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East of England GMC Training Bulletin 

Welcome to the second issue of the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre Training Bulletin
  • Places available for fully funded CPPD modules for NHS staff 
  • Read about a new student society 
  • Be inspired by research nurse Claire Lee
  • Download a copy of our Guide to A Genetic Test Report

Upcoming CPPD modules in Genomic Medicine

We have spaces on the following modules which can be taken for CPPD or credit:
  • Advanced Bioinformatics – from genomes to systems 20-24th March 2017
  • Counselling skills for genomics 3-7 April 2017
  • Epigenetics and epigenomics 24-28 April 2017
  • Genomics of common and rare disease 8-12 May 2017 (only a couple of spaces!)
The counselling skills course would be of particular interest to nurses, midwives, and GPs. 
Contact Kath Dogan at the Institute of Continuing Education to register:
Kath.Dogan@ice.cam.ac.uk 
 
Apply for HEE funding here: https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/taught-courses/course-category/cppd-course/
 
Applications are also open for our postgraduate awards starting in Oct 2017:
PG Certificate (1 year part-time, fully funded by HEE)
PG Diploma (2 years part-time, at least 1/2 funded by HEE)
M.St. (2 years part-time, at least 1/3 funded by HEE)
MPhil (1 year full time, fully funded by HEE)
 
Applicants should apply for funding here: https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/taught-courses/ 
and to the appropriate University page:
https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/postgraduate-certificate-genomic-medicine
https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/postgraduate-diploma-genomic-medicine
https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/mst-genomic-medicine
http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/cvmgmpgnm
 
 

Claire Lee talks about her research project as part of her Masters in Genomic Medicine


I started the Masters in Genomic Medicine in October 2016, hopefully completing this summer. My motivation was to further develop my knowledge in this advancing field, which is highly relevant to the work in our lab, investigating genomics and epigenetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). My research project is being funded by Crohn's & Colitis UK and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), and the opportunity to do this course has given me the confidence to undertake the research project. 

 

New student group

3.5 million people in the UK suffer from a rare disease, 75% of which are children, and often these diseases are life threatening. This society aims to provide education for students in healthcare professions about rare diseases through both clinician and patient-led sessions. This will improve early recognition and diagnosis of rare diseases by future medical professionals and increase research to help the patients of tomorrow. Do you dare to think rare?
Join us by getting in touch with the group on Facebook
or email jaq25@cam.ac.uk

Understanding genetic test reports 

A fantastic new resource is available to download from the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre website. A two page reference guide to help non-geneticist clinicians, GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals understand genetic test reports and present results to your patients. 

Download available as a PDF
Any news to share get in touch eegmc@nhs.net

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