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.

 

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 ...
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/ ...
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 ...
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 ...
New Genetics Modules at Cardiff University
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 2017/18
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!
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!
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 ...
Engagement award for Wales Gene Park!
Wales Gene Park has been named as winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Engagement’ award at Cardiff University School of Medicine’s inaugural STAR awards ceremony. The awards, which recognise the achievement ...
Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters
Archived copies of the Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the images below. To receive the most recent edition of the newsletter please join the Teachers’ Genetics ...

 

Gene discovery in epilepsy: the role of biobanks in patient research
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
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
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 ...