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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