Sheffield University lecture: will genomic medicine transform the NHS?

This exciting session will raise awareness and promote discussion around genomics and its growing impact on the NHS

On Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 2:30pm Sheffield University’s genomics team is hosting a talk asking “Will Genomic Medicine Transform the NHS?” “Really?” Led by Professor Winston Hide, Chair of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, this provocative discussion will explore genomic medicine and how the NHS needs to transform if it is to lead the way in game-changing technology needed to interrogate our genomes for the benefit of people’s health.

In addition, the talk will cover the pioneering work of Genomics England and how NHS Genomic Medicine Centres are bringing together researchers, clinicians, scientists and trainees to work on whole genome data.

Turning theory into practice

Following the first talk, there is a further presentation exploring “What can the Genomics Education Programme @Sheffield offer me?” Led by Dr Janine Kirby, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, the session gives attendees the opportunity to find out more about study options including: continuing personal and professional development (CPPD) modules, the post-graduate certificate, post-graduate diploma and Master’s in genomic medicine at the University of Sheffield.

Following the second session there will be an opportunity to take part in a discussion covering both topics. The lectures are being held at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in the F-Floor Lecture theatre, and the whole event will last no more than an hour. There is no need to pre-register for the lectures.

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