Posts By: Wales Gene Park

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 »

Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2016- 2017

The Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2016- 2017 is now available here The report shows how Wales Gene Park has evolved and adapted to make the very most in Wales of the opportunities presented by genomics. A major part of what the Wales Gene Park does is to make genomic technologies available to biomedical researchers… 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 »

The Psychiatry of Huntington’s Disease

Friday 10th November 2017, Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, 9.30am – 4pm The objectives of this meeting are to give mental health professionals and psychiatrists confidence in recognising and managing the commoner symptoms encountered in HD, and to know when to refer on for a further opinion. Subjects covered will include recognising when someone may… Read more »

Polyposis Meeting and Research Update

27th September 2017, Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff City Centre This meeting will bring together gastroenterologists, pathologists, clinical geneticists, surgeons, paediatricians researchers, genetic counsellors and trainees from these specialties. The event is designed to provide updates across the specialties on the field of inherited polyposis syndromes. The event will also be an opportunity to hear about… Read more »

3G public genetics conference – North Wales

24th October 2017, Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham, 10am-2pm Like to find out more about the fascinating field of DNA, genetics and genomics and discover how it affects our everyday lives? Join us for the 2nd Wales Gene Park 3G conference in North Wales! The event is aimed at members of the public over 50, but… Read more »