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Virtual Prenatal Genetics Short Course 2022

Online course
October 17 – November 8, 2022

This skills based course is designed to give midwives and other health professionals working in a prenatal testing setting, the tools to help them to enable patients to access appropriate onwards referral. These include obtaining a family history, identify high risk family histories, approaches to genetic testing, consent taking and counselling skills associated with providing information and results.

Participants will be equipped with the basics of prenatal genetic counselling and managing complex scenarios as well as an update on new technologies. They will also gain skills in taking a family history and assessing when a referral on to clinical genetics is indicated.

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Genetic Association Course With Application to Sequence and Genotype Data

Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
September 26-30, 2022

The tenth annual Berlin Genetic Association Course will be held at the MDC in Berlin from September 26-30, 2022. The goal of the course is to teach course participants both theory and application of methods for population-based association analysis, with a concentration on the analysis of exome and whole-genome sequence and array genotype data.

The emphasis of this course is on strategies for the genetic mapping of complex human traits, through the analysis of population-based whole genome and exome sequence data and genotype array data. The course will include theory as well as practical exercises. TOPICS include: Association analysis of qualitative and quantitative traits; single marker and rare variant aggregate analysis; analysis of whole-genome association study data; complex-trait rare variant association analysis of next-generation sequence data; data quality control for genotype and next-generation sequence data; haplotype reconstruction; controlling population admixture (genomic control, multidimensional scaling, principal components analysis, etc); generalized linear mixed models and linear mixed models, polygenic risk scores; imputing and analysis of imputed genotype data; detecting gene x gene and gene x environment interactions; power and sample size estimation for both genotype and rare variant data; permutation (estimating empirical p-values); and false discovery rate (FDR). Exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs, FAST-GWA, PLINK, PSEQ, R, REGENIE, UNPHASED, and Variant Association Tools (VAT), etc..

The instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Columbia University) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).

For additional information, course schedule, and application please visit the course website statgen.us/Genassoc2022

Application Deadline June 1, 2022

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Master Course on Genetic Counselling, at U.Porto - vacancies open for 2020/22 ed.

We do have a few openings for our Master on Genetic Counselling, at ICBAS, U.Porto. This full-time, 2-years, MSc has a theoretical classes (psychology, genetics, communication, ethics) and a strong practical component, with several clinical rotations (paediatrics, neurology, clinical psychology, prenatal medicine, ART, cancer genetics, among other optional curricular units) during its 1st year.

In addition to a short scientific project on genetic counselling (leading to a peer-reviewed paper), the 2nd year is fully dedicated to a clinical rotation in a medical genetics service recognized by our MSc Scientific Council (there are 4-5 openings in Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon NHS hospitals; but, both national and foreign students may also do that 2nd year rotation at a medical genetics service in their own or any other country, provided this is previously agreed by our SC).

These professionalizing rotations (internships) are guided by the same rules and principles of the residency for clinical genetics specialists in PT, and must be tutored by a local clinical geneticist or accredited genetic counsellor.

This Master Course is the entrance to the profession of genetic counsellor in EU countries. Our MSc has been accredited by the EBMG.

The deadline for receiving candidacies for the 2020/22 edition is now 30 June to 17 July. Classes will start on 21 September.

Jorge Sequeiros, MD, PhD, Clinical Geneticist

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The University of Manchester's MRes Genetic Medicine programme

This programme provides contemporary academic and practical training in genetics applied to disease and healthcare. The core training aspect of this programme is a 25 week full-time research project.

The programme is suitable for science graduates who have a basic understanding of human genetics and molecular biology and graduates will be well qualified for a career in clinical or laboratory based genetic medicine (including biotech and industrial R&D).

For medical students this programme can be completed during undergraduate training or after qualification and will provide invaluable experience for those wishing to pursue a career in genetics or academic medicine.

Graduates from this programme will be well placed for pursuing further research through a PhD.

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Swansea University MSc Genomic Medicine

The MSc Genomic Medicine course at Swansea University Medical School is based on the indicative curriculum of Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England LTD and will equip you with knowledge and skills to understand and interpret genomic data, an understanding of genetic and genomic techniques in a clinical setting, bioinformatic approaches required for analysis of genomic data, and advanced knowledge and skills to improve patient care.

The programme provides students with the necessary fundamental knowledge required to understand genomics as well as more specialised areas such as cancer genomics, rare and common inherited disease, pharmacogenomics, and infectious disease. There is also a research project, which can be based on almost any area the student chooses, either supported within the students hosting NHS department, or by our network of experts.

We offer full time and part time study options and the course is applicable to students who are recent graduates to those looking to upskill or change their career. We also boast 12 fully funded places for NHS professionals to upskill and stay in line with this rapidly growing and relevant area of medicine.

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The Gen-Equip Project - www.primarycaregenetics.org

Free online courses in genetics produced by health professionals in Europe for health professionals in Europe.

As part of the Gen-Equip project, we have produced a series of online courses based on patient cases.

They are suitable for medical doctors, nurses and midwives:

  • Working in Primary Care (general or family practice)
  • Working Secondary care (e.g. oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pardiatrics)
  • Who have begun training in genetics (genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, trainee geneticists)
  • As additional course material for undergraduate or postgraduate students in the health professions.  

There are cases to cover:

  • Familial cancers
  • Genetic issues arising during or before pregnancy
  • The child with a genetic condition
  • Inherited cardiac conditions.

 

In addition, there is a series of short webinars on key topics such as

  • Taking and recording a family history,
  • Testing during pregnancy,
  • Understanding genetic test results
  • Referring to the genetics service.

 

Please go to www.primarycaregenetics.org to access all the educational materials.

 

This project has been co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+  programme.

The material in this webinar reflects only the author’s views and the European Commission and Ecorys UK are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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