The South West GMC with the support of NHS England was delighted to bring together Cancer specialists across the South West and beyond to learn more about the 100,000 Genomes Project. The event, held at Sandy Park on 29th November to officially launch the SWGMC 100,000 Genomes Project, (Cancer) was attended by over 60 delegates, eager to hear more about the project and how it’s impact will change the way we deliver health care in the future.
Plenary lectures and workshops aimed at project teams including pathologists, clinical teams, specialist nurses and trainees were delivered by Professor Sian Ellard, programme lead, Dr Tom Fowler, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, James Fisher, 100,000 Genomes Programme Director, Prof Dion Morton, Clinical Director, West Midlands GMC, Prof. Louise Jones, Clinical Lead Pathology, Genomics England, Mr Douglas Ferguson, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Exeter, Mr Adrian Harris, Medical Director, RD&E, and Mr John McGrath, SW GMC Clinical Lead.The day included background to the project and discussions regarding pathway design, eligible patients and consent training. Representation from all Local Delivery Partners across the SW enabled delegates to network and share ideas.
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