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'Family Matters': 100,000 Genomes Project Community Event

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MILLENNIUM WINDRUSH CENTRE

70 Alexandra Road

Manchester

M16 7WD

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Can-Survive UK invites you to this ‘Family Matters’ 100,000 Genomes Project Community event, targeted at the Black African and Black Caribbean community.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about and potentially increase engagement with the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the project, what it entails, its aims and outcomes, where the project is based in Manchester and how to get involved. There will also be a Q&A session with the speakers.

Speakers:

Vivienne Parry OBE, Head of Engagement, Genomics England

Professor Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, Mancheste Centre for Genomics Medicine

Dr Rose Thompson, Director, BME Cancer Communities

Dr Sophia Skyers, (PhD, MBA, MA, BA Hons), Research Consultant, CIBS IQ Research

The event takes place on Monday 30th April 2018, 12.30pm to 3.30pm at the Millennium Windrush Centre.

Registration and lunch will be at 12.30pm. The event will commence promptly at 1.00pm.

The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer. The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. In time, there is the potential for new and more effective treatments.

For further information, please click onto this link. https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/the-100000-genomes-project/

Come and find out what the 100,000 Genomes Project means for you and future generations.

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you.

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