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  • What is Genetic Counselling?

    3 August - 25 October 2020

    What is Genetic Counselling? # Overview * **Duration:** 6 weeks live, 2 hours per week * **Free** * **Certificate of achievement** available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date:** The course is run ‘live’ for 6 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Who are genetic counsellors? Who has genetic counselling and what does a genetic counsellor do? On this course, you will find the answers to these questions whilst learning about the role of genetic counselling in healthcare and the genomic era. You will discover why people seek genetic counselling and how it compares in different contexts and countries. You will explore the main skills and knowledge needed of a genetic counsellor, as well as their key responsibilities to patients. You will also discuss the ethical issues of genetic counselling, and its varied opportunities and challenges for the future. ### Who is the course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals, clinicians, biomedical research scientists, and anyone curious about genetic counselling. Although not required, a basic knowledge of genetics, genetic testing technologies, and inheritance patterns would help support your learning on this course. ### What do people say about this course? _"What a great course. Perfect introduction to genetic counseling. This has given me a very real insight into the work that is carried out prior to my role in a genetic testing laboratory. Also overwhelming to think of the hours that go into the counselling sessions, ensuring patients are prepared, informed and able to make their own decisions." - Previous Participant_ _"Thank you very much for such an informative, enjoyable and though-provoking course. I have learnt a lot during these six weeks and I definitely know more now than I did prior to starting! I am glad to say that this has increased my interest in Genetic counselling as a profession and am very likely going to pursue it as a career." - Previous Participant_ _"Thank you Anna and Jonathan for a very interesting course, I have enjoyed the role play as it allowed me to be in the GC and clients shoes, and discussing my thoughts/comments with my fellow learners, and learning about the difference in other countries that was shared. Kept me gripped learning something new." _- _Previous Participant_ _"It has been a great and interesting time in the last six weeks. Understanding the personal feelings/ views of patients (autonomy, empathy, patience, etc), professional ways of communication in GC, ethics of GC, with the professional know how of the Genetic Counsellors; the different contexts of Genetic Services in different countries,and also sharing the view of my co-learners, has been a great experience._ _These will greatly assist in the discharge of my duties to the the patients as I come across them whether at my duty post or elsewhere."_ - Previous Participant # Programme ### What topics will you cover? * Why people would see a genetic counsellor * Some of a genetic counsellor’s key tasks * A genetic counsellor’s key skills and knowledge: counselling skills, medical and scientific knowledge * Ethical issues in genetic counselling * What the future might hold for genetic counsellors ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Identify why people have genetic counselling and the different contexts in which people receive genetic counselling * Describe the different skills and knowledges needed by genetic counsellors * Compare genetic counselling in different contexts and different countries * Reflect on some ethical issues that arise in genetic counselling * Discuss the role of genetic counselling in healthcare as we enter the ‘genomic era'. ### What software or tools do you need? No specific software, hardware or other resources are required to complete the course. # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Anna Middleton I am the Chair of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors in the UK and ROI (2018/19) and Head of Society and Ethics Research at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science, Cambridge, UK ### Jonathan Roberts I am a pre-registration genetic counsellor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I am also a Staff Scientists at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I conduct my research within the Society and Ethics Research group. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-08-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-10-25 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] geneticcounsellingHDRUK
  • Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

    23 - 24 September 2021

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition) Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last years has been breathtaking. The first three editions (September 2013, January 2016, January 2018) were a roaring success and we are pleased to announce the 4th edition of GESB in beautiful Ghent in September, 2020. Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending GESB20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 24 June 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of June. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 30 July 2020 • Late Registration: 26 August 2020 • Abstract deadline: 2 July 2020 Speakers: • Edward Lemke - Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), DE & EMBL, DE • Sarah Christine Heilshorn - Stanford University, US • Jane Langdale - University of Oxford, UK • George Guo-Qiang Chen - Tsinghua University, CN • Jason Gammack - Inscripta, US • Janice Chen - Mammoth Biosciences, US • Dan Voytas - University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US • Alexis Komor - University of California, US • Fred Van Ex - Inari Agriculture, BE • Ross Sozzani - NC State Univeristy, US • Bruno Correia - EPFL, CH • Patrick Yizhi Cai - Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK • Tilmann Buerckstuemmer - Aelian Biotechnology, AT • Peter Smibert - New York Genome Center, Techn Innovation lab, US • Tara Deans - University of Utah, US • Jonathan Gootenberg - McGovern Institute, MIT, US • Steve Harvey - CEO Camena Biosciences, UK • Rob Marchmont - VP Sphere Fluidics, UK • Charlie Silver - CEO Mission Bio, US • Bryan Dickinson - The University of Chicago, US • Holger Puchta - Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE • Ping-Wei Ho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE • And more to come! 2021-09-23 08:00:00 UTC 2021-09-24 18:00:00 UTC VIB De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai, Gent, Belgium De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences team - +32(0)92446611 - TakaraTwist Bioscience IndustryPhD studentsAcademics 400 meetings_and_conferences [] genome engineeringSynthetic biologycrisprdna synthetistechnologies

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