The genetic testing maze: who is there to support you?

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Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

Wellcome Genome Campus

Hinxton

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What is genetic counselling, what does a genetic counsellor do, and who gets to see one?

Join us at the Wellcome Genome Campus for a lively evening in conversation with genetic counsellors from the UK’s Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors to discover more about this vital but often little-known profession. Ask questions and find out how they work with patients to enable them to make informed decisions about genetic tests and diagnoses.

This public event is part of the World Congress on Genetic Counselling (2-4 October), an international conference which will bring hundreds of genetic counsellors from across the globe to the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Speakers:

  • Catherine Houghton - Lead Consultant Genetic Counsellor from Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine

  • Sara Levene - Consultant Genetic Counsellor, The Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health, London

  • Natalie Moreton - Principal Genetic Counsellor from Manchester Genomic Medicine Service

  • Nicola Taverner - Genetic Counsellor and Lecturer, Centre for Medical Education, University Hospital of Wales

Chair:

  • Anna Middleton - Genetic Counsellor and Head of Wellcome Genome Campus Society and Ethics Research


You will also have the opportunity to be one of the first visitors to our new Campus exhibition Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus.

Other details:

  • The Conference Centre bar will be open from 6.30pm, serving bar snacks and a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks.

  • Free parking in the Conference Centre car park (D)

  • Please arrive in good time: it is a big Campus and it takes a surprising amount of time to give your (the ticket holder's) name at the entrance to Campus, then park and get comfortable in the Conference Centre auditorium (possibly with a trip to the bar too!).

  • Our Conference Centre is accessible to wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. The car park is a few minutes’ walk from the Conference Centre. If it is easier for you or a member of your group to be dropped directly outside the Conference Centre you are very welcome to do so. Please speak to the staff member at the security gate and they will direct you. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility please do get in touch.

  • If you have any questions about this event please email engage@wellcomegenomecampus.org


Organised by Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science


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With the support of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors


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Wellcome Genome Campus

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CB10 1RQ

United Kingdom

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