Events

We both instigate and support a wide range of education and public engagement events.

A key role of Wales Gene Park is to enhance the understanding of Genetics throughout Wales, make access to information easier and facilitate an informed debate among health professionals, young people and the public at large.

 

Professional Education

We provide continuing professional development for health care and other professionals. A range of conferences, seminars and workshops on all aspects of genetics is offered to further the education and training of these professionals and keep them up to date with this rapidly changing field.

Our educational programmes are also designed to up-skill the NHS workforce so that advances in genetic research can be implemented to provide better care for patients and families across Wales.

 

Schools and College students

Through our outreach programme we provide challenging educational events addressing topical issues such as genetics and mental health, the National DNA Database, the $1000 Genome and Mitochondrial Transfer.

We also provide Continuing Professional Development for teachers with events focusing on the social and ethical issues surrounding gene technology as well as research based topics.

 

Public Engagement

We engage directly with the public to raise awareness and increase understanding of advances in genetics and their application in society, stimulating public discussion of genetics issues and providing for an informed debate.

 

Schools’ Screening of GATTACA with Genetics Talk
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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 ...
Rare Disease Patient Network Annual Meeting
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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 ...
The Psychiatry of Huntington’s Disease
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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 ...
Polyposis Meeting and Research Update
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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 ...
3G public genetics conference – North Wales
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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 ...
Public Screening of GATTACA with Genetics Talk
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17th November 2017, The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 10am-1pm Wales Gene Park invites you to a free, unique public screening of the film GATTACA at The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth GATTACA presents a future ...
New Genetics Modules at Cardiff University
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Genetics modules for non-genetics health professionals Genetics and genomics are an integral part of our healthcare service and our range of genetics modules will enhance your skills, knowledge and insight in ...
Schools’ Genetics Roadshow autumn 2017
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Booking is now open for Wales Gene Park  Genetics Roadshow for schools and colleges in autumn 2017! The roadshow offers free genetics-related talks to year 12/13 students in your own school or college. ...
New MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling!
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We are delighted to announce that Cardiff University’s new 3-year, part-time, largely distance learning MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling course is now open for applications, with commencement in September ...
Sign up to our Public Genetics Network!
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Launched in June 2016, our public genetics network allows members of the public to keep up to date with all the latest information from Wales Gene Park. Free to join and ...

 

Gene discovery in epilepsy: the role of biobanks in patient research
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Thursday 23rd June 2016; 6 – 7.30pm; MRC CLIMB seminar room (Room 117), Institute of Life Science 1, Singleton Park, Swansea University SA2 8PP Join us to explore gene discovery in epilepsy and the role biobanks can play in patient research. ...
The Angelina Jolie Effect: A public event to explore how breast cancer runs in families
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Thursday 30th June 2016, 6 – 7.30pm, Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham Join us at this interactive event to explore the genetics of breast cancer and what it may mean for you. Clinicians and researchers will talk about current practice ...
Genetics and Genomics for the 3rd Generation (3G) conference
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Join us for the first Wales Gene Park Genetics and Genomics for the 3rd Generation (3G) public conference!  Wednesday 22nd June 2016, The Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, 10am – 2.30pm Hear expert talks on genetics-related subjects including: Genetics & health Ancestry & the ...