This week at the Progress Educational Trust (11 February 2019)
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is busy preparing for its next free -to-attend public event - 'Talking Genomics with Patients' - which will take place in Birmingham on the evening of Tuesday 5 March, facilitated by PET Trustee Dr Christine Patch.
The speaker panel at this event- which includes patients and parents Julie Bartlett, Claudia Beard and Dr Charles Steward - is made up entirely of people who have had, and/or whose family members have had, their whole genome sequenced in order to better understand and treat a condition of known or suspected genetic origin.
If tweeting about the event, please use the hashtag #GenomicsConversation
This event forms part of the annual Genomics Conversation Week of Action, run by Health Education England and by its Genomics Education Programme. It also forms part of the wider Genomics Conversation programme, which involves the public and stakeholders in discussions about key issues in genomic medicine.
PET has just produced a film of its most recent Genomics Conversation event - 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA' - which can be watched below. (Alternatively, the film can be watched on PET's YouTube channel here.)
Besides its 'Talking Genomics with Patients' event in Birmingham, PET has also got a packed programme of public events coming up coming up in Edinburgh and London. See below for details, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book places or make enquiries.
Tuesday 19 March: 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment'
Tuesday 19 March: 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?'
Wednesday 3 April: 'How Can We Make Surrogacy Law Deliver?'
If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #PETsurrogacy
Thursday 16 May: 'Testing Times: How Should We Use Genomic Data in Assisted Reproduction?'