Genomic applications in Medicine & Health

The Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK) is a registered non-profit corporate organization providing up to date and evidence-based information on all aspects of OMICS and Genomics relevant to the contemporary practice in clinical and preventive medicine and healthcare. The Foundation undertakes a number of professional activities including publishing books & journals, organizing dedicated educational conferences, seminars and symposia on genetics & genomics, advise and consultancy on genomic research projects and providing information to the lay public, press and media. The Foundation shares its objectives and works in partnership with several international genomics and biotechnological organizations for improving the global health and enhancing the socio-economic progress in many developing and less developed nations.

Indo-UK Seminar on Clinical Genomics in Medical Practice

18-20 December 2018, hosted by the Board of Genetic Counselling, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

This 3 day event was organized by the Board of Genetic Counselling India with the sole aim of providing practicing and trainee genetic counselors opportunity for learning and enhancing skills in genetic counseling with specific focus on current trends in genomics led clinical practice. The UK Faculty, led by Professor Kumar, delivered key note lectures and engaged in interactive discussions on new emerging aspects of genetic and genomic counseling.

The highlight of this event was to take in depth look into current training opportunities across India for genetic counselors as a new healthcare profession. Dr. Anita Singh, Senior Director, representing the non-statutory Healthcare Sector Council on behalf of the Government of India led the discussion on the structure and organization of the Genetic Counselling in India as a specialist healthcare profession. The Board of Genetic Counselling of India is now committed for defining skills required by practicing and new genetic cousellors in line with the International standards and guidelines. The GMF-UK is taking the lead in this important exercise through establishing new contacts with the UK Association for Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC), affiliated with the British Society of Genetic Medicine.

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