A record number of healthcare professionals joined the conversation during our recent week of action
On Monday 20 June, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) launched its fifth and biggest #GenomicsConversation week of action to date. The focus this time was to help anyone in the workforce to feel more confident when talking about genomics with both colleagues and patients.
Key themes and activities
Each day of the week was dedicated to one of five themes, with a tailored calendar of activities created to support each one. New activities for 2022 included:
- a welcome video from GEP clinical director Kate Tatton-Brown;
- an interview with Kate answering the question: ‘Why learn about genomics?;
- a collection of common questions you may hear from patients and colleagues;
- a new blog post on what matters to patients in their genomics conversations;
- the launch of a new resource for health visitors: Genomics in health visiting;
- the launch of our fantastic new learning journey page;
- a spotlight feature on our new GeNotes Knowledge Hub; and
- an overview of our Rare Disease Education Hub.
If you missed anything, don’t worry! Visit our interactive calendar of activities featuring all the resources we shared during the week.
Record levels of engagement
We want to extend a massive thank you to everyone who championed and engaged with our campaign during the week itself and in the weeks leading up to it. The response has been incredible, and we could not have done it without the support of our partners across the healthcare community.
For those interested in the stats, the #GenomicsConversation hashtag had a mammoth reach of over 1.4 million – a new record for our annual campaign. Even the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a brief #GenomicsConversation with a bioinformatician at the Cambridgeshire County Day! You can view further stats on our #GenomicsConversation webpage.
Looking ahead to next year, we need your help to ensure the next #GenomicsConversation is even better. Are there still gaps in your knowledge or questions that were left unanswered? Which resources or activities would like to see more of? Share your views in our 5-minute survey and help shape the conversation in 2023.
Speaking of which, we’re pleased to announce that the next #GenomicsConversation will take place on 26-30 June 2023. We look forward to seeing you there, and in the meantime be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn so you can continue the conversation!