Lecture/Discussion

Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors

03–04 February 2016

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

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
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.

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 and 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,
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 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

How to apply

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
Accommodation is provided for the night of 3 February
2016
. 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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