Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth hosted a successful Genomics Partnership Wales event.
More than 70 people attended the event, including biomedical scientists from Public Health Wales, diabetes clinical nurse specialists, radiographers, nursing staff, as well as a representative from Aberystwyth University and a number of A-Level biology and science students from Penglais Secondary School.
Dr Mark Rogers, Macmillan Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, All Wales Medical Genetics Service, together with Angela Burgess, Education & Engagement Project Manager and Rhian Morgan, Education and Engagement Officer, both from Wales Gene Park, presented an overview of genomics and the potential it has to transform medicine and public health in Wales.
Genomics Partnership Wales was established to ensure a united approach to genomics in Wales across several disciplines including medicine and public health, to deliver a programme of work that will enable the ambition and commitment laid out in the Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy to be realised.
Peter Skitt, Hywel Dda University Health Board’s County Director for Ceredigion said: “Thank you to everyone who came together for this important event. To ensure success in the future, it’s vital that we engage with health professionals and the public about genomics and the potential benefits it can bring for many Welsh patients and clinical services. We look forward to hosting future events about this exciting and fast-moving area of science with Genomics Partnerships Wales at Bronglais Hospital.”