Upcoming events

Public Event: What Does Consent Mean for Generation Genome?

Together with the Progress Educational Trust, we will be discussing genomic medicine and consent to the use of genomic data on the evening of Monday 11 September.

Please email sstarr@progress.org.uk to register your interest in attending.

The event will build on discussion of these issues in the new Generation Genome report from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, and will form part of the Genomics Conversation programme of activities led by us. The event is taking place during

The event will be held during NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo at Manchester Central – you do not need to be a conference delegate to attend.


Seminars in Genomic Medicine 

Our most recent seminar was with Professor Cecilia Lindgren on the ‘Genetics of Obesity and Human Fat Distribution’.

⇒ View videos of previous seminars

External events

These are not run by Genomics England but may be of interest to healthcare professionals, scientists or participants in the Project.

Southern Health: A Local Delivery Partner in the 100,000 Genome Project

Southern Health are hosting this event in in Southampton in partnership with Wessex NHS GMC and Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to introduce you to the 100,000 Genomes Project, the role they as a trust will play in its delivery and the educational opportunities available for staff.

Eventbrite has more details: Free – register to attend

Previous events

An evening’s discussion event at Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 – please find a recording of the event on the linked page.

“The 100,000 Genomes Project is now in full swing, sequencing around 70,000 patients’ DNA codes. As genomics picks up speed, it raises a whole new set of ethical questions for Radio 4’s Inside the Ethics Committee regulars Deborah Bowman, Anneke Lucassen and Bobbie Farsides to consider. Join them and chair Vivienne Parry to decide what you’d do as a typically complex and tricky case is discussed.”


Past events

Genomics England has held a variety of events over the past two years. These include debates, public meetings and conferences. See below for details of some of our recent meetings.

View all the videos of our genomic medicine seminars.

We explored how genetics and lifestyle contribute to dementia at our event in London on 20 July 2017.

Experts discussed factors that affect our risk of developing dementia, how we make sense of what we hear in the media and the difficult decisions facing people who have a rare inherited form of Alzheimer’s.

Read more: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/genetics-event 

“Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS” – Tuesday 04 July 2017

A public event about the future of genomic medicine and the NHS, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Genomics England, which launched a new phase of the Genomics Conversation.

Speakers included:

For tweets about the event, please view the hashtag#PETGenomic

Our rare disease meeting in May 2015 brought together researchers and clinicians to help inform the rare disease data models used in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Our GENE Consortium was launched at a two day event in London in March 2015. 10 companies came forward to create the GENE Consortium, to accelerate the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients. Read more about the launch on our News pages.

An evening event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in November 2014 in partnership with Genomics England and City University London’s Science Journalism course. This event tackled head on many of the questions and concerns related to data security and commercial aspects of Genomics England’s mission and partnerships. It gave everyone an opportunity to put questions and comments to those involved in the project and to hear a range of contrasting views on the ethical and practical issues raised, with speakers: Professor Mark CaulfieldProfessor Tim HubbardDr Mark Sheehan and Dr Sarah Wynn.

At the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GECIP) launch meeting on 27 June 2014 clinical research colleagues were given an update on the status and plans for Genomics England together with an outline of GECIP and how researchers, clinicians and funders can engage with it to harness the potential of the 100,000 Genomes Project.
The Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London was the historic setting for Genomics England’s first engagement events on Thursday 3 October 2013.

There were two events – one for patients and the second for clinicians and other professionals. Each event included short presentations and questions and answers with the audience.

Genomics England held a suppliers event on 5 November 2013 in London. A document to accompany the event can be found here (opens PDF document): Annotation Supplier Presentation 
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