Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors (2017)

Anna spoke at and was on the scientific programme committee of the third edition of this course, offered at the Wellcome Genome Campus by Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, Connecting Science
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Contributors Anna Middleton
7th February 2017

Course Summary from ACSC website:

"We are pleased to announce the third in our series of courses for genetic
counsellors. This course, supported by Health Education England, aims to
meet the training needs of genetic counsellors as they upskill in
response to the introduction of genomic sequencing in the clinic.

The programme will provide an introduction to the fundamental aspects of
genomics and bioinformatics that underpin clinical practice. It will
focus on the use of sequencing in relation to diagnostics and has been
designed specifically by genetic counsellors for genetic counsellors.
There is a particular focus on learning how to do variant
interpretation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to work with
sequence data and explore how it is created, analysed and
delivered.  There will be two workshop sessions focusing on case
studies involving eye disorders and developmental disorders.  An
optional refresher session on molecular genetics will be held before the
main programme commences – this offers an overview of all the terminology
that will be built upon in the main course.

The course is suitable for clinically practising genetic counsellors.
Applications are welcome from international candidates but priority will
be given to those working within the NHS. It has been designed so that it
is relevant for use by genetic counsellors in their GCRB registration."


Middleton A (2017) Delivered course introduction on the Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors course. Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, Connecting Science, Wellcome Genome Campus. Cambridge UK, 7 February.