A team from the Beijing Genomics Institute in China recently visited to learn more about the GEP workforce education programme
On Monday 23rd November, Dr Doris Yang and members of her team from the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in Shenzen, China, visited the HEE Genomics Education Programme (GEP) to learn more about the work of the team in educating the healthcare workforce about genomics.
As part of her visit, Dr Yang and her team chatted to members of the GEP team, including Dr Anneke Seller, Scientific Advisor to the Genomics Education Programme; Dr Michelle Bishop, Education Development Specialist; and Maxine Foster, Programme Manager, and heard about the range of educational initiatives, courses and resources available to healthcare professionals through the programme.
The final part of the BGI delegation’s day included a visit to the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre based at University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trusts. There, Dr Yang and her team met with a number of department heads and toured the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory and Institute of Translational Medicine, before a final visit to the University Of Birmingham School Of Cancer Sciences concluded their day.
The visit by the BGI team highlights the world-leading impact of the work that is being done by the Genomics Education Programme. For more information about the courses and resources available, please visit our website: www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk