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  • What is Genetic Counselling?

    3 August - 25 October 2020

    What is Genetic Counselling? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/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 [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] geneticcounsellingHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    31 August 2020 - 3 January 2021

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance-2aa0df3a-e74c-4f5c-acc3-8c2ee0847f71 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits) * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 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? The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’. ### Who is the course for? This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course. ### What do people say about this course? "_I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done._" Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology "_A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me._" Christine Laws, Medical Doctor “_Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease._” Prue van der Hoorn, Artist # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. ### What topics will you cover? * Diseases caused by bacteria * What bacterial genomes look like * Genome sequencing technology * Mechanisms of transmission and resistance * Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens * Antimicrobial resistance ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic * Explore the structure of bacterial genomes * Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies * Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease * Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance # Educators ## **Lead Educators** **[Dr Adam Reid][1]** I am a senior staff scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I'm interested in using genomics and bioinformatics to better understand infectious diseases. **[Dr Josie Bryant][2]** I am a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine. I am working on bacterial genomics and evolution with a focus on within-patient microbial diversity ### Dr Francesca Short I am a scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I am interested in using functional genomics techniques to understand infections caused by the bacterium _Klebsiella pneumoniae_. ## **Programme Lead Educator** **[Professor Nicholas Thomson][3]** I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. ### The course also features interviews with distinguished scientists, including: * **[Mathew Beale][4]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Daryl Domman][5]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Gal Horesh][6]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Catherine Ludden][7]** - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine * **[Tapoka Mkandawire][8]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Julian Parkhill][9]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **Lindsay Pike** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Michael Quail][10]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Susannah J. Salter][11]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Estee Torok][12]** - Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge [1]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/reid-adam-james [2]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/josie-bryant [3]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/thomson-nicholas-robert [4]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/beale-mathew [5]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/domman-daryl [6]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/horesh-gal [7]: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/ludden.catherine [8]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/mkandawire-tapoka-t [9]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/parkhill-julian [10]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/quail-michael-andrew [11]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/salter-susannah-j [12]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/et317@medschl.cam.ac.uk # 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 # CDP Approval 2020-08-31 09:00:00 UTC 2021-01-03 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • ELIXIR CZ Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences I

    26 - 27 October 2020

    Prague, Czechia

    Elixir node event
    ELIXIR CZ Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences I https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-cz-artificial-intelligence-in-life-sciences-i This workshop will provide a basic introduction to machine learning and its application in Life Sciences, with a special focus on molecular and cell biology. Data-driven approaches penetrate various scientific disciplines, including the fields of biology, biochemistry and biotechnology. Novel technologies of high-throughput data collection and advanced data analysis, such as deep neural networks, offer exceptional opportunities for the development of very complex and accurate mathematical models. The theoretical lectures will cover main methods, algorithms and technologies, illustrate their use in biology and biochemistry research using real-life examples. Hands-on practicals will provide participants with essential skills for the application of machine learning methods and software tools for solving problems in Life Sciences. We plan to continue in our effort to organize follow-ups of this meeting and focus on challenging issues in life science disciplines approachable by AI technology. 2020-10-26 11:00:00 UTC 2020-10-27 14:00:00 UTC ELIXIR CZ, IOCB, FNUSA – ICRC, University of West Bohemia Flemingovo nám. 542, 542, Flemingovo náměstí, Prague, Czechia Flemingovo nám. 542, 542, Flemingovo náměstí Prague Hlavní město Praha Czechia 166 10 [] https://www.elixir-czech.cz/events/elixir-cz-artificial-intelligence-in-life-sciences-oct-2020 [] [] 75 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Artificial Intelligencemachine learningDrug design

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