Cancer Genetics Course 2020

What is Guy’s Cancer Genetics course? This 4-day course covers a breadth of topics pertinent to the rapidly moving field of genomics, impacting all areas of healthcare. We will equip you with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and a consent taking workshop, covering a variety of …

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Curating the Clinical Genome

The conference brings together the clinical genomics and biodata community to discuss best practices for the clinical use of genomic data, including interpretation and clinical utility, and the consensus generation of curated knowledge. The sharing of genetic data from clinical diagnostic testing and the generation of consensus curated knowledge is vital for delivering on the …

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The Future of Surgery

Welcome to the Future of Surgery The Commission on the Future of Surgery gazed twenty years into the future to identify advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care. We analysed evidence and assessed the implications of such developments for patients, the surgical profession and the healthcare system. This is an …

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Is Genomics relevant to me?

Come and learn more about how genomics is relevant to you during national #GenomicsConversation week Join us for the afternoon at our Patient and Public Engagement event and explore and explore how the use of genomics in routine NHS care may change the management we receive and lead to personalised medicine. Workshops, talks from clinicians, …

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Powering Patient Participation #FoG2020 v2

Powering Patient Participation #FoG2020 Day two kicked off with a keynote panel discussion on Powering Patient Participation in R&D- and Why you need us. Three great speakers from different angles discussed the immense advantages of companies using patient voices and experiences in their drug discovery and trial development processes. First up… Patrick Short, the CEO …

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Genomics and Diversity: The Impact of Engaging/Listening - Deepti Gurdasani, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary's

Genomics for all #FoG2020

Genomics for all #FoG2020 A large section of Day 1 of the Festival of Genomics was focused on The Social Genome with both researchers and philosophers speaking.  Genomics and Diversity: The Impact of Engaging/Listening – Deepti Gurdasani, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s Gender, Genealogy and Justice: Who is Genomics for? – Arianne Shahvisi, Senior …

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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.

Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
From April 2019 the interactive test ordering tool will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to directly order tests online.