Ethics and Genomics
24th November 2015
About the course:
A joint initiative of the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Royal College of Pathologists and aimed primarily at trainee pathologists or haematologists, this residential course inaugurated in 2012 aims to introduce participants to the rapidly evolving field of the molecular diagnosis of cancer. Clinical scientists entering the field of molecular diagnosis are also encouraged to apply.
The course consisted of a series of practical, laboratory-based sessions covering current diagnostic methodologies, followed by talks and demonstrations of next generation sequencing platforms, including the latest developments in genomic technologies. In addition, the ethical, societal and practical implications of introducing genome-wide genetic analyses to the clinic were considered.
The course hosted a number of leading national and international speakers who gave lectures on the molecular pathology of a number of cancers, including lung, colorectal, leukaemia, myeloma and others.