In January 2016, a genomics taskforce was established to ensure Wales capitalises on recent advances in genomics for health and wealth. This led to the production of a statement of intent for genomics and precision medicine in Wales ( opens in a new windowpublished in March 2016).
Our Development Officer in Wales, Emma, is the patient and public representative for the group.
The taskforce is now working to develop a wider Strategy for Genomics and Precision Medicine by Autumn 2016. The aim of the strategy is to create an internationally competitive environment for genomics and precision medicine to support the delivery of prudent healthcare for the population of Wales.
The Taskforce is looking to engage with interested parties across Wales and has arranged a series of meetings to do this. The purpose of the meetings will be to:
- To share information about plans for developing a strategy for genomics and precision medicine in Wales.
- To allow stakeholders (including those from the public and patients, Higher Education Institutions, the NHS, industry and the third sector) to contribute their opinions and voice any concerns.
- To capture the opinions of these key stakeholders to inform the development of the strategy.
ATTEND AN EVENT
The agenda for each meeting is included on the registration pages.
For further information, please contact opens in a new windowAngharad Kerrcreate new email from the Welsh Government or opens in a new windowEmma Hughescreate new email from Genetic Alliance UK.
10am to 3pm, Tuesday 20 September 2016
Seminar room, Cancer Genetics Building, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
10am to 3pm, Thursday 22 September 2016
Institute of Life Sciences Seminar Room, Swansea University, Swansea
10am to 3pm, Wednesday 28 September
Penrhyn Room, Reichel conference centre, Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor University, Bangor