the main pillars of public health. In health protection it is changing the way communicable diseases are detected, protected against, treated, surveyed and researched. In health service quality, commissioning and planning its impact is felt in all clinical specialties as diseases are redefined, reclassified and sub-classified according to genotypes. This course will help to ensure that our public health workforce is well equipped and ready to utilise this new knowledge in their every day work and to plan for better future public health programmes. Distinguished national and international experts will cover recent advances in genetics and genomic medicine such as: · recent advances in laboratory genetic technology · genomics in health care and main stream medicine · cancer genetics and personalised medicine · risk stratification, screening and personalised prevention · pharmacogenetics · the use of the genome as tool for epidemiologists · epigenetics and public health · twin research and common complex disorders · genomics and bacterial pathogens · genetic risk and health behaviour · genetics of substance abuse · genetic factors in human obesity · ethical, legal and social aspects of public health genomics This course, which will give an excellent overview of all developments in this area, will be very useful for staff working in public health, in planning and commissioning, for researchers and other health care professionals who want to better understand genomic developments and those who need a good overview to keep up-to-date with this rapidly changing field.