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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (18 February 2019)


The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Talking Genomics with Patients', taking place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March 2019, forms part of the annual Genomics Conversation Week of Action run by Health Education England and the Genomics Education Programme

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.

Julie Bartlett, participant in the 100,000 Genomes Project and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Talking Genomics with Patients', taking place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March 2019Dr Christine Patch, Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and facilitator of PET's FREE-to-attend event 'Talking Genomics with Patients', taking place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March 2019 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.

Claudia Beard, Parent Representative for Southampton at SWAN UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Talking Genomics with Patients', taking place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March 2019 Dr Charles Steward, Genomic Scientist and Clinical Domain Lead for Epilepsy at Congenica and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Talking Genomics with Patients', taking place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March 2019 Find out more here, and email sstarr@progress.org.uk to book your free place(s).

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 sstarr@progress.org.uk to book places or make enquiries.