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Understanding Genomics in the NHS: Virtual Conference

November 29, 2022 @ 10:50 am - 2:45 pm

What is Genomics?

Genomics is the study of the body’s genes, their functions and their influence on the growth, development and working of the body – using a variety of techniques to look at the body’s DNA and associated compounds. NHS ENGLAND

As a country, the UK is considered a leader in Genomics. However, there is still little known about the role of Genomics and its powerful uses across the healthcare system. Our upcoming conference services aim to shed some light on this area and provide clear guidance and practical insights for sector professionals.

Health Education England is very much leading the way in Genomics education and has developed a Genomics Education Programme which aims to deliver the learning and development necessary to enable both current and future NHS professionals to harness the power of genomic medicine for patient benefits.

The NHS Long Term Plan also outlined a strategic focus on using and developing Genomics across the country. These plans include:

  • To be the first national healthcare system to offer whole genome sequencing as part of routine care.
  • To sequence 500,000 whole genomes by 2023/24 and help transform healthcare for maximum patient benefit, including for all children with cancer or children who are seriously ill with a likely genetic disorder.
  • Linking and correlating genomic data to help provide new treatments and diagnostic approaches and help patients make informed decisions about their care.

Our upcoming event will be the starting point of a series of virtual and potentially in-person events that are free for the NHS and the wider healthcare ecosystem to utilise.

We plan to break the event down into 4 manageable and key areas:

  • What is Genomics? A national overview
  • Educating and training
  • Data: Underpinning the Genomics strategy
  • Genomics in clinical use: Oncology/ Pathology best practice

In support of the NHS, all Convenzis events are complimentary, and CPD accredited. If you are an NHS senior manager and lead interested in Genomics and its potential uses, please get in touch to secure your free place today.

Research sources: Health education England, NHS England and Improvement, King’s fund. 


November 29, 2022
10:50 am - 2:45 pm
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0161 820 0631
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