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Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors

03 - 04 February 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    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

    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

  • Programme

    The workshop will start at approximately 10.30 on Wednesday, 3 February
    and close at approximately 17.00 on Thursday 4 February 2016.

    Scientific sessions

    • The role of genomics in healthcare
    • Sequencing and bioinformatics – what does the genetic counsellor need to know?
    • Choosing what to test for and taking consent
    • Sequencing, analysis and interpretation
    • Visualising and reporting genomic data – background for the genetic counsellor

    An optional molecular genetics revision session will be held on the
    morning of Wednesday 3 February 2016.

    There will be a guided tour of the sequencing facilities and data centre
    at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

  • Organisers / Speakers

    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,

    Confirmed speakers
    Gemma Chandratillake
    Personalis, USA
    Helen Firth
    Cambridge University
    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
    St Mary’s
    Manchester, UK
    Steve Scott
    Wellcome Genome Campus, 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

    Event organiser
    Laura Hubbard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    No accommodation £70.00
    Single accommodation £150.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures,  course
    materials, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the workshop.
    Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

    Please note that we may need to limit the number of places allocated to
    each centre/institute to increase diversity on the workshop. All
    applications will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee and
    we will be in touch with you if your application has not been accepted.

    Registration deadline: Closed. 

    Accommodation is provided for the night of 3 February
    . Please note there is limited on-site accommodation and
    this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore,
    early registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the workshop
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

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