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#GenomicsConversation week 2022

#GenomicsConversation week 2022 Genomics Conversation week is a yearly event organised by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme to spark a  conversation about genomics and increase healthcare professionals’ familiarity with the topic. Join us this Genomics Conversation week in the South East where we will talk about genomics and share various examples of  how it …

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The Festival of Genomics & Biodata

Join the the UK’s largest genomics and biodata event this year online. The Festival spans everything from sample collection and preparation, through sequencing and genomic data analysis, to the integration of phenotypic and other biodata to make meaningful research and clinical decisions. The ultimate focus of the Festival is to deliver the benefits of genomics …

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Data in healthcare and life sciences – collection, innovation and data use

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online conference on Data in healthcare and life sciences – collection, innovation and data use.   The agenda will cover: The role of Life Sciences and data in improving patient care and outcomes – progress made since the industrial strategy and maximising impact into the future Improving the collection and …

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Congenica EGM2020- Genomic Medicine

Enabling Genomic Medicine 2020: Mainstreaming Genomics

Join global genomics experts at the forefront of precision medicine for this free virtual event presenting the latest innovations and best practices for mainstreaming genomics to enable routine clinical care, diagnosis, and treatment.   Speakers include: Prof. Sanjay Sisodiya Director of Genomics & Professor of Neurology, UCL Dr. Michael Phillips Chief Scientific Officer, Sequence Bio …

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The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation.   The agenda: Advanced therapies: power and potential for the UK – with Matthew Durdy, The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Key issues for research and development – investment, infrastructure, workforce and manufacturing Accelerating …

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Cancer prevention, care and research in England – priorities for diagnostics, local care delivery and accessing innovation

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on Cancer prevention, care and research in England.   The agenda: Meeting national ambitions for cancer care, the impact of COVID-19 and priorities going forward Developing Cancer Alliances – progress, best practice and implementing five-year plans Priorities for cancer screening and prevention – accountability, accessibility and reducing …

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Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

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.
 
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.