The GEP, in partnership with The Genetics Society, co-produced an episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast to mark the start of our 2019 Genomics Conversation week. This podcast looks at how genomics is changing healthcare, with a focus on developments in the cancer pathway and the impact for patient outcomes.
The podcast features interviews with: Barts Cancer Institute clinical research fellow Dr Alison Berner; Macmillan specialist advisor in treatment and recovery Dany Bell; Manchester University professor of translational genomic medicine and honorary consultant at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Prof Bill Newman; and GEP scientific director Dr Anneke Seller. You can listen to this special episode here.
The Genomics Conversation
In March 2019, the Genomics Education Programme launched its second #GenomicsConversation – a week of action for all health professionals.
The goal for the week was to spark a conversation among health professionals and increase familiarity with the word ‘genomics’ to increase comfort in discussing genomic testing with patients as well as signposting to relevant information and services.
Key partners, including Progress Educational Trust and The Genetics Society helped facilitate activities during the week that were designed to increase awareness amongst health professionals across the health service. Individuals were also asked to pledge to share what they learned during the week with a colleague or their team.