Guy’s and St Thomas’ Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2020/21

7 Dec -
8 Dec 20
07 December - 08 December 2020
Virtual Meeting

Dates: 2 November 2020 – 2 February 2021

This virtual course will teach the core concepts of risk stratification using family history as a tool to enable patients to access appropriate management strategies. The course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services. Participants will be equipped with the basics of cancer genetic counselling and sessions will include approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking.

Full details from the Guy’s & St Thomas’ website

Programme overview

The field of cancer genomics and recent technological advances are shaping how we diagnose and treat cancer. This virtual course will teach the core concepts of risk stratification using family history as a tool to enable patients to access appropriate management strategies. The course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services. Participants will be equipped with the basics of cancer genetic counselling and sessions will include approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking.

The option of undertaking a work based learning module through KCL will also be discussed with delegates. This is entirely optional and the fee for this separate to that of the course.

Who should attend

This course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services.

Course Director: Vishakha Tripathi

The course will take place on eight half day sessions between 2 November 2020 and 2 February 2021 please see below. (Please note these sessions will not be repeated):

  • Day 1: Monday 2 November 2020

Introduction: genetic counselling and mainstreaming, cancer biology, cancer susceptibility and pedigree drawing

GSTT Speakers: Sarah Rose and Alice Coulson

  • Day 2: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility including polygenic risk scores and risk tools

GSTT Speakers: Vishakha Tripathi and Anjana Kulkarni

  • Day 3: Monday 7 December 2020

Bowel and gynaecological cancer susceptibility including sample reports

GSTT Speakers: Vishakha Tripathi and Anjana Kulkarni

  • Day 4: Tuesday 8 December 2020

Rarer cancers and precision oncology

GSTT Speakers: Sarah Rose, Devon Haynes and Anjana Kulkarni

  • Day 5: Monday 11 January 2021

Principles of genomic testing part 1: types of tests and implications, consent in genomics including result interpretation and delivery

GSTT Speakers: Vishakha Tripathi and Alice Youngs

  • Day 6: Tuesday 12 January 2021

Principles of genomic testing part 2: counselling and communication skills in genetics including ethical considerations and reproductive options

GSTT Speakers: Vishakha Tripathi and Alice Coulson

  • Day 7: Monday 1 February 2021

Cancer genetics in practice (NHS), future of genetics and research

GSTT Speakers: Anjana Kulkarni and Sarah Rose

  • Day 8: Tuesday 2 February 2021

Problem based learning workshop

Speakers: Sarah Rose, Amy Goldman, Devon Haynes, Alice Youngs and Alice Coulson

For any questions related to the course please email us [email protected]

Full details from the Guy’s & St Thomas’ website