Thursday 06 – Friday 07 November 2014
This course will help to ensure that our public health workforce is well equipped and ready to utilise this new knowledge in their everyday work and to plan for better future public health programmes.
Distinguished national and international experts will cover recent advances in genetics and genomic medicine such as:
- Recent advances in laboratory genetic technology
- Genomics in health care and main stream medicine
- Cancer genetics and personalised medicine
- Risk stratification, screening and personalised prevention
- The use of the genome as tool for epidemiologists
- Epigenetics and public health
- Twin research and common complex disorders
- Genomics and bacterial pathogens
- Genetic risk and health behaviour
- Genetics of substance abuse
- Genetic factors in human obesity
- Ethical, legal and social aspects of public health genomics
This course, which will give an excellent overview of all developments in this area, will be very useful for staff working in public health, in planning and commissioning, for researchers and other health care professionals who want to better understand genomic developments and those who need a good overview to keep up-to-date with this rapidly changing field.