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Human Genome Meeting 2019

April 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

 “Genomic Education and Training for Healthcare”

Sponsored by the ‘Global Consortium for Genomic Education (GC4GE)’, The Genomic Medicine Foundation, UK (www.genomicmedicine.org)


Professor Dhavendra Kumar, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK  & Genomic Policy Unit, University of South Wales, Wales, UK; Chair- Global Consortium for Genomic Education (GC4GE); CEO & Medical Director- The Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK).

Session objectives:

  • Essential skills and competencies for delivering the effective genomic medicine & healthcare
  • Core curriculum for genomic education & training
  • Organization and quality outcomes of genomic education & training program
  • Genomic education and training in developing and less developed nations
  • Role of public and media in genetic and genomic education
  • Continuous genetic and genomic education through tertiary multi-disciplinary specialist genetic & genomic clinics (oncology, cardiovascular, neurology, psychiatry, fetal/neonatal etc.)

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Session plan

Date: 24 April 2019 

Program- Tentative: 30 minutes each including 5 minutes for questions/answers followed by one hour panel discussion

0830 – Registration

09:00 – Welcome/ Introduction
Stylianos Antonarakis, Geneva, Switzerland (Past President- HUGO)

0915 – The Global Status of Genetic/Genomic Education- Mainstreaming of genetic/genomic medicine education
Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK (kumard1@cf.ac.uk)

0945 – Genomic Medicine teaching/ training for NHS UK
Mark Caulfield, London, UK (m.j.caulfield@qmul.ac.uk )

10:15 – Genomic Medicine training program in North America
Heather Junkins Colley, NHGRI, Bethesda, MD, USA (junkinsh@mail.nih.gov)

10:45 – Status of Genomic Medicine education & training in Malaysia and Region
M.K. Thong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (thongmk@um.edu.my )

11:15 – Tea/ Coffee

11:30 – Education & Training for Genetic Counselors in Far East
Mercy Laurino, Manila, The Philippines;( mylaurino@post.upm.edu.ph )

12:00 – Genetic counseling education & training program of India
Annie Hasan, Director, Board of Genetic Counseling, India (qhasan2000@yahoo.com )

12:30 – Panel Discussion – All Speakers/ Dhavendra Kumar (Lead)
Participants – All audience and invitees
Informal led by questions and discussion

13:30 – Close of the Session


April 24, 2019
May 26, 2019
Event Category:


The Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK)
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Ewha Womans University
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