Cardiff International Cardiovascular Conference

17-18 November 2015 Six organisations, one amazing event! This event will see the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG), Cardiff Cardiovascular Genetics (CCVG), Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nursing Association (BACCNA) and the Welsh Paediatric Cardiac Network join together for the Cardiff International… Read more »

Schools’ Genetics Roadshow Autumn 2015

For the 4th time, the Wales Gene Park is running its genetics roadshow for year 12/13 students from Wales and the bordering counties of England. This event takes leading speakers into schools and colleges to talk about the latest advances in genetics. As well as taking the students beyond the text book to hear about… Read more »

Rare Diseases

 We apply our expertise and technologies to develop and implement comprehensive analysis and diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Many rare diseases (defined in the EU as those that affect less than 1 in 2000 of the population) are genetic in origin and result from change in a single gene (so called Mendelian disorders). These disorders… Read more »

Public talk

Will this treatment work for me? How genomics is helping to personalise medicine 30th April 2015, 6pm, Hadyn Ellis building, Cardiff University. Join us to hear talks from researchers and clinicians on what is meant by pharmacogenomics and find out how personalised medicine uses information about your genome to diagnose and treat diseases such as… Read more »

BioWales 2015

4-5 March 2015 The leading event for the life sciences sector in Wales this year will focus on the life sciences supply chain providing practical commercial opportunities for growth through novel routes to market in the private sector and NHS. An international line-up of speakers and industry experts will deliver keynote addresses and lead the… Read more »

Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day

Cancer and Genetics Building

Friday 9th January 2015 This is a new initiative designed to bring people with inherited eye disease together, especially those located in South Wales. The meeting will be as interactive as possible. The Optometric Adviser to the Welsh Assembly Government, Dr Barbara Ryan, will be speaking about the Wales Eye Care Plan and patients with… Read more »

Upcoming events

Further details of the 2017 programme will appear here in the new year

Patients and Families

Cancer and Genetics Building

Current work for 2014/ 2015 Launching a report on accessing specialised services and therapies at the Senedd in early 2015 amongst key stakeholders Supporting Welsh Patients Project- supporting the development of 4 patient groups in Wales where there is currently little support for patients and families affected by rare and genetic conditions. A number of… Read more »

Patients and Families

Key achievements in 2014 Development of a network of patients and families affected by rare diseases to be involved with the work of Wales Gene Park Holding four events to engage with patients and families affected by rare diseases across Wales. The events gave an insight into experiences of accessing specialised services and therapies in… Read more »