Welcome to the latest issue of the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre Training Bulletin.
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Thank You!

Happy New Year and thank you from the East of  England Genomic Medicine Centre. Over 1,000 of you entered our Genomic Training Needs Analysis survey sent out just before Christmas with a chance to win an iPad mini. 

This was a fantastic response and we were really pleased with the enthusiasm and interest in genomic medicine. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your training needs.

The lucky winner chosen at random was Jane Fenner, Deputy Operations Manager Ophthalmology at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. Jane was delighted with her prize.

Ophthamologists play an important role in spotting genetic conditions. Genetic disease in ophthalmology is a major cause of blindness among children and working-age adults. 20.2% of blind registrations in the working age group in England and Wales are attributed to inherited retinal disorders.  New genomic based testing is particularly useful in conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa or congenital cataract where the causal mutation for an individual may be in one of many different genes. With older technologies, such tests were expensive and time-consuming.
Start the New Year and learn something new, full details of all the Genomic Education Programme (GEP) CPD courses available below. There is funding available for NHS staff. 

CPD courses taught at the University of Cambridge

Full details about the Masters in Genomics Medicine 

There is funding available for the CPD Modules and Postgraduate Certificate. Please inquire about funding for the full Masters programme.
Please contact us by email for full details at
Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Genomic Medicine, for an October 2017 start
University of Cambridge Masters website
Courses with places still available starting in 2017
  • Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare 9-13th January 2017
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment 30 January – 3 February 2017
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis 20-24th February 2017
  • 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
The GEP is offering all NHS professionals fully-funded continuing personal and professional development (CPPD) modules to support healthcare staff to keep up with and stay ahead of developments in genomic and precision medicine. 
The individual modules are a great way to learn more about Genomics, and they allow students to balance work and home life with their studies in a way that is more relevant to their day to day role. Each module involves 1 week of full time teaching. 

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