Genomic Medicine for Clinicians

Start Date: 25/01/2017

End Date: 27/01/2017

Cost: £230-£394

Venue: Participants will stay at The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, for the nights of 25 and 26 January 2017.


Jeffrey Barrett (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK); Charlie Lees (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Last call for applications: 1st November

Final applications are invited for Genomic Medicine for Clinicians 2017. This course is suitable for consultants and trainees with an interest in the translation of genomics into clinical practice. The Royal College of Physicians (London) has awarded this course 15 credits for the purposes of CPD. To see the draft programme, click here.

 The rapid advances in sequencing technologies and genomic medicine are opening new opportunities and challenges for clinical diagnostics. This course will provide an introduction to the genetics of complex diseases. It will focus on new strategies and technologies to move from genetic association to understanding causal biology and disease risk. The programme includes discussions on the use of microbial whole genome sequencing in diagnostics and public health, the use of pharmagogenetics in the clinical setting and how genomic medicine will translate into clinical practice. 

 Applications must be submitted by 1 November. For further information, and to apply, visit the course website.

Topics will include:

  • Genomic medicine and complex diseases
  • Methods of gene identification: from next-generation sequencing to gene identification
  • Interpretation of Genome-Wide Association Studies
  • Pharmacogenomics in the clinical setting
  • Public genomic datasets
  • Clinical genomics and disease outbreaks
  • Emerging challenges for clinical genetics
  • The future of genomic medicine


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