Posts By: Wales Gene Park

New Research Study: What is Genetic Counselling?

Are you affected by or at risk of a genetic condition? Want to improve the quality of genetic counselling services and how they communicate with patients? Cardiff University are seeking the views of families affected by genetic conditions, who have not yet had genetic counselling, to try and understand what people may expect from the… Read more »

Rare Disease Day 2018 – Senedd reception

14th February 2018, 6-8pm Join Rare Disease UK for our annual Rare Disease Day reception at the Senedd. The theme for Rare Disease Day 2018 is: ‘Research’, continuing on from 2017. The event will include an update on progress with implementing the Welsh Government Rare Disease Implementation Plan and the progress of the recruitment for the… Read more »

SWAN (Syndromes without a Name) Event

Undiagnosed Genetic Conditions Information Event 30th January 2018, 10am – 2pm, The Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 2JH (opposite the Motorpoint Arena). Does your child have global development delay (GDD) or learning/ physical difficulties that are unexplained?​ Has your child had genetic tests that have come back negative or with results of unknown clinical significance?… Read more »

The Future of Cancer Treatment – public event

Free public event Thursday 22 February 2018, 6:30pm – 8pm (talks start 6.30pm, doors open 6pm) Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff University, CF24 4HQ ‘Personalised medicine’ is a way of providing treatments and healthcare tailored to individuals rather than using a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Scientific advances, such as whole genome sequencing and wearable… Read more »

Genetics & Mental Health: what do we know?

As part of Cardiff University School of Medicine’s Science in Health Public Lecture Series we are holding a free public talk to mark World Mental Health Day Genetics & Mental Health: what do we know?  Dr Annie Procter, Consultant Geneticist & Director of the Mental Health Clinical Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Thursday 12th October 2017,… Read more »

Schools’ Screening of GATTACA with Genetics Talk

Wales Gene Park and Into Film present a free, unique schools’ screening of the film GATTACA at The Vue Swansea, York Street, Swansea, SA1 3LZ Tuesday 14th November 2017, 11am to 1pm As part of the Into Film Festival 2017, join us for a screening of the thought-provoking and visually impressive sci-fi thriller GATTACA, about a world in which mass… Read more »

Rare Disease Patient Network Annual Meeting

18th October 2017, Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, 9.45am-2.45pm Join us for our third annual Rare Disease Patient Network meeting. Hear talks from expert speakers on the latest advances in the field of rare diseases. There will also be time for discussion and questions with our experts and opportunities for networking. The full agenda will… Read more »