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 »

Genetics Roadshows

During the autumn 2013 and spring 2014 terms, over 4000 students from 73 schools and colleges across Wales and the border counties heard talks from 58 speakers from research, healthcare and the police force on the latest advances in genetics and genomics and about genetics-related courses and careers. Our roadshows will return in Autumn 2015…. Read more »

Over the Counter Genetic Testing

Thursday 25th September 2014, 6.30pm  Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University A free public event Event organised by the Wales Gene Park Join us to hear talks from clinicians and researchers on what is meant by over-the-counter genetic testing; what sort of information this testing can reveal and what it might mean for you and your family;… Read more »

Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day

Friday 10th October 2014 – Angel Hotel, Cardiff The Golden Helix Foundation organises Pharmacogenomics days across Europe in collaboration with local groups. The meetings are FREE educational events in major cities with universities and large academic hospitals. The aims of the event are: To provide timely updates on the field of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine to… Read more »

Getting started with analysing biological big data

Tuesday 29 April 2014  A workshop on ‘Getting started with analysing biological big data’. This afternoon session is an introduction to the practical utility of various bioinformatics and biostatistics techniques and how to develop these skills yourself. It is intended for PhD students, junior staff and senior PIs who have no (or limited) bioinformatics and… Read more »

The Angelina Jolie Effect

A public event to explore how breast cancer runs in families. Thursday 03 April 2014 – 18:00-20:00  Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4HQ 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 through the current clinical and research… Read more »

The Impact of Genomics on Public Health

Thursday 06 – Friday 07 November 2014     This course will help to ensure that our public health workforce is well equipped and ready to utilise this new knowledge in their everyday work and to plan for better future public health programmes. Distinguished national and international experts will cover recent advances in genetics and… Read more »