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NTRK Testing Webinar

The Genomic Medicine Service and NTRK Tumour Agnostic Testing and Treatment Pathways in Solid Tumours
Virtual educational meeting: Wednesday 16th June 2021: 5.30pm – 6.45pm

The North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub are delighted to host this educational meeting and welcomes healthcare professional attendees from our regional cancer clinical teams.

Aims: To explore the role of the NHS genomic medicines service in delivering cancer genomic testing via the regional network of GLH’s and to examine the clinical testing and treatment landscape associated with managing patients with NTRK gene-fusions. Click here to register!

Agenda

5:30pmWelcome and introductions
Dr Angela George, Clinical Director (Cancer), North Thames GLH
5.35pmThe role of the Genomic Medicine Service in precision oncology
Dr Angela George, Clinical Director (Cancer), North Thames GLH
5.45pmThe NTRK testing and treatment landscape and patient case study: A clinician’s perspective (Bayer sponsored session)
Dr Martin Forster, Associate Professor and Consultant in Medical Oncology UCL Cancer Institute
6.00pmNTRK testing and reporting pathways
Dr Mike Hubank, Scientific Director, North Thames GLH
6.15pmSample requirements, tumour assessments and optimising tissue pathways
Professor Louise Jones, Pathology Lead, North Thames GLH
6.30pm-6:45pmQ & A: Panel

For more information please contact corinnetrim@nhs.net

This educational event is organised by the North Thames NHS Genomics Laboratory Hub and sponsored by Bayer. The level of sponsorship covers the digital platform the meeting is hosted on, the meeting recording and the guest speaker fee. Bayer has had no influence over the content of the presentations outside of the sponsored guest speaker. 

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Mainstreaming Genomic Medicine Programme: Genetic Testing in Cancer

Book your place now for this free online, interactive, training programme with a practical focus on specific disease areas.

Organised by the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub, the online sessions will involve a series of interactive workshops and Q&A sessions with the faculty and include signposting for further development/support opportunities.

Training Sessions

An Introduction to Genomics
This 90-minute session includes 4 interactive sessions
1) Principles of genomic testing and clinical applications
2) The consent conversation
3) Implications of results
4) Ethical, legal, and social issues of genome testing

Participants will be asked to do some pre-reading, which will take about 30 minutes
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
12.30 – 14.00

Specialist sessions:- These 60-minute sessions will focus on the practical application within specific cancer types. All participants are required to attend the core session before attending a specialist session.

Breast Cancer
Led by Dr Angela Brady, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London
Monday 28th June 2021 12:30 – 13:30  
Bowel Cancer      
Led by Dr Kevin Monahan, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London
Tuesday 6th July 2021 13:00 – 14:00

To book onto the programme please contact corinnetrim@nhs.net

Please also reach out for further information or if you are interested but cannot make these dates.

This programme aims to support healthcare professionals who have been or will be involved in the consenting of patients for genomic testing and the requesting of genetic/genomic tests. The programme has been developed in the line with the HEE GEP competency framework to facilitate the consent conversation for genomic testing.

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A week to champion genomics in healthcare

Join the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) on Monday 28th June 2021 as they launch their fourth Genomics Conversation week of action campaign. Aimed at the nursing, midwifery and health visiting community, the week is an opportunity for the programme to demonstrate how relevant genomics is in practice today.

A survey carried out in 2020 revealed that there is an appetite for more educational opportunities in genomics but that people lack the time to learn more or feel genomics is too technical and/or not relevant.

Throughout the course of the week the GEP will show that genomics can be accessible, is relevant and that it IS possible to learn the fundamentals in a short time frame through its free resources, courses and tools. Further details will be available in the coming weeks on the GEP website and via social media; look out for the GEP on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information please contact:

Charlotte Murray (National inquiries)
Stakeholder Engagement Officer – Genomics Charlotte.Murray@wm.hee.nhs.uk
0121 695 2410

Corinne Trim (Regional inquiries)
corinnetrim@nhs.net
Education and Training Lead
North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub (NTGLH)