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Genomics Work Experience Day

Are you looking for a new career in Genomics? Join us for a day of learning from others who already work in Genomics to develop your interests and take the opportunity to do some real life genomics work! Everyone is welcome to join and learn. This is a great opportunity if you’re considering joining the Scientist …

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Festival of Genomics 2022

Returning on 25 January 2022, the 7th annual Festival of Genomics will be the largest genomics event in the UK and in Europe. The festival will take place online and will feature a number of online exhibitor portals, supported by cutting-edge theatre presentations and extensive networking opportunities all under one banner. The festival format is …

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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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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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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Course

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Online Course launch

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this free online course for healthcare professionals, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Topics covered: Overview of genetics: The fundamentals that underpin genomics NIPT: The discovery of fetal cell free DNA Developments of …

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Future of Surgery Conference

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 …

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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.
 
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.