Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:36

Be part of the most exciting genomics event in Europe

The Festival of Genomics, the largest genomics event in the UK, returns to London to showcase the latest developments and innovations in genomics

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) will be joining a host of leading scientists and clinicians to promote the benefits of genomics in healthcare at the upcoming Festival of Genomics, between 23rd and 24th January at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. 

The GEP will be hosting stand 58 at the two-day event, where members of the team will be on hand to share more information about our courses and resources designed to support healthcare professionals with the increasing integration of genomics into healthcare, including upcoming educational resources for the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service. 

Leading speakers

There are a number of key speakers confirmed for the 2019 programme including Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, who will deliver the welcome address outlining the future of genomics in the UK. On day two Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England, will deliver the keynote address outlining the NHS foundations that will support the long-term genomics strategy.

Our programme’s scientific director, Dr Anneke Seller, will also be speaking from an educational perspective. Her talk, ‘Mainstreaming Genomics and the Education of Interpretation’, will take place on Thursday 24th January.

Topical agenda

In addition to the clinical-oriented speakers already confirmed, the agenda has been designed to reflect other topical areas including: pharma, data, genetic counselling, genome editing, single cell analysis, machine learning and technology. For more details or to find out how to get your ticket please visit the festival website. Free or reduced-price tickets are available for students, NHS staff and those working in the not-for-profit sector