Local Training Event – How developments in genetics are changing healthcare practice

21 September 2017 10.00am – 4.30am

CLAHRC West, 9th Floor, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT

The goal of this course is to encourage NHS staff to consider the role of genetics and genomics in their practice, using examples that range from rare genetic disorders to modifiable risk factors affecting population health.

What the course will cover

• An introduction to the 100,000 Genome Project
• Genetic screening for rare diseases, including the consenting process
• Personalised medical treatment – how genetics affects diagnosis, prognosis and treatment (using cancer as an example)
• The use of genomics in following viral outbreaks, using Ebola as an example
• How genetic epidemiology can help with identifying modifiable risk factors for disease (e.g. alcohol and blood pressure in adulthood)
• Future developments

For more information please visit the website.