Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2022

Guy's and St Thomas' Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2022 will equip delegates with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking

Important:

Please note

This event is now fully booked. If you wish to join the waiting list please email [email protected]

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.

Course aims

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.

TBC CPD points

Awarded by Nucleus

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.

Format

Your course pass includes elearning:

  1. Access to Nucleus where you will complete compulsory self-study day either on the 25th of April 2022 or in your own time before 9th of May 2022.
  2. Six half day didactic morning sessions on Zoom. Dates for the six sessions along with timings are below:
    1. Monday, 9th May 2022
    2. Tuesday, 10th May 2022
    3. Monday, 6th June 2022
    4. Tuesday, 7th June 2022
    5. Monday, 4th July 2022
    6. Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Your fee includes the course package ‘Cancer Genomics: The Essentials’ which is hosted online via Nucleus. Upon purchasing your pass you will receive your Nucleus login within 48 hours. The course teaches the key concepts every health practitioner needs to know about cancer genomics. It consists of four modules that cover the basic principles of cancer genomics, ranging from cancer biology to hereditary cancer risk assessment to the utility of precision oncology in cancer treatment. It provides users with a solid understanding of these fundamental concepts and how to apply this knowledge to daily clinical practice.  Additionally, as genomics becomes universally applied in healthcare, many questions will naturally arise. You will also be able to join our online Slack community via Nucleus to have direct contact with the content developers, as well as other like-minded healthcare professionals.

Information:

Upon complete of the course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance
(Please note these sessions will not be repeated nor will they be recorded)

Latest agenda

Monday, 25 April 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Supported Pre-course Self-Study Day – on Nucleus
Cancer Genomics: The Essentials 

Pre course Self-study date: Developing a fundamental knowledge of core concepts.

To understand the core concepts that underpin somatic and germline cancer genetics in cancer care.

Speaker: Anju Kulkarni and Vishakha Tripathi

Monday, 9 May 2022

9:30-11:30am

Day 1 – on Zoom
Breast cancer susceptibility: Key concepts, risk stratification and management

Critically discuss the influence of cancer genetics in the development of breast cancer.

Understand management and psychosocial implications of identifying a cancer susceptibility mutation in a family.

Appreciate the role of genomic testing in guiding the clinical pathway for breast cancer patients.

Speaker: Anju Kulkarni and Vishakha Tripathi

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

9:30-11:30am

Day 2 – on Zoom
Bowel cancer susceptibility: Key concepts, risk stratification and management

Critically discuss the influence of cancer genetics in the development of bowel cancers.

Understand management and psychosocial implications of identifying a cancer susceptibility mutation in a family.

Appreciate the role of genomic testing in guiding the clinical pathway for bowel cancer patients

Speaker: TBC

Monday, 6 June 2022

9:30-11:30am

Day 3 – on Zoom
Gynaecological and rare cancer syndromes

Critically discuss the influence of cancer genetics in the development of gynaecological. 

Recognise patterns suggestive of rare cancer predisposition syndromes in a patient’s personal or family history.

Speaker: TBC

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Day 4 – on Zoom
Introduction: Key concepts of the genetic counselling conversation

Take an accurate family history. 

Understand and apply the principals of informed consent.

Speaker: TBC

Monday, 4 July 2022

9:30-11:30am

Day 5 – on Zoom
Patient-centred care: Precision oncology and psychosocial considerations

Recognise psychosocial issues around genetic testing and begin to use tools and recognise role of genetic counselling. 

Understand the role of a genomic tumour advisory board and introduction to precision oncology.

Speaker: TBC

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

9:30-11:30am

Day 6 – on Zoom
Problem based learning workshop

How to book

This event is now fully booked. If you wish to join the waiting list please email [email protected]

Cancer Genetics course attendee

Found overview of genetics across different cancers very useful and helpful, and good way of understanding each type. Really enjoyed the psychosocial teaching and elements and will find these most useful moving forwards

Cancer Genetics course attendee

Overall I think it is a really well run course packed with information but all relevant to practice and suitable for all levels, all the speakers were so knowledgeable, and their passion for the area was evident throughout, thank you for running this virtual course

Cancer Genetics course attendee

I learned so much about cancer and genetic risk that I found fascinating. Prior to this course I can admit to not being particularly drawn to cancer genetics but this course has changed this. I found everything useful I have no negatives to say, my thirst for genetic counselling is high, I hope I may soon be able to find a post in this field