Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:17

Genomic Variant Interpretation Programme

Join St George's, University of London this summer for a blended education programme aimed at clinical geneticists interpreting genomic results

Genetic Variant Interpretation Workshop

In this era of transformative genomic technologies, it is essential that those working in healthcare are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and the skills to effectively diagnose, manage and prevent disease. There have never been more tests at our disposal, and, consequently, there has never been more data to mine and interpret in order to provide the best care to patients.

Clinical geneticists are at the heart of this new era, leading the interpretation of genomic data and guiding others. To assist with this challenging role, St George's, University of London has developed a genomic variant interpretation programme that will run over two and a half weeks this summer.

Learning Modules

The blended programme consists of a two week online course, hosted by FutureLearn, followed by a two day face to face workshop. The online course covers both new and established sequencing technologies and the ways in which they can be applied, while the two-day programme will cover a variety of useful topics, including sessions on interpretation tools and models, as well as cancer and rare disease, in a collaborative workshop environment.

The online course begins on the 12th June, with the workshop taking place on 5th and 6th July. The full programme has been accredited for 10 CPD points by the RCP and will be facilitated by national and international leaders in this field.

Registration and Funding