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External: Tissue Handling for Genomic Medicine
January 17 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (SWGMC) invites you to a day of expert presentations, discussion and networking, covering key issues, such as:
· The future of pathology and fresh tissue handling for genomics
· Handling small tumours
· Case studies from resection and biopsy pathways
The aim of this event is to bring the pathology community together to share best practice, to hear from experts in the field and develop ways of working for the future.
One of the major challenges of the 100,000 Genomes Project has been collecting tissue samples from participants so that DNA can be extracted and sequenced.
Pathologists have a challenge ahead to navigate how best to handle tissues to enable optimal results with respect to morphology, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology.
Prof. Louise Jones, Clinical Lead for Molecular Pathology, Genomics England and Barts Cancer Institute, London.
Dr Clare Craig, Clinical Lead for Cancer Recruitment, Genomics England, Queen Mary University of London.
Dr Jane Moorhead, Histopathology, Kings College Hospital and Scientific Advisor, NHS England.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
This event is an open invite to Histopathology colleagues in the South West and to colleagues from neighbouring Genomic Medicine Centres.
The Cardinal Newman House is situated approximately half a mile from the city centre, behind Exeter County Hall and next to Mount St. Mary Convent on Wonford Road. It is a short 10 minute taxi journey from all main Exeter train stations. Please note, parking is free but limited.
For more information or to register, please click here.